Grayson reverted towards the same side that faced Derby County with Lee Cattermole and Billy Johnson coming back towards the beginning XI after missing the midweek make an impression on Bury. Lamine Kone also came back as match-champion George Honeyman retained his place. Norwich, meanwhile began with three behind as captain Russell Martin featured alongside German summer time signings Marcel Franke and Christoph Zimmermann, as James Husband and Yanic Wildschut began within the wing-back berths. Cameron Jerome brought the road and that he caused problems in early stages, using the effective striker forcing the Black Cats backline into action before Grabban saw a go blocked within an all-action opening.
Norwich were unquestionably faster from the blocks and Sunderland were forced to the back feet for a lot of the outlet twenty minutes. James Maddison saw a totally free-kick deflect behind and also the Black Cats battled to shackle Steven Naismith within the number 10 role as Jerome stored Kone and Browning alert with numerous surging runs. Grabban then fired in to the side netting after released by Vaughan, however the Canaries ongoing to interrupt forward in figures as Wildschut crashed down within the area and also the referee waved experience. Jerome then found the rear of the internet after again linking with Naismith, however the offside flag was elevated miles ahead of time also it parity continued to be.
The 2nd period ongoing similarly as Norwich dominated possession and Sunderland defended resolutely. Farke’s side were fluid from tailgate to cab but when again they lacked the killer instinct to attract level, as Martin unsuccessful hitting the prospective from the free header behind publish. Plus they were created to pay for in a few minutes. A Honeyman corner was removed right to Lee Cattermole who teed the ball up for McGeady, and also the winger’s finish was phenomenal because it nestled in to the top corner and left Gunn stuck to the place. Norwich once more looked for any route back to their game plus they create further chances, however it soon grew to become obvious it had become Sunderland’s day as Grabban powered a header in to the internet carrying out a stunning mix from that man McGeady with 72 minutes performed.
Sunderland performed their first Championship away game since 2007 on Sunday as Simon Grayson’s men went mind to mind with Norwich City.
Also it was two former Canaries who stole the show, as James Vaughan and 2-goal Lewis Grabban brought in the front to have a first Sky Bet Championship win of year.
Sunderland: Steele, Johnson, Browning, Kone, Galloway, Cattermole (Gibson 73), Ndong, Honeyman, McGeady (Gooch 84), Grabban (O’Shea 86), Vaughan.
Subs: Khazri, Matthews, Ruiter, Asoro.
WEATHERING THE STORM
Referee: Andrew Madley
Norwich City: Gunn, Husband, Reed, Martin, Zimmermann, Naismith (Hoolahan 77), Jerome (Oliveira 67), Watkins, Wildschut (Murphy 60), Maddison, Franke.
Subs not used: McGovern, Pinto, Vrancic, Tettey.