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Fabio Borini | Forward | #29

Team: Sunderland
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/29/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 161

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Fabio Borini scored one goal and assisted another to guide Sunderland to a crucial 0-3 win over Norwich City.
A massive day for the Black Cats who, with the win, climb to within a point of Norwich to escape relegation, with a game in hand and a healthy goal difference on the Canaries. It looked anyone's game in the first half but Sunderland made the most of things despite losing the possession battle. Borini was fouled in the box in the 41st minute and converted the penalty himself to score what proved to be the match-winner. Sunderland doubled their lead when they pounced quickly on a dispossessed Seb Bassong and Borini whipped in a fine cross to Jermain Defoe who finished from point blank range. They withstood pressure from Norwich, thanks mainly to fine goalkeeping from Vito Mannone. Duncan Watmore was fed the ball by Seb Larsson at the end of the match to score the final goal of the day. Apr 16 - 9:42 AM
Source: NBC Sports

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Sunderland came up short in their bid to collect points against table-leading Leicester City as their relegation battle gets tougher after a 0-2 loss to the Foxes.

It was never going to be easy for the Black Cats, but to be fair, they made it to halftime with the two sides goalless and looking pretty even. Jermain Defoe and Fabio Borini each had opportunities to find an opener but could not convert their chances or Leicester found ways to break up the play. Once Leicester scored the opener on 66 minutes, it became more difficult for Sunderland to threaten in the final third. They had one great moment to equalize around the 81st minute when the ball fell into Jack Rodwell's path, but he squandered his open look in the box and skied his shot into the stands. Next weekend will be absolutely crucial for Sam Allardyce. Sunderland face Norwich, the club three points above them in the table, as it is shaping up for the final relegated club to be decided between these two sides.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 10 - 10:59 AM

Fabio Borini came to Sunderland's rescue in the 90th minute to snag a point at home in a 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace.

The Italian made his impact in just 10 minutes after entering the match in the 80th minute for Lee Cattermole, who lasted all of 16 minutes as a second-half substitute. The Italian took a pass from DeAndre Yedlin on the right wing and fired past Wayne Hennessey in the 90th minute to bring Sunderland out of the bottom three on goal differential (tied on points with Norwich City). Dame N'Doye scored his first league goal for Sunderland minutes before half-time, but the Black Cats gave the lead up in a matter of six minutes thanks to two goals from former player Connor Wickham. However, defender John O'Shea was forced off with injury in the 28th minute.
Source: NBC Sports
Mar 1 - 5:21 PM

Fabio Borini scored Sunderland's lone goal in a 4-1 loss to Manchester City as the Black Cats sit five points clear of leaving the relegation zone.

Borini has been the club's loan goalscorer in its last four Premier League matches, adding to his goal against Chelsea last week. That goal earned him the start against Manchester City as Sam Allardyce was forced to shift from his three-man back-line due to an injury to Younes Kaboul, making six changes to the starting lineup from the loss to Chelsea. Vito Mannone earned his first Premier League start of the season over Costel Pantilimon in a forgettable debut. Steven Fletcher, Jordi Gomez, Adam Johnson and Danny Graham provided a different look to the club than in recent weeks, but it proved futile against a surging City attack.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 12:46:00 PM

Fabio Borini is closing in on a return to action after re-joining the main group in training this week.

The Italian picked up an ankle injury during the defeat at The Hawthorns back in October and Borini has struggled to shake off the problem, completing just one half of football since. However, following a series of injections, manager Sam Allardyce has confirmed that the 24-year-old "is back, he’s been training with us for the last few days." Jermain Defoe looks to be winning his race to be fit for Saturday after limping off at Selhurst Park on Monday. The striker rolled his ankle having scored the only goal of the game to secure the Black Cats’ first away win of the season. Billy Jones will miss out after collecting his fifth yellow of the season.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 05:17:00 AM

Sunderland's struggles continued in its eighth loss of the season, which came down to a second-half penalty kick by Southampton's Dusan Tadic.

Fabio Borini returned to the fold after missing the last two weekends due to an ankle injury. The forward came on for Ola Toivonen, also recently recovered, at half-time, but could make a difference for the Black Cats. Younes Kaboul also returned to the starting XI, but John O'Shea could not overcome a hamstring injury. Duncan Watmore made his first Premier League start, coming in for Jermain Defoe. More bad news is possible as Sunderland could be bottom of the league if Aston Villa can scrape together a win against league-leading Manchester City on Sunday.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 12:07:00 PM

Sunderland's chances at the weekend were given a huge boost after manager Sam Allardyce confirmed Fabio Borini, Ola Toivonen, Younes Kaboul and John O'Shea are in contention for the weekend after training on Thursday.

The four players each missed last weekend's match with various knocks and injuries, with O'Shea and Kaboul's absences giving the club a defensive crisis. But Allardyce was hopeful they could all return for the weekend before taking the international break to recover: "The good news is Ola, Fabio, Younes and John all trained today. With no reaction from their first training session back in the squad they will be available for selection on Saturday which is important."
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 11:26:00 AM

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce is hoping to have forward Fabio Borini back in the team after missing the Tyne-Wear Derby win against Newcastle on Sunday due to an ankle injury.

Sunderland has already suffered an injury to Ola Toivonen up top, meaning Borini could be thrown right back into the starting lineup upon his return. However, the emergence of Adam Johnson and Steven Fletcher in recent weeks provides some competition to the position as Allardyce looks to shake things up and pull Sunderland out of the relegation zone.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 09:11:00 AM

The Black Cats could find themselves without a key member of their attack as Fabio Borini fights to be fit for Sunday's Tyne-Wear derby against Newcastle.

The forward is facing a fitness test ahead of the weekend as he recovers from a knock. Manager Sam Allardyce said Borini is the club's only doubt heading into the weekend: "There are no fresh injuries other than Fabio Borini who picked up a knock against West Brom. He has a fitness test tomorrow so there is a slight doubt over him." If Borini can't go, Ola Toivonen has been passed fit for the weekend while Jeremain Lens is back from a red-card suspension.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 12:37:00 PM

Not enough threat going forward, too many conceded at the back. Dick Advocaat facing the perfect storm of problems…

Sunderland were never going to turn their season around this weekend, with Manchester United still buzzing from their (£35 million +) goal scoring ‘discovery’. But at least they stopped him scoring. The stubborn 1st half display will give manager Dick Advocaat encouragement, having conceded ten of their 13 goals in the opening period of matches. Although, the fact United’s opener came in added-on time caused by Sunderland’s blatant time-wasting won’t have escaped him. Changing from 4-5-1 to 4-4-2 at half time might’ve affected the match were the scores level, but at 2-0 almost from the kick-off the day was done. The central defence has taken a lot of flak already this season, but seeing Steven Fletcher and Fabio Borini at the sharp end would anyone jittery. Oh dear, Dick. Is it too late for a u-u-turn…?
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 07:04:00 AM

Sunderland face a test of their psychological strength as the reality of a long, hard season kicks in. With ground to make up already…

Sunderland looked the team that were ready for the coming season the quickest. But now, five matches in – and just 2pts on the board – they look a month behind. The shape of the team looks better now – last season’s gung-ho 4-3-3 has been ditched for a more solid 4-4-2, with Fabio Borini and Jermain Defoe looking a front two with potential. Jeremain Lens has craft and pace, but they still look like a team of strangers and – bizarrely – lacking match fitness. Only Chelsea (!) have conceded more goals and if they don’t get a win on the board soon, they could be cut adrift before they find their stride. It’s Bournemouth next and then the Manchester pair. A defeat against the south coast side and it could be a very, very long way back for Dick Advocaat’s men.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 09:23:00 AM

Fabio Borini has joined Sunderland for a fee of £7.75m.

Borini has been out of favor at Liverpool and has found a new home in the Premier League. The 24 year old Italian played for Sunderland in 2013-14 and scored seven goals in 32 matches to help Sunderland escape relegation. He will be welcomed back by fans, but he won't hold too much fantasy value outside of Sunderland's easiest matchups.
Source: Sky Sports
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 01:40:00 PM

Fabio Borini looks set to remain a Liverpool player - certainly for the time being - as talks with Lazio appear to have broken down over the players personal terms.

A fee had been agreed by the two clubs but Italian newspaper Il Messaggero report that a disagreement between the owners of Lazio and the players representatives means that the proposed move has been shelved. Borini of course has previous having rejected not one but two moves last summer for having "wildly unrealistic expectations" with his salary rumoured to be in excess of £140k per week. With two years still to run on his current contract Borini seems quite happy to sit back despite the arrival of Danny Ings and a proposed move for Christian Benteke pushing the Italian even further down the pecking order.
Source: talkSPORT
Mon, Jul 6, 2015 01:18:00 PM

In a not-so-common occurrence for Liverpool, goals were found from the striker position as starter Fabio Borini and substitute Ricky Lambert provided the scoring in the Reds 0-2 win over Aston Villa.

Today's result should confirm beyond a shadow of a doubt that the purchase of Mario Balotelli was a gigantic and expensive mistake. Even without Steven Gerrard, Liverpool were able to display a competent attacking form against a Villa side who can shut you down on their day. Borini opened the scoring when he volleyed home a nifty Jordan Henderson cross as the latter scooped the ball over the Villa defense and Borini was able to stay onside. Brendan Rodgers then made a like-for-like substitution and flipped Borini for Lambert. The veteran received a Raheem Sterling pass out right on a counter-attack and slotted it into the far corner of net to seal the points in the 79th minute. With Daniel Sturridge due back in the near future and Pool showing better defending in the past couple months, fantasy investment across the squad is trending upward.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Jan 17, 2015 12:22:00 PM

Fabio Borini may have played his final game in a Liverpool shirt after the Italian striker was sent-off for two bookable offences following his introduction during Sundays’ last gasp draw with Arsenal at Anfield.

A frustrated Borini cut a forlorn figure as he trudged off after a high challenge on Santi Cazorla left referee Michael Oliver with no option after he had been booked moments earlier for dissent. Borini rejected summer moves to both Sunderland and Queens Park Rangers to "fight for his place" but it is evident that the player does not feature in Brendan Rodgers’ long-term plans having only started one league game this season. Despite the stuttering and out-of-form Mario Balotelli and the disappointing Lazar Markovic Borini has been continuously overlooked and with Raheem Sterling also staking a claim for a place up front the forward may look elsewhere during the January transfer window.
Source: Metro
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 08:10:00 AM