Sunday, 18 September 2011

Bendtner-assist in 4-0 triumph against Stoke

Nicklas Bendtner played 81 minutes in today's match between Sunderland and Stoke, and the Danish striker made an impact.

The Black Cat's second goal came, when Sebastian Larrson tried to find Bendtner with a long cross into the penalty area. In an effort to clear the ball from a lurking Bendtner, Stoke defender Jonathan Woodgate sent the ball into his own net.

Just minutes later, Bendtner made the assist in the third goal, bringing his assist-tally up to two in two games.

After 81 minutes, Bendtner was replaced and even though he still has to score his first goal in red and white, fans gave him a standing applause as he left the pitch.