And not using a single specialist centre again accessible, Sunderland’s finest type of defence was all the time going to be to assault and attempt to keep away from making a gift of low cost corners and free kicks in and round their very own field.
Sunderland performed two wingers as wing backs, Clarke on the left and Patrick Roberts on the precise. It was a do or die formation. It appeared a bit kamikaze nevertheless it was additionally extremely thrilling to observe. With the previous West Ham Underneath-23 captain Pierre Ekwah a harmful presence in midfield, they solely allowed Luton one probability from a set piece within the first half. Sadly the guests scored from it.
Sunderland’s defence couldn’t clear a nook. Luton received three headers inside the realm and though Anthony Patterson made an outstanding save to disclaim Alfie Doughty, the ball fell kindly for Elijah Adebayo to comb into the roof of the online.
Patterson was wanted to make one other save from a Doughty free kick nevertheless it was Sunderland who made the following set piece rely.
It was a fairly exceptional strike by Diallo, the ball swerving, dipping and curling because it flew into the highest nook, past the goalkeeper’s dive. It was his 14th objective of an amazing mortgage spell, a sensational strike and the best help of Alex Pritchard’s profession, who merely rolled a brief free kick into his path.