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Altidore helps Sunderland to stunning win at Chelsea
by Paul Kennedy, April 19th, 2014 4:49PM

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[AMERICANS ABROAD] Jozy Altidore's tally for the season is still one goal (in now 28 English Premier League games) and Sunderland is still in last place with four games to play, but Jozy and the Black Cats may have decided the EPL race when he was awarded the deciding penalty kick that gave Sunderland a 2-1 win at Chelsea.

Altidore was controversially ruled to have been taken down by Cesar Azpilicueta in the 82nd minute, and Italian Fabio Borini stepped up and scored the goal to give Sunderland the win. The win, which followed a 2-2 tie at Manchester City, improbably kept the last-place Black Cats alive, now just a point behind Cardiff City and Fulham with a game in hand and three points behind 15th-place Norwich City, which is sitting on the edge of the relegation zone.

That Borini is on loan from Liverpool added to the drama as the win was another boost for the Reds' title hopes. Liverpool can add to its two-point lead over second-place Chelsea when it plays Norwich on Sunday.

The loss was the first Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho suffered in 78 home games.




Leading Scorers (2013-14):
26 Aron Johannsson (AZ)
14 Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna)
9 Sacha Kljestan
(Anderlecht)
(Goals in all club competitions.)

U.S. World Cup Contenders:
GOALKEEPERS:
Saturday:
Cory Cropper (did not dress), Southampton (England), 0-0 at Aston Villa
Brad Guzan (90 minutes), Aston Villa (England), 0-0 vs. Southampton
Sunday:
Tim Howard, Everton (England), vs. Man. United (England)

DEFENDERS:
Friday:
Oguchi Onyewu (90 minutes), Sheffield Wed. (England D2), 4-2 at Bournemouth
Tim Ream (90 minutes), Bolton Wanderers (England D2), 0-0 at Charlton Athletic
Saturday:
DaMarcus Beasley (39 minutes), Puebla (Mexico), 2-1 at Pachuca
John Brooks (90 minutes), Hertha Berlin (Germany), 0-0 at Augsburg
Geoff Cameron (90 minutes), Stoke City (England), 1-1 at Cardiff City
Fabian Johnson (90 minutes), Hoffenheim (Germany), 1-3 at Werder Bremen
Eric Lichaj (did not dress), Nottingham Forest (England D2), 1-0 vs. Birmingham City
Michael Orozco (did not dress), Puebla (Mexico), 2-1 at Pachuca
Will Packwood (on bench), Birmingham City (England D2), 0-1 at Nottingham Forest
Jonathan Spector (90 minutes), Birmingham City (England D2), 0-1 at Nottingham Forest
Sunday:
Edgar Castillo, Tijuana (Mexico), at Atlante
Timmy Chandler, Nuremberg (Germany), vs. Bayer Leverkusen

MIDFIELDERS:
Friday:
Stuart Holden (did not dress), Bolton Wanderers (England D2), 0-0 at Charlton Athletic
Danny Williams (90 minutes), Reading (England D2), 0-3 at Wigan Athletic
Saturday:
Brek Shea (did not dress), Stoke City (England), 1-1 at Cardiff City
Jose Torres (90 minutes), Tigres (Mexico), 0-3 at Leon
Sunday:
Alejandro Bedoya, Nantes (France), at Valenciennes
Joe Corona, Tijuana (Mexico), at Atlante
Jermaine Jones, Besiktas (Turkey), vs. Fenerbahce
Alfredo Morales, FC Ingolstadt (Germany D2), at Aalen
Monday:
Mikkel Diskerud, Rosenborg (Norway), at Bodo Glimt
Josh Gatt, Molde (Norway), vs. Sarpsborg
Sacha Kljestan, Anderlecht (Belgium), at Genk

FORWARDS:
Saturday:
Jozy Altidore
(sub: 25 minutes), Sunderland (England), 2-1 at Chelsea
Bobby Wood (sub: 45 minutes), 1860 Munich (Germany D2), 2-1 vs. Arminia Bielefeld
Sunday:
Terrence Boyd, Rapid Vienna (Austria), at SV Grodig
Herculez Gomez, Tijuana (Mexico), at Atlante
Idle:
Juan Agudelo, FC Utrecht (Netherlands)
Julian Green, Bayern Munich II (Germany)
Aron Johannsson, AZ (Netherlands)


4 comments
  1. Daniel Crawford
    commented on: April 20, 2014 at 8:34 a.m.
    From my vantage point it was a legit foul. Caesar's leg that was bent, (on the ground), swept Jose's inside foot. Good call Ref.

  1. Albert Harris
    commented on: April 20, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.
    Looked a good call to me too, but still a gutsy call for the ref at the home stadium of a title contender against a bottom feeder, Interestingly at full speed it actually looks a lot more obvious than in slow-mo replays. People have to remember that players don't really have all that time to decide where to put their foot down at speed. Several commented that in slo-mo, it looks like Jozy tried to step on the defender's foot to draw a foul. At full speed you can see that he was just trying to put on the brakes and cut back.

  1. BJ Genovese
    commented on: April 21, 2014 at 9:24 a.m.
    A foul is a foul. Good ref. Nobody deserves to win a soccer competition based on circumstances that take place outside the two halves.

  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: April 21, 2014 at 10:53 a.m.
    Gutsy call by the ref; it was a no brainer, Jozy who had a severe angle on goal was taken down by a boneheaded defender. The latter gave Jozy a gift.


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