England Premier League — 19 November 2012

Sunderland have struggled to score goals this season, but their two big summer signings Steven Fletcher and Adam Johnson are starting to look a real threat to opposition defences.

The pair combined well in yesterday’s 3-1 victory at Fulham.

The home side were reduced to ten men when Brede Hangeland was sent-off in the 33rd minute and the visitors capitalised on the advantage in the second half.


Steven Fletcher and Adam Johnson are two of the biggest signings in the history of Sunderland. When the pair arrival in the summer transfer window I thought they would prove to be a superb combination and they are now starting to show signs of that.


Fletcher has gone on to score six Premier League goals this season. In fact at one point the Scot was the only Black Cats to have scored a goal this season. Johnson changed that last weekend with a goal at Everton.

Fletcher was again on the score sheet at Fulham, with Johnson producing a superb through pass to create the goal.


Steven Fletcher has needed some assistance in attack for a few weeks now. Adam Johnson is well capable of creating and scoring the odd goal. If the North East team are to move up the table then the pair’s performance will be the key to their rise.


I would say that the Black Cats are a good solid midtable side and their position near the bottom of the Premier League was maybe slightly false. They have played far more away games than home games this season and even have a game in-hand on most sides around them.


I do believe that Steven Fletcher and Adam Johnson are top-class players. They may have arrived with big price tags, but I’m sure they will prove value for money over the next few seasons. Fletcher has already started to repay some of his fee with goals and there is still far more to come from Johnson.

Is Adam Johnson and Steven Fletcher a good combination?


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David is a 29 year-old football fan and journalist, who is passionate about the beautiful game. He is a lifelong supporter of Premier League Everton and likes nothing better than a healthy discussion about the world's favourite sport.

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