Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Altidore opens Sunderland account

In three games, he's already halfway to the Hull City loan output. Jozy Altidore got Sunderland on the board against Capital One Cup guests MK Dons in the 79th minute, helped set up Connor Wickham's equalizer in the 87th and then assisted on Wickham's comeback capper in the 89th.

UPDATE: This goal is in the land of the lost no more; NSC regular SleeStaxx with the find.





- Greg Seltzer

15 comments:

wbonw said...

Bolton played Tranmere to a 1-1 draw.
Sunderland beat MK Dons 4-2.

wbonw said...

Correction, Bolton-Tranmere game is still going. into extra time.

Unknown said...

And if we are counting Cup Games, Jozy had 2 goals while at Hull, one in the league and one in the F.A. Cup.

Greg Seltzer said...

Thanks, fellas. Trying to pay attention to 10 things at once here.

Nick said...

Well, if we're counting league cup, he hasn't - he had 1 Prem goal for Hull, but also had 1 LC goal for Hull.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jozy_Altidore

SleeStaxx said...

goal highlights from match: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBxRvdx3fEk

couchtoast said...

Hmmm, Jozy's turnover leads to second MKD goal.

Nicely taken goal to start the comeback.

He gets in a scuffle with the GK after the second goal.

He gets an assist credit for the quick restart?

Kind of a weird game for him...

Brian B said...

I think the voiceover said Cabral turned that ball over on the 2nd MK goal, yea?

dikranovich said...

the most impressive thing from jozy was that he got stronger as the game went on, which is something we should expect from a top pro, regardless of the competition.

jozy shows desire and it makes for a real nice combo with his other abilities.

dikranovich said...

coach, his assist was for the Johnson goal, in the 90+ min.

couchtoast said...

@Brian, did't have the sound on, thanks for the clarification.

@Dirk - still just as weird to get an assist credit for passing a ball to a player that then makes a 60 yard run to goal before scoring, don't you think?

dikranovich said...

why, really he had two assist today. this aint basketball.

dikranovich said...

when a player shoots from twenty yards out and another player taps it in, just for good measure, the player who shot from twenty yards out does not get credit for the goal, but he is of course credited with an assist.

dikranovich said...

now if the quick restart goal was counted as an own goal, in this case jozy would not get credit for the assist, but as it stands, I don't think it was, so he does.

Noah Rosen said...

full highlights here: http://www.safc.com/news/team-news/2013/august/highlights-sunderland-4-mk-dons-2. best jozy highlight is at 2:50; great shot off the post- all in all pretty dire, but great fightback. sun'land need a midfielder to give jozy better service; and obviously another striker (not named ji or sessegnon) helps too!