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Vito Mannone | Goalkeeper

Team: Sunderland
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/2/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 176

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Goalkeeper Vito Mannone has signed a new two-year contract with Sunderland.
Mannone's contract extension was triggered automatically due to the number of games the 26-year-old Italian had played for the club. The goalkeeper's position appears under threat following the recent arrival of Costel Pantilimon from Manchester City, but he is happy to remain at Sunderland and establish himself as first-choice. Jul 2 - 4:41 AM
Source: BBC Sport

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Vito Mannone marked his return to the Emirates by watching four goals go past him as Sunderland lost 4-1 to the Italian keeper's former club Arsenal.

On a day when Arsenal honored one former player, Dennis Bergkamp, they weren't nearly as kind to another returnee in the form of Vito Mannone. It is hard to blame the goalkeeper given the quality of the defending in front of him. Sunderland allowed two spectacular passing sequences for the first and third goals. The second goal was the result of a telegraphed back pass to Mannone that should never have been made. The final goal was a wide open header from Laurent Koscielny on a corner kick that Mannone was powerless to stop.
Feb 22 - 12:52 PM

Manchester United's season of misery hit new depths as Sunderland won a slapstick penalty shootout to secure a Capital One Cup final place against Manchester City at Wembley.

Sunderland's goalkeeper Vito Mannone denied Adnan Januzaj and, crucially, Rafael in one of the worst penalty shoot-outs in the history of football. There were no fewer than seven misses out of ten penalties, but the Black Cats won't care because they're on their way to Wembley. Jonny Evans had put Manchester United level in the tie to take it to extra-time, before Phil Bardsley looked to have won it in the 119th minute after a horrendous blunder by David De Gea. Javier Hernandez levelled things up again in injury time to force penalties, but it was Sunderland's day.

Vito Mannone made four saves to get Sunderland a valuable road point in their efforts to escape the lower reaches of the table.

The match didn't see a lot of action with only five shots on target between the two teams. Aston Villa had 4 of those shots meaning that Sunderland will consider themselves lucky to have a road point on the basis of one shot on target for their troubles.
Sat, Nov 30, 2013 12:07:00 PM

Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone is hoping to retain his place in the starting XI for Sunday's home Premier League game against Manchester City.

Mannone started the Capital One Cup win against Southampton as current Premier League keeper Keiren Westwood was suffering from concussions. Westwood has done nothing wrong for Sunderland though, so if he has fully recovered ahead of this weekend it would be a surprise if Mannone took his place.
Source: Sky Sports
Fri, Nov 8, 2013 04:03:00 AM

Sunderland have signed Arsenal goalkeeper Vito Mannone.

Mannone joins on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee, ending his eight-year stay with Arsenal. One would think the Italian has left the Gunners to take his place as Sunderland's new number one goalkeeper following Simon Mignolet's departure, although Keiren Westwood may have something to say about that.
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 11:02:00 AM

Sunderland have agreed a fee for Arsenal's third-choice keeper, Vito Mannone.

Mannone could be surplus to requirements at Arsenal if, as rumors suggest, they are in the market for another experienced keeper like Liverpool's Pepe Reina. Mannone has looked promising in his limited outings for the Gunners and will give Kieren Westwood real competition in the race to replace Simon Mignolet in net.
Fri, Jun 28, 2013 01:18:00 PM