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Sebastian Larsson | Midfielder | #7

Team: Sunderland
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/6/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 154

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Sunderland continue to fester in the relegation zone as they gave Manchester United little to worry about in a 0-3 loss.
Sunderland have made it a bit of a trademark when it comes to late season surges that see them stave off relegation but looking at today's performance, the shape of the table and the games remaining, they are at least one foot into the Championship at this point. United were in control with possession and pressure in the final third, finally opening the scoring on the half hour mark. Just before the break, Seb Larsson saw a straight red for a high boot challenge on Ander Herrera and the blow of going down to ten men was felt immediately, with United scoring again moments later. Jermain Defoe was invisible in the first half and the couple of attempts he took in the second half offered little threat. Larsson will miss the next three games, barring an appeal, but there is little chance of that happening. Sun, Apr 9, 2017 10:34:00 AM
Source: NBC Sports

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Sunderland manager David Moyes seemed pleasantly surprised when announcing Sebastian Larsson has returned to training.

The Sunderland midfielder was set to miss up to six months after undergoing surgery on his knee to fix ligament damage at the start of the season in August. But Moyes confirmed the Swedish international could even return to match action this month: "Seb has dipped in and out a little bit but started full training on Monday. I think Seb will need the best part of three to four weeks on football sessions and what not and hopefully we might get him a couple of under-23 games in the process."
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 08:35:00 AM

Sunderland was dealt another midfield blow this summer after Sebastian Larsson had surgery to repair a knee injury that will keep him out for six months.

Midfielders Lee Cattermole and Jan Kirchhoff are already injured while the club couldn't renew the loan of Yann M'Vila this summer, which forced John O'Shea into defensive midfield in Saturday's loss to Manchester City. Without a bevy of midfielders, manager David Moyes opted for American Lyden Gooch and Jack Rodwell on Saturday. Said Moyes: "Seb Larsson has had an operation, which will keep him out for five to six months. We would have struggled to field an eleven of experienced players. We are happy to put out some of the youngsters, and some will be on the bench and some will play."
Source: Sky Sports
Mon, Aug 15, 2016 04:00:00 AM

Seb Larsson could make his long awaited return to first team action in game week twenty-seven after Sam Allardyce confirmed the midfielder re-joined the group in training on Thursday.

Speaking ahead of his sides’ Premier League game with Man United at the Stadium of Light, the Sunderland boss revealed: "He obviously wasn’t going to be involved today. But he could be available for the West Ham game." Initial reports suggested Larsson would miss around a month but the Swede has taken a lot longer than originally anticipated after limping off against Stoke in November. The 30-year-old makes a timely return following the recent injuries to Duncan Watmore (ankle) and Jeremain Lens (hernia).
Sat, Feb 13, 2016 11:59:00 AM

Sunderland midfielder Seb Larsson has been ruled out for the Week 15 matchup against Arsenal after suffering damage to medial knee ligaments.

Manager Sam Allardyce confirmed the Swedish international will see an injury specialist in Barcelona this week to determine the extent of the injury. Larsson has started in last two matches (both wins) in the club's new 3-5-2 formation as an attacking midfielder but was replaced last weekend by Jeremain Lens, who will likely make his return to the starting lineup. Sunderland also confirmed that midfielder Jack Rodwell has been ruled out for the weekend as he continues to recover from a knock that has seen him miss the last two matches. But Rodwell's eventual return is unlikely to displace the midfield duo of Lee Cattermole and Yann M'Vila.
Source: Sky Sports
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 07:56:00 AM

Seb Larsson and Jermain Defoe are expected to miss this weekends’ clash with Arsenal after picking up injuries during Saturdays’ win over Stoke City.

Larsson is said to have tweaked medial knee ligaments and although the problem is not thought to be too serious the Swede will definitely miss at least one game. Defoe on the other hand – who is beginning to find a little form under new boss Sam Allardyce - should be ready for the visit of Watford in game week sixteen after a scan revealed the striker only suffered a minor hamstring strain last weekend. Man of the moment Duncan Watmore is likely to deputise for Defoe while Jermain Lens will provide the cover for Larsson.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 07:23:00 AM

Sebastian Larsson will be assessed ahead of the final game at Stamford Bridge but Dick Advocaat will take no risks after a hard fought draw against Arsenal on Wednesday was enough to secure their place in the top flight for another season.

Larsson picked up a knee injury with around 30 minutes to go at the Emirates but the midfielder was determined to see game through and remained on the pitch as the Black Cats executed a perfect backs to the wall performance to secure the point they needed. With 9-games remaining Sunderland took a gamble on the no-nonsense disciplinarian - Dick Advocaat – and The Little General delivered finishing the season unbeaten in five - W2 D3. Sunderland travel to champions Chelsea this weekend in what is effectively a dead-rubber; Liam Bridcutt [knee] will face a late test but Alvarez, Gomez and Wes Brown are all ruled out.
Source: Metro
Fri, May 22, 2015 01:39:00 AM

Sunderland will be without Seb Larsson for the visit of Crystal Palace in Week 32.

Larsson begins a two-match ban after reaching 10 yellow cards for the season ahead of the mid-April cut-off. The good news for Dick Advacaat is that Jack Rodwell returns from a hamstring problem, but defender Wes Brown and midfielders Ricky Alvarez and Emanuele Giaccherini are all still sidelined de to injury.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 02:31:00 PM

Sebastian Larsson didn't had a particularly impressive first half of the season but he's been increasing his productivity early in 2015 punctuating the run with a goal in Week 22.

Playing time hasn't been a problem for the player who has appeared in all 22 Premier League matches for the Black Cats thus far in 2015. The issue for the 2014 portion of the season is that he wasn't putting up his customary numbers with a total of 135 points through 19 weeks (that's a fairly pedestrian 7.1/match average). Since the calendar turned to 2015, Larsson has upped his productivity with outputs of 12, 7, and 21 points. Perhaps he's an odd numbered year sort of a guy but it's worth watching to see if he can keep things going.
Fri, Jan 23, 2015 12:28:00 PM

Sebastian Larsson scored the lone goal for Sunderland in Sunday's 1-1 draw with Everton.

Larsson opened the scoring in the 67th minute off a direct free kick, curling it through the wall, beating Tim Howard to the near post. It was the midfielders second goal of the season and his first since opening day (August 16). The goal was nice, but Everton failed to position the wall in the right place. Sunderland have a favorable matchup vs Leicester next week, but then go on to face Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool directly after.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 01:08:00 PM

Sunderland have landed one of Guy Poyet's stars from his Brighton days with the signing of Will Buckley.

Sky Sports are reporting that a deal for Buckley for a modest £2.5million transfer fee has been completed. We haven't seen anything official yet but you get the feeling that while this may be a nice signing, it isn't the big move that Poyet seems to have been agitating for in the media for most of the summer. The manager has appeared frustrated at the club's ability to close deals when asked by reporters about transfer progress. Buckley will get every chance compete with Sunderland's other versatile wingers - Larsson, Giaccharini, and Adam Johnson - for playing time.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 11:32:00 AM

Sunderland midfielder Sebastian Larsson has signed a contract extension with the club until 2017.

Larsson endured a difficult start to last season, banished to the bench by Paolo Di Canio, but he fought his way back in to the first team under Gus Poyet and played a key role in Sunderland's great escape. The midfielder remains a handy mid-priced fantasy option, taking the majority of set pieces and is always capable of goals from distance.
Source: BBC Sport
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 11:17:00 AM

Sebastian Larsson scored in the 29th minute and despite late opportunities for Chicharito and Fabio Borini that was how the match ended.

Sunderland, already out of the relegation zone on goal difference may have secured their spot in the top flight with one match to go. An unexpected three points against Manchester United see them three points plus goal differential ahead of Norwich for the final relegation spot with a match in hand and Norwich having matches against Chelsea and Arsenal remaining. It looks like Gus Poyet has achieved what he was brought in to achieve and he should get a chance to build on survival next season.
Sat, May 3, 2014 11:54:00 AM

Sunderland came out with a 2-1 victory over Southampton in the Capital One Cup and will face Chelsea at home in the next round.

Goals from Phil Bardsley and Sebastian Larsson seemed to have closed out the game but a 88th minute strike from Maya Yoshida provided an exciting finish. Sunderland were able to close out the game successfully and are set to play in the quarter-finals. They will be hoping to take some momentum into the Premier League against Manchester City, but considering they have four points in ten games, don't expect much from the Black Cats.
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, Nov 6, 2013 08:15:00 PM

Lazio are keen on Sunderland midfielder Sebastian Larsson, while boss Paolo Di Canio is interested in bringing Raul Meireles to the Stadium of Light.

Larsson only has one year left on his current contract so Di Canio is said to be weighing up the prospect of selling him to the Italian club this summer. If Larsson does move on, the Daily Mail believe experienced ex-Liverpool and Chelsea midfielder Raul Meireles could be making his way back to England after becoming unsettled at his current team Fenerbahce. This would appear to be a good move, with Sunderland lacking Premier League experience in central midfield, despite numerous summer signings.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 05:11:00 AM