Skip to content

Cardiff's Alnwick haunts Sunderland, Hull rise to 4th after beating Stoke

Ian Horrocks / Sunderland AFC / Getty

Former Sunderland goalkeeper Jak Alnwick returned to haunt his old club with a series of superb saves in Cardiff's 1-0 win at the Stadium of Light on Sunday.

Alnwick graduated from Sunderland's youth academy before leaving to join local rivals Newcastle in 2008.

If that didn't make him unpopular enough among the Sunderland fanbase, then his man-of-the-match performance on his return certainly did.

The 30-year-old frustrated Tony Mowbray's men with his virtuoso display.

And with three minutes remaining Cardiff centre-back Mark McGuinness headed the winner to make it four victories in five Championship games for the Bluebirds.

Sunderland's five-match unbeaten run came to an end as they remain in fifth place, while Cardiff move up to seventh.

Hull boss Liam Rosenior said he "won't get carried away" after the Tigers moved up to fourth place with a 3-1 win at Stoke.

First-half goals from Aaron Connolly and Adama Traore put Hull in control.

Stoke's miserable afternoon was compounded when Regan Slater's strike deflected off Lynden Gooch and looped into his own net.

Andre Vidigal got one back for Stoke but their winless run stretched to five league games.

Hull's third successive away win in the Championship extended their unbeaten run to seven games.

"The signs are really good, but the only stat that matters to me is where we finish at the end of the season," Rosenior said.

"It's brilliant to get the win but it has to be towards something so I won't get carried away."

Daily Newsletter

Get the latest trending sports news daily in your inbox