Sunday 04 December 2011

Fletcher adds to Sunderland woes

Wolves come from behind to sink Martin O'Neill's new side

Two quick goals for Wolves ended Sunderland's hopes

Wolves 2-1 Sunderland

Steven Fletcher scored twice as Wolves took full advantage of a missed penalty from Sebastian Larsson to come from behind and beat Sunderland.

New Black Cats boss Martin O'Neill was watching from the stands and was delighted when a fierce Kieran Richardson shot put the visitors ahead in the 52nd minute.

But the complexion of the match changed when Wayne Hennessey saved Larsson's penalty on 73 minutes and seconds later, Fletcher headed Wolves level.

And the striker fired in the winnner shortly afterwards as Sunderland's winless run stretched to five matches.

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Key Points

  • Fletcher double secures win for Wolves
  • Five matches without a win for Sunderland
  • New Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill watches from stands