By Alan Duffy
Stoke City 0-1 Sunderland – Premier League – 4th February 2012
Martin O’Neill’s Black Cats continued their ascent of the table on Saturday against Stoke, although the very harsh sending-off of Robert Huth on half-time was undeniably a game-changing moment.
Under O’Neill’s leadership, Sunderland have blossomed and came to the Britannia Stadium looking to make it five wins out of their last six league fixtures. However, the Arctic conditions made for a rather messy first half of football. Just before the break, Roberth Huth slid in on David Meyler, only to miss the ball completely. Despite keeping his feet low and showing the minimum