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7 Things You Need To Know: Sunderland vs Aston Villa

Sunderland scored two late goals against Bolton to secure their first away win of the season in their last Barclays Premier League fixture

Those last goals were reflected in the fact that Sunderland covered more ground in the second half than in the first half (53.131km v 53.828km), whereas on average over the season they usually show a 7% decrease in ground covered in the second half

Swedish midfielder Sebastian Larsson covered the most ground for Sunderland in the game with 10.413km. He remains Sunderland’s top ranked player in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index in 16th place, up 6 places from last week.

Stephane Sessegnon scored his first Barclays Premier League goal of the season in that game, from an unlucky run of 22 efforts at goal with just 41% on target and no goals

Nicklas Bendtner scored Sunderland’s second goal, and his second of the season
Aston Villa suffered a home defeat to Midlands rivals West Brom in their last game. Villa covered 100.959km in that game, with Stiliyan Petrov covering the most distance with 10.513km

Darren Bent scored his third Barclays Premier League goal of the season in that game

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