Defeat for Oviedo
Bryan Oviedo started for Costa Rica in the early hours of yesterday morning as they faced Colombia in New York.
Unfortunately for the Sunderland left back, it wasn’t a good night at the Red Bull Arena as Colombia ran out 3-1 winners and were thankful to Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas for keeping the score down.
Carlos Bacca had given Colombia the lead on the half-hour mark but the Costa Ricans were undeservedly level going into the break thanks to a Kendall Waston header just before half-time.
That setback didn’t deter the Colombians though, as they kept up the pressure in the second half and got their reward thanks to two Juan Hernández strikes.
Oviedo’s main contributions to the game were a weak effort on David Ospina’s goal and a rough tackle with time ticking down that saw the left-back booked but could easily have been a red card.
Mavrias joins Hibs
Former Sunderland winger Charis Mavrias has joined Scottish Premiership outfit Hibernian on a short-term deal.
The 24-year-old has initially joined the club until January with an option to extend the deal after he impressed Neil Lennon during a trial spell.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Mavrias said he was excited to join the club:
I am very excited to have signed with Hibs. I’m looking forward to playing with the team. It’s a great team and all of the players have quality.
I am really happy that I am here and I will do my best to help the team. In training, I will work very hard, as well as on the pitch.
From the first day that I came here I saw that it is a very good club. The organisation is amazing and the environment for football is top quality.
I’m really happy that I have the chance to play in this team.
Accrington chairman on Sunderland allocation
Sunderland will take their first trip to the Wham Stadium on December 8 as they take on Accrington Stanley.
Andy Holt, the Accrington chairman was talking to a Barnsley fan on Twitter about the allocation the Yorkshire side will receive for their trip to Accrington and revealed that the allocation they receive will fill almost half of the Wham Stadium.
Holt then replied to a Sunderland fan enquiring about the number we can expect for our trip to Accrington and he replied that he hopes it will be same number but that depends on police and safety advice.
The Wham Stadium’s capacity is 5,057 and Holt hopes to break the ground’s record attendance in the coming weeks.
NO! Just checked and you’ll be getting 2,300 to 2,400 which is nearly half of our place.— Andyh (@AndyhHolt) October 17, 2018
There will be bars and bands on. Around 900 seated. Bring a big coat if it’s lashing down and we’ll have a beer or two.
Hoping to break our record crowd of 4725 on the day! https://t.co/wtyvJ2kott
I’d hope so but again will be down to assessment from police and safety mate.— Andyh (@AndyhHolt) October 17, 2018
As daft as it sounds the less aggro clubs are known for (not saying you’re known for aggro btw), the more tickets.
Police have ratings on all clubs. Will let you know. https://t.co/PxxGOln6N2