2012–13 Sunderland A.F.C. season

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Sunderland
2012–13 season
Chairman Ellis Short
Manager Martin O'Neill
(until 30 March 2013)
Paolo Di Canio
(from 31 March 2013)
Stadium Stadium of Light
Premier League 17th
FA Cup Third Round
League Cup Fourth round
Top goalscorer League:
Steven Fletcher (11)
All:
Steven Fletcher (11)
Highest home attendance 47,456 (vs. Newcastle United)
Lowest home attendance 17,505 (vs. Bolton Wanderers)
Average home league attendance 40,544
Home colours
Away colours

The 2012–13 season was Sunderland's sixth consecutive season in the top division of English football, the Premier League. They finished the season in 17th place.

Pre-season[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
H – A
Scorers
27 July 2012 Hartlepool United A 1–0
4 August 2012 Helsingborgs A 2–0
8 August 2012 Derby County A 1–1 McClean 71'
11 August 2012 Leicester City A 1–0

2012 Peace Cup[edit]

Sunderland, along with Eredivisie side Groningen, K-League side Seongnam, and Bundesliga side Hamburg, will compete in a friendly tournament, 2012 Peace Cup. All matches will be played at the Suwon World Cup Stadium in the Korean city of Suwon.

Date Opponents H / A Result
H – A
Scorers
19 July 2012 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma N 1–0
22 July 2012 Groningen N 3–2 Wickham 19', Campbell 88', Noble 90'

Premier League[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
H – A
Scorers Attendance League
position
18 August 2012 Arsenal A 0–0 60,078 11th
25 August 2012 Reading H P–P 13th
1 September 2012 Swansea City A 2–2 Fletcher 40', 45' 20,350 13th
15 September 2012 Liverpool H 1–1 Fletcher 29' 41,997 14th
22 September 2012 West Ham United A 1–1 Fletcher 10' 33,052 12th
29 September 2012 Wigan Athletic H 1–0 Fletcher 51' 37,742 11th
6 October 2012 Manchester City A 0-3 47,036 13th
21 October 2012 Newcastle United H 1–1 Ba 86' o.g. 47,456 14th
27 October 2012 Stoke City A 0–0 27,005 14th
3 November 2012 Aston Villa H 0–1 41,515 16th
10 November 2012 Everton A 1-2 Johnson 45' 35,999 16th
18 November 2012 Fulham A 3-1 Fletcher 50', Cuéllar 65', Sessègnon 70' 25,646 15th
24 November 2012 West Bromwich Albion H 2–4 Gardner 73', Sessègnon 87' 36,390 16th
27 November 2012 Queens Park Rangers H 0–0 36,513 16th
2 December 2012 Norwich City A 1-2 Gardner 45' 26,228 17th
8 December 2012 Chelsea H 1–3 Johnson 66' 39,273 18th
11 December 2012 Reading H 3–0 McClean 3', Fletcher 28', Sessègnon 90' 37,723 15th
15 December 2012 Manchester United A 1-3 Campbell 72' 75,582 16th
22 December 2012 Southampton A 1-0 Fletcher 42' 31,275 15th
26 December 2012 Manchester City H 1–0 Johnson 53' 42,190 13th
29 December 2012 Tottenham Hotspur H 1–2 O'Shea 40' 41,168 13th
2 January 2013 Liverpool A 0-3 44,228 14th
12 January 2013 West Ham United H 3–0 Larsson 12', Johnson 48', McClean 74' 39,918 14th
19 January 2013 Wigan Athletic A 3-2 Gardner 17' (pen), Fletcher 21', 42' 19,219 11th
29 January 2013 Swansea City H 0-0 35,628 11th
2 February 2013 Reading A 2-1 Gardner 28' (pen) 23,829 11th
9 February 2013 Arsenal H 0-1 46,402 13th
23 February 2013 West Bromwich Albion A 2-1 Sessègnon 79' 25,924 14th
2 March 2013 Fulham H 2-2 Gardner 37' (pen), Sessegnon 70' 39,312 14th
9 March 2013 Queens Park Rangers A 1-3 Fletcher 20' 18,169 15th
17 March 2013 Norwich City H 1-1 Gardner (pen)40' 38,625 16th
30 March 2013 Manchester United H 0-1 43,760 16th
7 April 2013 Chelsea A 1-2 Azpilicueta og 45' 41,500 17th
14 April 2013 Newcastle United A 0-3 Sessegnon 27', Johnson 74', Vaughan 82' 52,000 15th
20 April 2013 Everton H 1-0 Sessegnon 45' 44,614 14th
29 April 2013 Aston Villa A 6-1 Rose 32' 37,428 15th
6 May 2013 Stoke H 1-1 O'Shea 62' 38,130 15th
12 May 2013 Southampton H 1-1 Bardsley 68' 41,988 17th
19 May 2013 Tottenham Hotspur A 1–0 36,258 17th

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Manchester United (C) 38 28 5 5 86 43 +43 89 2013–14 UEFA Champions League group stage
2 Manchester City 38 23 9 6 66 34 +32 78
3 Chelsea 38 22 9 7 75 39 +36 75
4 Arsenal 38 21 10 7 72 37 +35 73 2013–14 UEFA Champions League play-off round
5 Tottenham Hotspur 38 21 9 8 66 46 +20 72 2013–14 UEFA Europa League play-off round
6 Everton 38 16 15 7 55 40 +15 63
7 Liverpool 38 16 13 9 71 43 +28 61
8 West Bromwich Albion 38 14 7 17 53 57 −4 49
9 Swansea City 38 11 13 14 47 51 −4 46 2013–14 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round 1
10 West Ham United 38 12 10 16 45 53 −8 46
11 Norwich City 38 10 14 14 41 58 −17 44
12 Fulham 38 11 10 17 50 60 −10 43
13 Stoke City 38 9 15 14 34 45 −11 42
14 Southampton 38 9 14 15 49 60 −11 41
15 Aston Villa 38 10 11 17 47 69 −22 41
16 Newcastle United 38 11 8 19 45 68 −23 41
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 41 54 −13 39
18 Wigan Athletic (R) 38 9 9 20 47 73 –26 36 2013–14 UEFA Europa League group stage 2
Relegation to the 2013–14 Football League Championship
19 Reading (R) 38 6 10 22 43 73 −30 28 Relegation to the 2013–14 Football League Championship
20 Queens Park Rangers (R) 38 4 13 21 30 60 −30 25

Source: Barclays Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
Tie-breaker: one or more play-off deciding league matches at neutral grounds if question of qualifications for other competitions cannot be determined by rules for classification at the end of the season.[1][2]
1Swansea City qualified for the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round by winning the 2012–13 Football League Cup.
2Wigan Athletic qualified for the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League group stage by winning the 2012–13 FA Cup.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result
H – A
Scorers Attendance
28 August 2012 Second round Morecambe H 2–0 McClean 24', 65' 22,871
25 September 2012 Third round Milton Keynes Dons A 2-0 Gardner 54', McClean 82' 10,489
30 October 2012 Fourth round Middlesbrough H 0–1 32,535

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result
H – A
Scorers Attendance
5 January 2013 Third round Bolton Wanderers A 2–2 Wickham 60', Gardner 75' 12,204
15 January 2013 Replay Bolton Wanderers H 0–2 17,505

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2 DF Scotland Phil Bardsley 21 1 11+7 1 2 0 1 0
3 DF England Danny Rose 29 1 25+2 1 1 0 1 0
4 MF France Alfred N'Diaye 16 0 15+1 0 0 0 0 0
5 DF England Wes Brown 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 MF England Lee Cattermole 14 0 10 0 0+1 0 3 0
7 MF Sweden Sebastian Larsson 41 1 36+2 1 1+1 0 1 0
8 MF England Craig Gardner 37 8 32+1 6 2 1 2 1
9 FW England Danny Graham 13 0 11+2 0 0 0 0 0
10 FW England Connor Wickham 14 1 3+9 0 1+1 1 0 0
11 FW Scotland James McFadden 3 0 0+3 0 0 0 0 0
12 DF England Matthew Kilgallon 8 0 6 0 1 0 1 0
13 GK England Jordan Pickford 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 MF England Jack Colback 40 0 30+5 0 1+1 0 3 0
15 MF Wales David Vaughan 28 1 6+18 1 2 0 2 0
16 DF Republic of Ireland John O'Shea 36 2 34 2 0 0 2 0
18 DF Senegal Kader Mangane 2 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0
19 DF England Titus Bramble 19 0 12+4 0 2 0 1 0
20 GK Republic of Ireland Keiren Westwood 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
21 MF England Adam Johnson 40 5 35 5 2 0 2+1 0
22 GK Belgium Simon Mignolet 40 0 38 0 2 0 0 0
23 MF Republic of Ireland James McClean 41 5 24+12 2 2 0 2+1 3
24 DF Spain Carlos Cuéllar 28 1 26 1 1 0 1 0
26 FW Scotland Steven Fletcher 31 11 28 11 1 0 2 0
28 FW Benin Stéphane Sessègnon 36 7 34+1 7 1 0 0 0
30 FW Scotland Mikael Mandron 2 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0
33 FW England Ryan Noble 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 MF England Billy Knott 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
37 FW Republic of Ireland Adam Mitchell 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
42 DF Republic of Ireland John Egan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players that played for Sunderland this season that have left the club/are currently out on loan:
9 FW England Fraizer Campbell 15 1 1+11 1 0+1 0 0+2 0
11 MF England Kieran Richardson 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
17 FW South Korea Ji Dong-Won 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 MF Republic of Ireland David Meyler 5 0 0+3 0 0 0 1+1 0
11 FW Scotland James McFadden 3 0 0+3 0 0 0 0 0
25 FW France Louis Saha 14 0 0+11 0 0 0 2+1 0
27 MF Egypt Ahmed Elmohamady 2 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0
34 DF England Blair Adams 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalscorers[edit]

Position Nation Number Name Premier League FA Cup League Cup Total
FW Scotland 26 Steven Fletcher 11 0 0 11
MF England 8 Craig Gardner 6 1 1 8
FW Benin 28 Stéphane Sessègnon 7 0 0 7
MF England 21 Adam Johnson 5 0 0 5
MF Republic of Ireland 23 James McClean 2 0 3 5
DF Republic of Ireland 16 John O'Shea 2 0 0 2
DF Scotland 2 Phil Bardsley 1 0 0 1
FW England 9 Fraizer Campbell 1 0 0 1
DF Spain 24 Carlos Cuéllar 1 0 0 1
MF Sweden 7 Sebastian Larsson 1 0 0 1
DF England 3 Danny Rose 1 0 0 1
MF Wales 15 David Vaughan 1 0 0 1
FW England 10 Connor Wickham 0 1 0 1
Own goals 2 0 0 2
Totals 41 2 4 47

Overall[edit]

Games played 30 (25 Premier League, 3 League Cup, 2 FA Cup)
Games won 9 (7 Premier League, 2 League Cup)
Games drawn 9 (8 Premier League, 1 FA Cup)
Games lost 12 (10 Premier League, 1 League Cup, 1 FA Cup)
Goals scored 34 (28 Premier League, 4 League Cup, 2 FA Cup)
Goals conceded 38 (33 Premier League, 1 League Cup, 4 FA Cup)
Goal difference -4
Clean sheets 11 (9 Premier League, 2 League Cup)
Most appearances Stéphane Sessègnon 28
Top scorer Steven Fletcher 10

Players[edit]

Squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
2 Scotland DF Phil Bardsley
3 England DF Danny Rose (on loan from Tottenham)
4 France MF Alfred N'Diaye
5 England DF Wes Brown
6 England MF Lee Cattermole (captain)
7 Sweden MF Sebastian Larsson
8 England MF Craig Gardner
9 England FW Danny Graham
12 England DF Matthew Kilgallon
13 England GK Jordan Pickford
14 England MF Jack Colback
15 Wales MF David Vaughan
No. Position Player
16 Republic of Ireland DF John O'Shea
18 Senegal DF Kader Mangane (on loan from Al-Hilal)
19 England DF Titus Bramble
20 Republic of Ireland GK Keiren Westwood
21 England MF Adam Johnson
22 Belgium GK Simon Mignolet
23 Republic of Ireland MF James McClean
24 Spain DF Carlos Cuéllar
26 Scotland FW Steven Fletcher
28 Benin FW Stéphane Sessègnon
33 England FW Ryan Noble
42 Republic of Ireland DF John Egan

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Ref.
24 DF Spain Carlos Cuéllar 30 EU Aston Villa Transfer Summer 2014 Free
DF England David Ferguson 18 EU Darlington Transfer Summer 2013 Free
MF England Wade Joyce 18 EU Bury Transfer Summer 2013 Free
25 FW France Louis Saha 34 EU Tottenham Hotspur Transfer Summer 2013 Free
26 FW Scotland Steven Fletcher 25 EU Wolverhampton Wanderers Transfer Summer 2016 £12 million
21 MF England Adam Johnson 25 EU Manchester City Transfer Summer 2016 £12 million
3 DF England Danny Rose 22 EU Tottenham Hotspur Loan Summer 2013 Loan
FW England Scott Harrison 19 EU Darlington Transfer None 2013 Free
11 FW Scotland James McFadden 29 EU Everton Transfer None January 2013 Free
4 MF France Alfred N'Diaye 22 EU Bursaspor Turkey Transfer Winter 2016 £3.8 million
18 DF Senegal Kader Mangane 29 EU Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia Loan Winter 2013 Loan
9 FW England Danny Graham 27 EU Swansea City Wales Transfer Winter 2016 £5 million

Out[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
GK Scotland Craig Gordon 29 EU Contract expired Summer Sky Sports
DF Northern Ireland Liam Bagnall 20 EU Contract expired Summer Sky Sports
1 GK Northern Ireland Trevor Carson 24 EU Contract expired Summer Sky Sports
16 MF Paraguay Cristian Riveros 29 Non-EU Transfer Summer Goal.com
3 DF Northern Ireland George McCartney 31 EU Transfer Summer SAFC
3 FW Ghana Asamoah Gyan 26 Non-EU Transfer Summer Goal.com
17 FW England Jordan Cook 22 EU Contract expired Summer CAFC
3 DF England Michael Liddle 22 EU Transfer Summer Sky Sports
14 DF Argentina Marcos Angeleri 29 Non-EU Transfer Summer Sky Sports
6 DF England Michael Turner 28 EU Transfer Summer Sky Sports
21 GK England Lewis King 19 EU Contract expired Summer Stockport County
27 MF Egypt Ahmed Elmohamady 24 Non-EU Loan Summer SAFC
6 MF England Brett Elliott 19 EU Contract expired Summer UC Golden Eagles
15 MF England Kieran Richardson 27 EU Transfer Summer Sky Sports
FW France Oumare Tounkara 22 EU Contract expired Summer Soccerway
24 FW England Craig Lynch 20 EU Loan None SAFC
27 GK England Ben Wilson 20 EU Loan None SAFC
35 FW England Ryan Noble 21 EU Loan None SAFC
34 MF England Billy Knott 19 EU Loan None SAFC
22 DF Republic of Ireland John Egan 20 EU Loan None Sky Sports
31 MF Republic of Ireland David Meyler 23 EU Loan None Hull City AFC
39 DF England Blair Adams 21 EU Loan None SAFC
MF England Nathan Thomas 18 EU Youth Loan None SAFC
DF England Johnny Burn 18 EU Youth Loan None SAFC
27 FW South Korea Ji Dong-Won 21 Non-EU Loan Winter SAFC
31 MF Republic of Ireland David Meyler 23 EU Transfer Winter SAFC
39 DF England Blair Adams 21 EU Transfer Winter SAFC
27 FW England Fraizer Campbell 25 EU Transfer Winter SAFC
7 MF England Adam Reed 21 EU Loan Winter SAFC
FW Scotland James McFadden 29 EU Contract expired Winter SAFC
25 GK England Johnny Maddison 18 EU Youth Loan Winter SAFC
27 MF Egypt Ahmed Elmohamady 25 Non-EU Loan Winter SAFC
28 FW France Louis Saha 34 EU Mutual Consent Winter SAFC
22 FW England Connor Wickham 19 EU Loan None SAFC
GK England Joel Dixon 18 EU Youth Loan None Workington AFC

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.

Awards[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

Award Month/Round/Year Winner
Premier League Player of the Month September Steven Fletcher
North-East Football Writers' Association's Player of the Year 2012 Simon Mignolet

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tie-breaker". BBC Sport. (British Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Premier League Handbook