I was at Villa Park, Birmingham, today to watch Aston Villa vs. Sunderland at the kind invitation of Ali Hall, a friend from church. The match ended 0-1: Sunderland’s first away win of the season, gaining some much-needed points to stay clear of the drop.
Below are some pictures of the day. Click on them to be taken to the larger versions on Flickr.
Sunderland are now on 30 points with 7 games left:
We’re not free from relegation worries by any means, but at least we’ve got a win under our belts and are not in the bottom 3! The final 7 games for Sunderland are:
- 29 March – Sunderland vs. West Ham
- 5 April – Fulham vs. Sunderland (a 6-pointer!)
- 12 April - Sunderland vs. Manchester City
- 20 April – Newcastle vs. Sunderland (local derby)
- 26 April - Sunderland vs. Middlesbrough (another local derby)
- 3 May – Bolton vs. Sunderland (another 6-pointer!)
- 11 May – Sunderland vs. Arsenal
Not the easiest of run-ins, then, but I’m sure we can snag 6 points or so…