Sunderland v Crystal Palace, 11 April 2015

Score4-1 to Crystal Palace
RefereeAnthony Taylor
CompetitionPremier League
VenueStadium of Light
Attendance42,073
Kick-off: 3.00pm

Goals:

Connor Wickham 90 G

Goals:

Glenn Murray 48 G
Yannick Bolasie 51 G
Yannick Bolasie 53 G
Yannick Bolasie 62 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon
Defender Billy Jones
Defender John O'Shea
Defender Santiago Vergini
Defender/Midfielder Jack Rodwell
Midfielder Lee Cattermole
Midfielder Jordi Gómez
Forward Jermain Defoe
Forward Steven Fletcher
Forward Connor Wickham

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Julián Speroni
Defender Pape Souaré
Defender Joel Ward
Defender/Centre back Scott Dann
Defender/Midfielder Damien Delaney
Defender/Midfielder Mile Jedinak
Midfielder James McArthur
Midfielder Jason Puncheon
Midfielder/Forward Yannick Bolasie
Midfielder/Forward Wilfried Zaha
Forward Glenn Murray

Substitutions:

Adam Johnson for Jordi Gómez 59
Liam Bridcutt for Lee Cattermole 65

Substitutions:

Martin Kelly for Pape Souaré 35
Joe Ledley for James McArthur 69
Yaya Sanogo for Yannick Bolasie 71

Cards:

Jack Rodwell 16 Y
Lee Cattermole 24 Y

Cards:

Scott Dann 18 Y
James McArthur 67 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Vito Mannone
Defender/Midfielder Liam Bridcutt
Midfielder Adam Johnson
Midfielder/Forward Will Buckley
Forward Danny Graham

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey
Defender Martin Kelly
Defender/Centre back Brede Hangeland
Midfielder Joe Ledley
Forward Shola Ameobi
Forward Dwight Gayle
Forward Yaya Sanogo

Comments:

League position: 16th This was the second time in their last three home Premier League games that Sunderland had conceded four goals (also versus Aston Villa). The other game was a 1-0 Tyne-Wear derby win against Newcastle United. They also conceded four at the Stadium of Light against Manchester City on 3 December 2014. Following their 3-1 win at Selhurst Park in November, victory would have given the Black Cats their first league double over Crystal Palace since the 1995-96 season.

Comments:

League position: 11th Yannick Bolasie became the first player to score a hat-trick for the Eagles in the Premier League. It was their fourth in the top division with the most recent netted by Ian Wright against Wimbledon on 4 May 1991. Compared to this game's 11-minute threesome, the fastest hat-trick in Palace's history is believed to be by Danny Butterfield in the FA Cup against Wolverhampton Wanderers on 2 February 2010. It spanned only six minutes. Crystal Palace had now reached an all-time total of 250 points in the Premier League and 601 points from 600 games in the top division. This was only Palace’s second away league game win against Sunderland. The other was a 2-1 victory on 14 March 1979 when Jim Cannon scored the winner. Glenn Murray had now scored the Eagles’ opening goal in five of their last seven matches. Palace had now taken 25 points from the 12 Premier League games since manager Alan Pardew took over on 3 January 2015. They would be in 5th position in the table had the season started on that date.