“Alan Pardew’s side were beaten 4-0 by Southampton – but the scoreline still flattered them. The score would have been much worse had it not been for Rob Elliot’s performance between the posts”.
Source: Sunderland Echo
“I can’t explain (the lack of energy) compared to theirs….we didn’t really have a player that excelled above a Southampton player in almost every area they won today. I have made it clear to the players that we expect to see a reaction against Man United”.
“The Saints recorded their largest margin of victory ever over Newcastle in 35 league and cup meetings since 1898”.