Match Report & Analysis: Manchester United 2-1 Sunderland

And you thought the Chelsea victory was dramatic! An extraordinary game, how close can it get? Winning in one of the worst penalty shoot-outs ever seen with so many ifs and buts throughout the tie. Yet no one could deny Sunderland deserved victory in a highly impressive display against Manchester United at Old Trafford, knocking out Premier League champions and best team in the past two decades to reach a Wembley final for the first time since 1992. And who cannot say there may be a repeat of 1973? [More]

Match Report & Analysis: Sunderland 2-2 Southampton

The early kick off would have been a great game for the neutrals, but it’s one which leaves both sets of fans frustrated. Saints fans watched as their team throw away a two goal advantage, whereas Sunderland will feel disappointed not to have completed the turnaround following their second half performance. In fairness, the draw was probably the right result. [More]

Opposition Analysis: Southampton

With Nicola Cortese's [former Southampton chairman] resignation and Mauricio Pochettiho's previous vocal allegiances to follow the Italian banker should he leave, any Sunderland fan could have been forgiven for suggestions it's a good time to play the Saints. As it turns out, Pochettino is going nowhere and it's probably safer to suggest the situation will have little - if any - effect on our opposition. [More]

Player Ratings: Fulham 1-4 Sunderland

It was a solid team effort but the game was won by two players in particular. No prizes for guessing who but these are the performances that will keep us up should we attain that accolade. Here’s how we rated the individual performances… [More]