By Alan Duffy
Sunderland 1-2 Chelsea – Premier League – September 10 2011
With Ghana star Asamoah Gyan upping sticks for oil money in the Middle East, Sunderland boss Steve Bruce looked to new loan signing Nicklas Bendtner to lead the line against a powerful Chelsea side. The modest Dane did chip in with an assist but goals from John Terry and Daniel Sturridge (a superb back-heeled flick) were enough to drown the Black Cats in the proverbial black sack in the river (apologies for the cumbersome analogy).
Anyway, while Andre Villas-Boas and his Blues march on, Sunderland need to start getting some bang for their (comparatively) big buck.