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Sunderland vs Spurs - facts and stats

Posted on 6 December 2013  - 14:45

Here are the key statistics and a few facts ahead of our Premier League clash at Sunderland tomorrow.


We kick-off at the Stadium of Light at 5.30pm.


- We have won the last two Premier League meetings vs Sunderland, we last won three in a row against Sunderland as part of a five-match winning run from May 2000 to March 2002.

- We did the PL double over Sunderland last season, winning 2-1 away and 1-0 at home. This was our first double against the Black Cats since 2001-02.

- We have won 15 of our 24 PL matches against Sunderland (62.5%).

- We are unbeaten in the PL in the last 19 matches when we’ve opened the scoring (15 wins, four draws).

- We are unbeaten in all competitions this season when we’ve scored – 15 wins, three draws.

- We are unbeaten in the PL this season when we’ve scored – 7 wins, 2 draws.


- Our biggest league win against Sunderland is a four-goal margin, last achieved in a 4-0 away win on March 4, 1997. That is also our biggest away-win margin.

- The highest aggregate scoring league game at Sunderland is seven goals - Sunderland 4-3 Spurs in the old First Division, October 1, 1953.


- We have won 15 of our 24 PL matches against Sunderland (62.5%).

- We are unbeaten in our last six PL meetings (won four, drawn two).

- We have completed the PL double over the Black Cats on four occasions (1996-97, 2000-01, 2001-02 and 2012-13).

- We have scored in 10 of our last 11 PL meetings.

- We have only failed to score in three of our 24 PL meetings – all away.

- Only four of the 24 PL meetings have been drawn. Three of those have come in the last nine clashes.

- Only one of our 24 PL meetings has finished without a goal – a 0-0 draw at Sunderland in April 2012.

- Our biggest PL win v Sunderland is 4-0 at Roker Park in March 1997. Steffen Iversen bagged a hat-trick and Allan Nielsen scored. This is the only hat-trick between the clubs in the PL era.


- We are unbeaten in our last three PL visits to the Stadium of Light (two wins, one draw).

- Tottenham have only won back to back PL games at Sunderland once in April 2001 (3-2) and September 2001 (2-1).

- There have been only three draws – a 0-0 draw in April 2012 plus 1-1 draws in March 2009 and February 2006.


Only two Spurs players have ever scored hat-tricks against Sunderland.

The last was Steffen Iversen in our 4-0 away PL win at Roker Park in March 1997. This was the Norwegian’s first of two hat-tricks for the club.

Jimmy Greaves was the first to score a hat-trick against the Black Cats when he scored four goals in a 5-1 home old Division One win in November, 1968. This was his third and last quadruple for the club.


- We have lost only three of our last 18 PL matches (10 wins, five draws).

- We have scored in 12 of our last 15 away PL matches and 24 of our last 28 away games in the PL.


- Michael Dawson is unbeaten in seven PL appearances for us against Sunderland (six wins, one draw) and has won his last five.

- Michael scored in our 2-1 away win at Sunderland in February, 2011.

- Mousa Dembele is unbeaten in four PL appearances against Sunderland and scored in a Fulham win against the Black Cats in May, 2012.

- Aaron Lennon has two goals against Sunderland - he's only scored more against Wigan and Bolton (both three).

- Aaron has lost just one of 10 PL appearances against Sunderland and is unbeaten in his last six.

- Aaron has never lost at the Stadium of Light (two wins,  three draws) and his last away goal was in last season's 2-1 win, December, 2012.

- Sandro is unbeaten in four appearances against Sunderland.

- Andros Townsend scored his first-ever PL goal against Sunderland when he was on loan at QPR last season - March 9, 2013.


Eleven players have played for both clubs in the PL era - Danny Rose, Darren Bent, Frazier Campbell, Pascal Chimbonda, Alan Hutton, Louis Saha, Ben Alnwick, Calum Davenport, Steed Malbranque, Andy Reid and Teemu Tainio.