July 21, 2024

Trippier is now out injured for Newcastle’s next two games against Chelsea and Manchester City. He will miss the forthcoming England squad, although he could return in time for the match against West Ham United at St James’ Park on March 30 (12:30pm kick-off).

Sunderland star Jobe Bellingham demonstrated his class following the Black Cats’ defeat to Southampton last weekend.

The 18-year-old was at fault for Southampton’s opening goal, which came after Stuart Armstrong capitalised on Jobe’s error, and Sunderland fell behind 2-0 thanks to an Adam Armstrong penalty.

Sunderland battled back with a Romaine Mundle goal and a spectacular shot from Jobe before losing to two Joe Rothwell goals.

After the game, however, Jobe approached the away stand and offered a thrilled little Sunderland fan, Henry Ridley, his match-worn shirt as a keepsake for travelling to Southampton to watch the Wearsiders play.

Henry’s father, John Ridley, stated, “Bad result, but the nicest day with my family. The sensation I had when Bellingham equalised will stay with me forever. Then Jobe handed Henry his shirt.


Sunderland youngster Jobe Bellingham not in need of a rest, says Kristjaan  Speakman - Sports Illustrated Sunderland Nation


He said, “The luckiest kid in the world. Got Jobe’s shirt. It was a bad result, but the feeling when the Bellingham equalizer went in was unbelievable.”

Jobe joined Sunderland from Birmingham City last summer and has six goals in 36 Championship outings this season.

Sunderland’s Championship loss against Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday was the club’s sixth in a row, the first since March 2006. The Wearsiders are currently 12th in the league.

The Black Cats, who are currently led by temporary head coach Mike Dodds until the end of the season, face QPR in the Championship next Saturday at the Stadium of Light, with Jobe & Co hoping to stop Sunderland’s winless streak.


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