Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Sunderland Defeated Portsmouth in English Premier League

Sunderland projected a much-anticipated premier league victory over Portsmouth with Kieran Richardson firing twice. The club is still in the relegation zone. So, the victory came in a crucial stage of the season. Kieran Richardson opened scoring in the 33rd minutes with a pass Kenwyne Jones. Just 10 minutes later, Richardson the second for Sunderland.

Canadian Press reported:

Richardson's first goal came after a determined run by Kenwyne Jones down the left. The tall striker chased the ball with Sol Campbell, who stopped running expecting the referee to award a free kick against the Sunderland forward. Jones pulled the ball into the middle where Richardson slid it inside the far post.

The second came two minutes before halftime when the England midfielder burst past Hermann Hreidarsson in a diagonal run into the area and scored with a right-footed shot.

Sunderland is still the bottom-third team in the point table with 20 points to their credit. If they really want to improve in the league standing, then they need to continue their impressive run in the upcoming matches. Now, let us see if Sunderland can really avoid relegation this season.

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