After his rare Saturday off – he gave Southampton a miss – Pete Sixsmith chose a great comeback day, seeing Adam Johnson’s winner help Sunderland to a third successive home win over Man City – and a mightily useful third win in four games. It was indeed the sort of game and therefore the sort of day for which we, as Sunderland supporters, live. Don’t worry if City moan about overwhelming pressure and results against the run of play; the winning of football games is about scoring goals and, where neecssary, defending well. Come back to the site for much more on this sensational result including Sixer’s full assessment in a day or so …

Magnifico, says Jake: 'can we now call ourselves City's bogey team?'

Dec 26 2012 SAFC (0) 1 Manchester City (0) 0 What a wonderful way to spend Boxing Day

Dec 23 2012 Southampton (0) 0 SAFC (1) 1 Jingle bells, jingle bells, Sunderland win away <

Dec 16 2012 Manchester United (2) 3 SAFC (0) 1 Dismal first half defending cost us dear

Dec 11 2012 SAFC (2) 3 Reading (0) 0 Just a comfortable win against poor oppositon

Dec 8 2012 SAFC (0) 1 Chelsea (2) 3 Far better performance than the scoreline suggests

Dec 2 2012 Norwich City (2) 2 SAFC (1) 1 Took too long to get into game.

And read Monsieur Salut at ESPN:

Nov 27 2012 SAFC (0) 0 Queens Park Rangers (0) 0 Won’t see a poorer game all season

Nov 23 2012 SAFC (0) 2 West Bromwich Albion (2) 4 Ridiculous scoreline but too many basic errors

Nov 18 2012 Fulham 1 (0) SAFC 3 (0) Good goals, better performance, 3 important points

Nov 10 2012 Everton (0) 2 SAFC (1) 1 Chances created, which is progress. Much better

Nov 3 2012 SAFC 0 (0) Aston Villa 1 (0) Another abject performance. A long winter looms

Oct 30 2012 Capital One Cup Fourth Round: SAFC 0 (0) Middlesbrough 1 (1) Plan B even worse than plan A

Oct 27 2012 Stoke City (0) 0 SAFC (0) 0 Don’t bother with MoTD: a real stinker

Oct 21 2012 SAFC (0) 1 Newcastle United (1) 1 Got out of jail. Just about deserved

Oct 6 2012 Manchester City (1) 3 SAFC (0) 0 Never gave up but City simply better.

Sept 29 2012 SAFC (0) 1 Wigan Athletic (0) 0 Scrappy performance but a win’s a win

Sept 25 2012 Capital One Cup 3rd Round: MK Dons (0) 0 SAFC (0) 2 Second goal settles nerves for comfortable win

Sept 22 2012 West Ham United (0) 1 SAFC (1) 1 Need to be more positive when ahead

Sept 15 2012 SAFC (1) Liverpool (0) 1 More than happy to take a point

Sept 1 2012 Swansea City (1) 2 SAFC (2) 2 *Lack of ambition against 10 cost points

Aug 28 2012 Capital One Cup Round 2: SAFC (1) 2 Morecambe (0) 0 Shrimps potted as we stroll to victory

Aug 18 2012 Arsenal (0) 0 SAFC (0) 0 Gritty, determined and a well earned point

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10 Responses to “Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 1 Manchester City 0. For days like these” Subscribe

  1. John Mac December 26, 2012 at 5:33 pm #

    Dear Sir Alex,
    Dear Wayne,
    Dear crustacean-eating fans.
    Are we forgiven? We’re doing more than anyone else to keep the title from Man City

    • vince December 26, 2012 at 7:30 pm #

      Best post of the year…hope they get to read it at Old Trafford.

  2. Bill Taylor December 26, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

    Christmas came a little late but what a gift! I thought I was being optimistic in predicting a draw.

  3. vince December 26, 2012 at 7:29 pm #

    Marvellous…just bloody marvellous

  4. Plan B December 26, 2012 at 7:51 pm #

    Things are looking up…it feels familiar, is it still last season?

  5. Jeremy December 26, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

    Back to back wins and we are keeping clean sheets too. Mancini’s face at the end said it all. He must be sick of the sight of us.

    • vince December 27, 2012 at 8:51 am #

      Yes he must be, but you have to admire the fact he can still joke about it…..saying “we not coming next year”

      • Eric December 27, 2012 at 10:28 am #

        Why? Are they going to get relegated?

  6. Mike Sixsmith December 27, 2012 at 8:11 am #

    Fantastic result today, I have no finger nails left!
    I thought Alan Shearer was very quiet on MoTD. Isn’t he starting to bear a remarkable resemblance to Karl Pilkington?

  7. CSB December 27, 2012 at 9:41 am #

    An excellent effort by the team and fans, so happy my prediction was wrong.

    Three points from Spurs would make this a Christmas to remember.

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