B Team Preview: Sunderland vs Saints

By SFC Media time Fri 19 Nov Sunderland vs Saints

After over two weeks away from Premier League 2 action, Southampton's B team travel to face Sunderland in the division on Sunday.


Sunderland vs Saints
Premier League 2
Eppleton Colliery Welfare Ground
Sunday 21st November, 12pm GMT
For spectator information see below

After an unbeaten October Saints started November's set of Premier League 2 fixtures in similar fashion as Newcastle visited Staplewood Campus.

Goals from Dynel Simeu, Thierry Small, Lewis Payne and a Kazeem Olaigbe double sealed a comprehensive 5-0 victory as Dave Horseman's side continued their rise up the table.

Sitting two places below Saints are Sunday's hosts Sunderland, who are only a point shy of their visitors after four wins and six defeats from 11 games.

Last-time-out saw the Black Cats earn a point at Stoke City, where goals from Bill Harris and a Daniel Malone own goal sealed a 2-2 draw.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05: Southampton players celebrate together after Thierry Small (3) scores during The Premier League 2 match between Southampton B Team and Newcastle at Staplewood Training Ground on November 05, 2021 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Isabelle Field/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Saints celebrate during the win over Newcastle.


Fans can come and support Saints in action at Sunderland for as little as £1.

Tickets can be purchased online for a short period of time (until Saturday evening) by following the link below:

Sunderland vs Saints B Tickets

Tickets are also available at the turnstiles. Please note these can be purchased using card only, no cash will be accepted at the turnstiles.

Official parking is not available at the stadium and parking in the surrounding areas is limited.

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 28: Yan Valery (left) during the during the U23s Premier League 2 match between Sunderland and Southampton FC, 2018 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by James Bridle - Southampton FC/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Yan Valery in action at Sunderland in 2018.


The two sides last met back in April 2019 at St Mary's Stadium, where a confident Saints side enjoyed a comfortable afternoon over a struggling Sunderland side.

After a shock Sunderland opener, Christoph Klarer scored an equaliser on 26 minutes before Tyreke Johnson put Saints ahead just two minutes later.

Radhi Jaïdi's side really started to take control in the second half, adding a further three goals through Will Smallbone, Alfie Jones and Marcus Barnes.

It completed the league double for Saints over the Black Cats, after a 2-0 win at Eppleton Colliery in October.


"This will be a tough one," said Horseman. "They're a bit of an older team. They've got a few 21, 22 year olds.

"I actually know the assistant manager there quite well and they have Saturday to Saturday [first team] games so we're hoping they put in a couple of reserves.

"We want more of these types of games. Win, lose or draw we need to be challenged so the boys are ready for the next level.

"I think this will be a really competitive one. It will look a little bit more like the Crawley game than a normal Academy game, which is brilliant and just what we need right now."


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Video: Horseman on Sunderland defeat

Full reaction from Dave Horseman to his side's defeat at Sunderland.

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