Good afternoon and welcome to live coverage of Sunderland versus Manchester City. You have to go back 33 meetings to 1985 for the last time these two played out a goalless draw and with two porous defences on show again today, expect goals. Team news is on the way.
Premier League / Matchday 27
Stadium of Light / 05.03.2017
End of 2nd Half
FT: Sunderland 0-2 Manchester City. The better side won in the end, and Sane stood out again for City, but Sunderland will rue missed chances as they stay six points adrift of safety.
Aguero meets a Sagna cross at the near post but shoots wide.
De Bruyne fires a shot across Pickford but the shot-stopper is equal to it.
Three additional minutes.
Pickford produces a fantastic save a full stretch to deny Aguero, who had struck a shot very sweetly from the edge of the box.
Kone flicks on a Khazri corner and Defoe nods it home but was offside by some distance.
And for Sunderland, Khazri replaces Januzaj.
Nolito on for Sterling.
Sane squares up Jones by the fullback does well to tackle him cleanly inside the box.
Sunderland really don't look like doing anything.
De Bruyne coming on for Toure.
Kevin De Bruyne
Toure finds Sterling in the box but he looks caught in two minds and ends up cutting the ball back for nobody.
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Toure, who has had a good game, slices a shot wide from 20 yards.
Former City man Rodwell comes on for Gibson.
Nding lays the ball off to Oviedo and his cross picks out Januzaj but teh Belgian heads wide.
Man City happy to keep possesion and take the string out of the game.
Caballero makes a couple of smart saves to first deny Larsson and then Kone from the resulting corner.