Sunderland Stats: Fast Goals & 8-0 Responses

Sunderland head into this game desperately looking for points to help drag themselves away from the

by GMac88 Saturday, 02 May 2015 11:00 AM Comments

Sunderland head into this game desperately looking for points to help drag themselves away from the relegation zone with time and winnable games running out. Last weeks improved performance against Stoke wasn’t enough as other results meant Sunderland slipped into the bottom three. Fortunes couldn’t be more different for opponents Southampton who are chasing European football after an incredible season.



Head-to-Head Record


Played:- 62

Won:- 23

Drew:- 15

Lost:- 24

Scored:- 82

Conceded:- 88


First Game:- Sunderland 2-0 Southampton – 10/01/1931

Most Recent Game:- Southampton 8-0 Sunderland – 18/10/2014

Biggest Win(s):- Sunderland 4-0 Southampton– 04/05/1963

Heaviest Defeats:- Southampton 8-0 Sunderland – 18/10/2014


Eight Nil


The last outing between the two clubs wasn’t a good one for Sunderland. Conceding eight goals, with three of them coming from our own players, meant we equalled the clubs record defeat. The clubs heaviest defeats – all 8-0 – came against Sheffield Wednesday, West Ham United and Watford. On all three previous occasions, Sunderland have followed up the emphatic defeats with good results in the next meeting between the sides:


Sheffield Wednesday 8-0 Sunderland - 26/12/1911

Sunderland 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday - 01/01/1912


West Ham United 8-0 Sunderland – 19/10/1968

Sunderland 2-1 West Ham United – 21/12/1968


Watford 8-0 Sunderland – 25/09/1982

Sundeland 2-2 Watford – 02/05/1983


Early Goal


When Connor Wickham opened the scoring after just 59 seconds against Stoke City last weekend, he became the 13th quickest goalscorer in Sunderland's history and the 4th quickest in the clubs Premier League history.


It was also the 5th quickest ever away goal scored by a Sunderland player after Purdon, Hughes, Robinson & Gabbiadini.


Quickest Goals


Ted Purdon – 10 seconds v Arsenal

Billy Hughes – 14 seconds v Leyton Orient

Bob Lee – 25 seconds v West Brom

Daryl Murphy – 28 seconds v Plymouth Argyle

Jackie Mordue – 30 seconds v Liverpool

Jackie Robinson – 30 seconds v Chesterfield

Darren Bent – 34 seconds v Tottenham

Michael Gray – 40 seconds v Barnsley

Fraizer Campbell – 41 seconds v Bolton

Niall Quinn – 44 seconds v Chelsea

Marco Gabbiadini – 47 seconds v Fulham

Billy Hughes – 55 seconds v Aston Villa

Connor Wickham – 59 seconds v Stoke


Not You Again?!


Many players down the years have had a knack of scoring every time they play against us. Let’s look at Southampton's squad and see who has history of scoring against Sunderland.


Shane Long – 3 goals in 8 games

Graziano Pelle – 2 goals in 1 game

Dusan Tadic - 1 goal in 1 game

Maya Yoshida – 1 goal in 4 games

Jay Rodriguez – 1 goal in 5 games

Jose Fonte – 1 goal in 5 games

Jack Cork – 1 goal in 7 games


Played for Both


Reuben Agboola

Thomas Allen

Wayne Bridge

David Connolly

Terry Curran

Calum Davenport

Kelvin Davis

Rory Delap

John S. Foster

Bernard Gaughran

Danny Higginbotham

Stern John

Kenwyne Jones

Bob Lee

Chris Makin

Peter Meechan

Jack Milton

Jim Montgomery

Kevin Phillips

John Small

Barry Venison

David Watson

Frank Worthington

Charles Yorke


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