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Adam Johnson | Midfielder

Team: Sunderland
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/14/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 139

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Adam Johnson opens his account four weeks into the season with a goal at home vs Tottenham.
Coming off an eight goal, six assists season in 2013 many expected Johnson to be the driving force behind Sunderland's attack. Unfortunately, up until this point, midfielders Sebastian Larsson, Jack Rodwell and Lee Cattermole have all been better - from a fantasy perspective at least. Hopefully his latest 15-point effort in Yahoo Fantasy's Premier League game will help get him going because at this point it's a little hard justifying his somewhat steep price tag. Sep 16 - 11:19 AM

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Adam Johnson scored a great solo goal in Sunderland's 2-2 draw against Tottenham.

The solo goal was great but the Black Cats will have to ask themselves if they should attack more. They only possessed the ball for 36.6 % of the time and put up six totals shots to Tottenham's 15. The shot count is discouraging considering Sunderland was playing at home. With a lack of players who can create and finish, Sunderland will have to attack more in order to win enough games to stay up in the Premier League.
Source: Sky Sports
Sep 13 - 12:55 PM

Sunderland took another dangerous step toward relegation with a 1-2 loss to West Ham United at the Stadium of Light this evening.

When Gus Poyet took over the Black Cats, the club really began to turn things around and looked to be heading in the right direction to stay in the top flight. Today's loss however gives them one point in their past six matches, and the club looks in as much disarray as ever now. What is especially puzzling is Poyet's use of Adam Johnson, easily their attacking player, by stating him on the bench in recent games. Then, when AJ comes on in the second half, he repeatedly contributes, but his efforts are too little, too late. Sunderland still have eight league games left, compared to the typical six or seven for the other clubs in the relegation fight, but most of the fixtures are extemely difficult. They needed a result today.
Mar 31 - 5:44 PM

Adam Johnson continued his deadly scoring form, notching his seventh goal of the season and sixth in the past four matches, as Sunderland manhandled Newcastle United in the always heated Tyne-Wear Derby.

Sunderland are flying high under the tutelage of Gus Poyet, having lost just once now in their past nine games, and Johnson has been the star player to help make it happen. After going up 1-0 on a penalty converted by Fabio Borini, Johnson added to his account with a tap in off a deflected save of a Jack Colback shot. Colback himself would add the Black Cats third goal late on to put a final nail in Newcastle's coffin. Despite how the table looks, it is Sunderland right now who are the kings of Tyne-Wear, sweeping the series for the first time in over 45 years.
Feb 1 - 9:46 AM

Sunderland moved out of the Premier League bottom three for the first time since August with a 1-0 win over 10-man Stoke.

Adam Johnson added his fifth goal in three Premier League games to secure Sunderland a vital three points and move them out of the relegation zone. Stoke's Steven N'Zonzi was sent off for a second bookable offence early in the second half but the away side were the better team for long spells, hitting the bar from a Ryan Shawcross header late on, and can feel unlucky to walk away from the Stadium of Light empty handed.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 29 - 5:25 PM

Sunderland started the match looking like they didn't belong but their hat trick hero from last weekend saved a point after an impressive fight back after going two goals down.

Fabio Borini sounded Sunderland's intention to compete with a goal after 30 minutes of dire play that saw Gus Poyet's men fall behind 2-0. After Borini scored on the counter it was up to last weekend's hero Adam Johnson to score an excellent equalizer from a tight angle. After their miserable start, Sunderland will be happy with a point while Southampton will be left wondering what happened to their lead.
Jan 18 - 10:47 AM

Adam Johnson had a stormer of an afternoon for Sunderland, scoring three times against a poor Fulham defense, as the Black Cats move out of last position in the table with a 1-4 win over the Cottagers.

It had been a quiet season for the former England phenom who showed today that his skills are still to be admired, scoring from a free kick, then open play, and finally from the penalty spot. He formed a prolific attacking partnership with Sung-Yueng Ki all afternoon, adding an assist for the South Korean's goal to go along with his hat trick. After a miserable start, Sunderland have earned points from 5 of the past 6 matches, and have a kind schedule for the next month. Johnson should be bursting with confidence and could make for a nice midfield option over that stretch.
Jan 11 - 12:09 PM

Sunderland took the lead with the first goal of the game thanks to Adam Johnson, but the Black Cats surrendered twice and failed to come away with any points in a 1-2 loss.

As the season quickly approaches the halfway mark, Sunderland are sitting on eight points and cannot afford to drop points when they have a rare lead. Today's result goes a long way toward their unwanted trip to Championship football. Johnson was in the right place when Hugo Lloris attempted to parry a shot out of harm's way, and the young English international showed his finishing touch with a confident strike. However, the Black Cats could not find a way to pad their lead and eventually Spurs broke down their defense. Neither Johnson or his teammates are on the fantasy radar.
Sat, Dec 7, 2013 02:46:00 PM

Sunderland are interested in signing 28-year old Argentine winger Ignacio Scocco from United Arab Emirates outfit Al-Ain.

Scocco was on loan with Argentine side Newell’s Old Boys this season, scoring 27 goals, and is now keen for a move to the Premier League. Sunderland's interest suggests they are looking to add some competition for current wingers Adam Johnson and Sebastian Larsson.
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 05:41:00 AM

Sunderland have been linked with Fenerbahce winger Milos Krasic after his agent claimed there had been interest from English Premier League clubs in the Serbian international.

There is little doubt that Sunderland need to add more creativity to their squad after the team scored just 41 goals league goals last season - and Krasic would certainly provide competition for Adam Johnson and Seb Larsson. The Serbian was a star at Juventus and cost Fenerbahce £7million but he could be available for less than that, although his wages could prove a problem.
Wed, May 29, 2013 10:31:00 AM

Adam Johnson has voiced his support for Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio and his strict approach to man-management, stating "The gaffer is big on discipline and if it means us getting more wins, I'm all for it."

Johnson, by his own admission, had "the worst season of my career" and yet he still looked one of the more likely Sunderland players to create goals for the team, which tells you all you need to know about the performances of many of his team mates. He'll be hoping for big improvements in 2013/14 to give himself a chance of breaking back in to the England set-up ahead of next summer's World Cup - if England qualify.
Wed, May 22, 2013 09:04:00 AM