Stat Pack: Sunderland vs Saints

By SFC Media Thu 09 Feb Sunderland vs Saints
Photo by Matt Watson | Manolo Gabbiadini

Ahead of Southampton's trip to face Sunderland in the Premier League at the Stadium of Light, take a look at some of the key facts and figures.

- Sunderland haven’t kept a clean sheet in any of their last eight Premier League games against the Saints (W1 D5 L2), conceding 16 goals – although half of those came in an 8-0 defeat in October 2014.

- There hasn’t been a goalless draw between these sides in any competition since March 1978 – each of the last 37 games has seen at least one goal scored.

- David Moyes has lost only once in 11 previous Premier League meetings with Southampton (0-1 in September 2002 at Everton), though six matches have been draws (W4).

- Jermain Defoe has scored in each of his last two Premier League appearances against Southampton for Sunderland. Both goals came away from home – giving Sunderland the lead in the 80th and 85th minute respectively, only for Southampton to equalise five minutes later both times.

- Defoe’s two goals against Crystal Palace took him into second place in Sunderland’s all-time leading Premier League goalscorers with 33 goals, one ahead of Niall Quinn on 32 – although he is 28 goals behind Kevin Phillips (61 goals).

- Three of Sunderland’s last four Premier League goals against the Saints have been penalties (two from Jordi Gomez and one from Defoe).

- Southampton are one of three Premier League sides yet to collect a point away from home in 2017, along with Burnley and Bournemouth.

- Only Hull (77) have faced more shots on target in home Premier League games this season than the Black Cats (76).

- Manolo Gabbiadini became the 100th Premier League scorer for Southampton when he scored against West Ham – only one Saints player has ever scored in their first two Premier League appearances for the club, with Henri Camara doing so in February 2005.

- Sunderland have kept as many clean sheets in their last two league outings (2) as they did in the 22 games under David Moyes prior to that.

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