2011–12 Sunderland A.F.C. season

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Sunderland A.F.C.
2011–12 season
Chairman Niall Quinn
(until 20 February)
Ellis Short
(from 20 February)
Manager Steve Bruce
(until 30 November)
Eric Black
(caretaker)
Martin O'Neill
(from 30 November)
Stadium Stadium of Light
Premier League 13th
League Cup Second round
FA Cup Sixth round
Top goalscorer League:
Nicklas Bendtner (8)
All:
Nicklas Bendtner (8)
Sebastian Larsson (8)
Stéphane Sessègnon (8)
Highest home attendance 47,751 (vs. Newcastle United)
Lowest home attendance 26,042 (vs. Arsenal)
Average home league attendance 39,095
Home colours
Away colours

The 2011–12 season, Sunderland competed in the Premier League. They finished the season in 13th place, ending with a total of 45 points.

Results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Date Opponents H/A Result
F–A
Scorers
13 July 2011 York City A 2–1 Bardsley 13', Tounkara 33'
17 July 2011 Arminia Bielefeld A 1–1 Sessègnon 74'
20 July 2011 Hannover 96 A 1–3 Sessègnon 52'
23 July 2011 Borussia Mönchengladbach A 0–0
27 July 2011 Kilmarnock A 2–1 Sessègnon 36', Wickham 75'
30 July 2011 Burnley A 0–1
2 August 2011 Hartlepool A 3–1 Gyan 31', Colback 49', Larsson 59'
3 August 2011 Darlington A 3–0 Cook 26', Gardner 41', Ji 63'
6 August 2011 Hibernian A 0–0

Premier League[edit]

Date Opponents H/A Result
H–A
Scorers Attendance League
position
Manager
13 August 2011 Liverpool A 1–1 Larsson 57' 45,018 5th Bruce
20 August 2011 Newcastle United H 0–1 47,751 13th Bruce
27 August 2011 Swansea City A 0–0 19,938 13th Bruce
10 September 2011 Chelsea H 1–2 Ji 90' 36,699 16th Bruce
18 September 2011 Stoke City H 4–0 Bramble 5', Woodgate 11' o.g., Gardner 28', Larsson 59' 32,296 12th Bruce
26 September 2011 Norwich City A 2–1 Richardson 86' 26,107 14th Bruce
1 October 2011 West Bromwich Albion H 2–2 Bendtner 24', Elmohamady 26' 34,815 16th Bruce
16 October 2011 Arsenal A 2–1 Larsson 31' 60,078 17th Bruce
22 October 2011 Bolton Wanderers A 0–2 Sessègnon 82', Bendtner 90' 24,349 14th Bruce
29 October 2011 Aston Villa H 2–2 Wickham 38', Sessègnon 89' 37,062 14th Bruce
5 November 2011 Manchester United A 1–0 75,570 15th Bruce
19 November 2011 Fulham H 0–0 37,688 15th Bruce
26 November 2011 Wigan Athletic H 1–2 Larsson 8' 37,883 16th Bruce
4 December 2011 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 2–1 Richardson 52' 25,145 17th Black
11 December 2011 Blackburn Rovers H 2–1 Vaughan 83', Larsson 90' 39,863 16th O'Neill
18 December 2011 Tottenham Hotspur A 1–0 36,021 16th O'Neill
21 December 2011 Queens Park Rangers A 2–3 Bendtner 19', Sessègnon 53', Brown 89' 16,167 15th O'Neill
26 December 2011 Everton H 1–1 Colback 26' 43,619 14th O'Neill
1 January 2012 Manchester City H 1–0 Ji 90' 40,625 13th O'Neill
3 January 2012 Wigan Athletic A 1–4 Gardner 45', McClean 55', Sessègnon 73', Vaughan 80' 15,871 10th O'Neill
14 January 2012 Chelsea A 1–0 41,696 12th O'Neill
21 January 2012 Swansea City H 2–0 Sessègnon 14', Gardner 85' 36,904 10th O'Neill
1 February 2012 Norwich City H 3–0 Campbell 21', Sessègnon 28', Ayala 54' o.g. 34,476 8th O'Neill
4 February 2012 Stoke City A 0–1 McClean 60' 27,717 8th O'Neill
11 February 2012 Arsenal H 1–2 McClean 70' 40,312 9th O'Neill
25 February 2012 West Bromwich Albion A 4–0 25,311 9th O'Neill
4 March 2012 Newcastle United A 1–1 Bendtner 24' (pen) 52,388 11th O'Neill
10 March 2012 Liverpool H 1-0 Bendtner 56' 41,661 8th O'Neill
20 March 2012 Blackburn Rovers A 2-0 20,056 9th O'Neill
24 March 2012 Queens Park Rangers H 3-1 Bendtner 41', McClean 70', Sessègnon 76' 37,128 8th O'Neill
31 March 2012 Manchester City A 3-3 Larsson 31' 55', Bendtner 45' 47,007 9th O'Neill
7 April 2012 Tottenham Hotspur H 0-0 39,335 9th O'Neill
9 April 2012 Everton A 4-0 32,249 11th O'Neill
14 April 2012 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 0-0 37,476 9th O'Neill
21 April 2012 Aston Villa A 0-0 32,557 11th O'Neill
28 April 2012 Bolton Wanderers H 2-2 Bendtner 36', McClean 55' 40,768 11th O'Neill
6 May 2012 Fulham A 2-1 Bardsley 35' 25,683 11th O'Neill
13 May 2012 Manchester United H 0-1 46,452 13th O'Neill

Managerial change[edit]

Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
England Bruce, SteveSteve Bruce Sacked 30 November 2011[1] 16th Scotland Eric Black 30 November 2011
Scotland Eric Black Contract terminated 3 December 2011[2] 17th Northern Ireland Martin O'Neill 3 December 2011

After winning just 2 of their first 13 Premier League games and following the defeat to Wigan Athletic, chairman Ellis Short moved to sack Steve Bruce on 30 November. Assistant manager Eric Black assumed first team responsibilities until a new manager could be found.[3] Martin O'Neill was appointed manager on 3 December with a three-year contract.[4]

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
12 Norwich City 38 12 11 15 52 66 -14 47
13 Sunderland 38 11 12 15 45 46 -1 45
14 Stoke City 38 11 12 15 36 53 −17 45

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H/A Result
H–A
Scorers Attendance
23 August 2011 Second round Brighton & Hove Albion A 1–0 17,090

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H/A Result
H–A
Scorers Attendance
8 January 2012 Third round Peterborough United A 2–0 Larsson 48', McClean 58' 8,954
29 January 2012 Fourth round Middlesbrough H 1–1 Campbell 59' 33,275
8 February 2012 Replay Middlesbrough A 1–2 AET Colback 41', Sessègnon 113' 26,707
18 February 2012 Fifth round Arsenal H 2–0 Richardson 40', Oxlade-Chamberlain o.g. 77' 26,042
17 March 2012 Sixth round Everton A 1–1 Bardsley 12' 38,875
27 March 2012 Replay Everton H 0–2 43,140

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

As of 13 May 2012
No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Scotland Craig Gordon 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 DF Scotland Phil Bardsley 37 2 29+2 1 6 1 0 0
3 DF England Wayne Bridge 10 0 3+5 0 2 0 0 0
4 DF England Michael Turner 29 0 23+1 0 4+1 0 0 0
5 DF England Wes Brown 22 1 20 1 1 0 1 0
6 MF England Lee Cattermole 27 0 23 0 3 0 1 0
7 MF Sweden Sebastian Larsson 32 8 25 7 6 1 1 0
8 MF England Craig Gardner 29 3 14+8 3 6 0 1 0
9 FW England Fraizer Campbell 17 2 6+6 1 2+3 1 0 0
10 FW England Connor Wickham 19 1 5+11 1 1+1 0 0+1 0
11 MF England Kieran Richardson 34 3 26+3 2 4 1 1 0
12 DF England Matthew Kilgallon 11 0 9+1 0 1 0 0 0
14 MF England Jack Colback 40 2 29+6 1 3+1 1 1 0
15 MF Wales David Vaughan 27 2 17+5 2 2+2 0 1 0
16 DF Republic of Ireland John O'Shea 34 0 29 0 5 0 0 0
17 FW South Korea Ji Dong-Won 21 2 2+17 2 0+1 0 0+1 0
18 MF Republic of Ireland David Meyler 9 0 1+6 0 0+2 0 0 0
19 DF England Titus Bramble 8 1 8 1 0 0 0 0
20 GK Republic of Ireland Keiren Westwood 10 0 8+1 0 0 0 1 0
21 FW France Oumare Tounkara 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 GK Belgium Simon Mignolet 35 0 29 0 6 0 0 0
23 MF Republic of Ireland James McClean 29 6 20+3 5 6 1 0 0
25 DF Greece Sotirios Kyrgiakos 4 0 2+1 0 1 0 0 0
26 FW England Jordan Cook 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 MF Egypt Ahmed Elmohamady 21 1 7+11 1 0+2 0 1 0
28 MF Benin Stéphane Sessègnon 41 8 36 7 4 1 1 0
31 FW England Ryan Noble 2 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0
38 FW England Craig Lynch 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
40 DF England Louis Laing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
42 DF Republic of Ireland John Egan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
52 FW Denmark Nicklas Bendtner 30 8 25+3 8 2 0 0 0
Players that played for Sunderland this season that have left the club or went out on loan:
3 FW Ghana Asamoah Gyan 4 0 3 0 0 0 0+1 0
29 DF England Anton Ferdinand 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 0

Goal scorers[edit]

Position Nation Number Name Premier League FA Cup League Cup Total
FW Denmark 52 Nicklas Bendtner 8 0 0 8
MF Sweden 7 Sebastian Larsson 7 1 0 8
FW Benin 28 Stéphane Sessègnon 7 1 0 8
MF Republic of Ireland 23 James McClean 5 1 0 6
MF England 8 Craig Gardner 3 0 0 3
DF England 11 Kieran Richardson 2 1 0 3
FW South Korea 17 Ji Dong-Won 2 0 0 2
MF Wales 15 David Vaughan 2 0 0 2
FW England 9 Fraizer Campbell 1 1 0 2
MF England 14 Jack Colback 1 1 0 2
DF Scotland 2 Phil Bardsley 1 1 0 2
DF England 5 Wes Brown 1 0 0 1
MF Egypt 27 Ahmed Elmohamady 1 0 0 1
FW England 10 Connor Wickham 1 0 0 1
Own goals 2 1 0 3
Totals 44 8 0 52

Overall[edit]

Games played 45
Games won 14
Games drawn 14
Games lost 17
Goals scored 53
Goals conceded 52
Goal difference +1
Clean sheets 13
Most appearances Sessègnon 42
Top scorer Bendtner 8

Updated 13 May 2012

Squad[edit]

Squad at end of season

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Scotland GK Craig Gordon
2 Scotland DF Phil Bardsley
3 England DF Wayne Bridge (on loan from Manchester City)
4 England DF Michael Turner
5 England DF Wes Brown (vice-captain)
6 England MF Lee Cattermole (captain)
7 Sweden MF Sebastian Larsson
8 England MF Craig Gardner
9 England FW Fraizer Campbell
10 England FW Connor Wickham
11 England DF Kieran Richardson
12 England DF Matthew Kilgallon
14 England MF Jack Colback
No. Position Player
15 Wales MF David Vaughan
16 Republic of Ireland DF John O'Shea
17 South Korea FW Ji Dong-Won
18 Republic of Ireland MF David Meyler
19 England DF Titus Bramble
20 Republic of Ireland GK Keiren Westwood
22 Belgium GK Simon Mignolet
23 Republic of Ireland MF James McClean
24 Northern Ireland GK Trevor Carson
25 Greece DF Sotirios Kyrgiakos (on loan from Wolfsburg)
27 Egypt MF Ahmed Elmohamady
28 Benin MF Stéphane Sessègnon
52 Denmark FW Nicklas Bendtner (on loan from Arsenal)

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
27 MF Egypt Ahmed Elmohamady 23 Non-EU ENPPI Transfer Summer £2,000,000
10 FW England Connor Wickham 18 EU Ipswich Town Transfer Summer £12,000,000
17 FW South Korea Ji Dong-Won 20 Non-EU Chunnam Dragons Transfer Summer £2,000,000
8 MF England Craig Gardner 24 EU Birmingham City Transfer Summer £6,000,000
7 MF Sweden Sebastian Larsson 26 EU Birmingham CityEngland Transfer Summer Free
20 GK Republic of Ireland Keiren Westwood 26 EU Coventry City Transfer Summer Free
MF England Roarie Deacon 19 EU Arsenal Transfer Summer Free
5 DF England Wes Brown 31 EU Manchester United Transfer Summer £1,000,000
16 DF Republic of Ireland John O'Shea 30 EU Manchester UnitedEngland Transfer Summer £5,000,000
15 MF Wales David Vaughan 28 EU BlackpoolEngland Transfer Summer Free
23 MF Republic of Ireland James McClean 22 EU Derry CityNorthern Ireland Transfer Summer £350,000
52 FW Denmark Nicklas Bendtner 23 EU ArsenalEngland Loan Summer Season-long loan
3 DF England Wayne Bridge 31 EU Manchester City Loan Winter Season-long loan
25 DF Greece Sotirios Kyrgiakos 32 EU VfL WolfsburgGermany Loan Winter Season-long loan

Total spending: Decrease £28,350,000

Out[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
MF Netherlands Boudewijn Zenden 34 EU Retired Contract expired Summer Released
14 MF England Jordan Henderson 20 EU Liverpool Transfer Summer £16,000,000
2 DF France Jean-Yves M'voto 22 EU Oldham Athletic Transfer Summer Released
14 MF England Nathan Luscombe 21 EU Hartlepool Transfer Summer Released
10 MF Northern Ireland Robbie Weir 22 EU Tranmere Rovers Transfer Summer Released
17 DF England Michael Kay 21 EU Tranmere Rovers Transfer Summer Released
16 MF Paraguay Cristian Riveros 28 Non-EU Kayserispor Turkey Loan Summer Season-long loan
17 MF England Liam Noble 20 EU Carlisle United Loan Summer Loan
25 MF France Steed Malbranque 31 EU Saint-Étienne France Transfer Summer £1,000,000
3 DF Northern Ireland George McCartney 30 EU West Ham United Loan Summer Season-long loan
35 DF England Anton Ferdinand 26 EU Queens Park Rangers Transfer Summer £3,000,000
24 DF England Blair Adams 20 EU Brentford Loan None Loan
3 FW Ghana Asamoah Gyan 25 Non-EU Al Ain United Arab Emirates Loan None Season-long loan, £6,000,000 loan fee received
30 GK Northern Ireland Trevor Carson 23 EU Bury Loan None Season-long loan (recalled in November)
37 MF England Adam Reed 20 EU Bradford City Loan None Month-long loan
33 DF Jamaica Nyron Nosworthy 31 Non-EU Watford Loan None Season-long loan
35 GK England Ben Wilson 19 EU Harrogate Town Loan None Month-long loan
29 DF England Blair Adams 20 EU Northampton Town Loan Winter Two month loan
37 DF Republic of Ireland John Egan 19 EU Crystal Palace Loan Winter Month-long loan
27 GK England Ben Wilson 19 EU Gateshead Loan Winter Month-long loan
33 DF Jamaica Nyron Nosworthy 31 Non-EU Watford Transfer Winter Undisclosed
34 MF England Billy Knott 19 EU AFC Wimbledon Loan Winter Month-long loan
17 MF England Liam Noble 20 EU Carlisle United Transfer Winter Released
36 GK Northern Ireland Trevor Carson 23 EU Hull City Loan Winter Month-long loan
16 ST England Jordan Cook 21 EU Carlisle United Loan Winter Two month loan
3 DF England Louis Laing 18 EU Wycombe Wanderers Loan Winter Season-long loan
12 FW England Ryan Noble 20 EU Derby County Loan Winter Month-long loan
24 GK England Jordan Pickford 17 EU Darlington Loan Winter Month-long loan
19 DF Northern Ireland Liam Bagnall 19 EU Darlington Loan Winter Month-long loan
30 GK Northern Ireland Trevor Carson 23 EU Bury Loan None Season-long loan
29 DF England Michael Liddle 22 EU Accrington Stanley Loan None Month-long loan
26 DF Republic of Ireland John Egan 19 EU Sheffield United Loan None Month-long loan
8 MF England Adam Reed 20 EU Leyton Orient Loan None Season-long loan
35 FW England Ryan Noble 20 EU Hartlepool United Loan None Season-long loan
24 GK England Lewis King 18 EU Stockport County Loan None Month-long loan
36 FW France Oumare Tounkara 21 EU Oldham Athletic Loan None Season-long loan

EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; N = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); Age = age on the day of the signing; Moving from = only indicate the club the player was playing before start playing for this club in this season, for the type of the moving see Status column; Moving to = only indicates the club the player is going to play next, for the type of the moving see Status column; Ends = when the player's current contract ends; n/a = Not applicable. Total income: Increase £25,000,000

Awards[edit]

Monthly awards[edit]

Award Month/Round Winner
Premier League Manager of the Month December Martin O'Neill
FA Cup Player of the Round Fifth round Kieran Richardson

End of Season Awards[edit]

Supporters' Association's Young Player of the Year Supporters' Association's Player of the Year Player of the Year Young Player of the Year Goal of the Season Save of the Season Team Performance of the Season
James McClean Stéphane Sessègnon Stéphane Sessègnon James McClean Fraizer Campbell against Norwich City Simon Mignolet against Newcastle United 1-0 win against Manchester City

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manager Steve Bruce leaves Sunderland". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 30 November 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "O'Neill named Sunderland manager". BBC Sport. 3 December 2011. Retrieved 3 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Black takes first team duties". 365 Media Group Ltd. 30 November 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "O'Neill named Sunderland manager". BBC Sport. 3 December 2011. Retrieved 3 December 2011. 

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