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Craig Gardner

27-Year-Old Midfielder     Sunderland  Premier


England

Birthdate:  November 25, 1986    Nationality:  England    Height:  5' 10"    Weight:  168 lbs    

September 14, 2013    Craig Gardner News

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Gardner came on after halftime for David Vaughn and scored from the spot in the 48th minute of Saturday's 3-1 loss to Arsenal.

Gardner had not featured since August 24 against Sunderland and he was quite active in his time on the pitch, taking six shots, with one on goal. He'll look to continue his play next Saturday at West Brom.

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Aaron Ramsey will miss out yet again for Arsenal, who will also be without Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere.

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April 18, 2013

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Gardner is unavailable for Saturday’s match versus Everton as he finishes up a two-match suspension for picking up his 10th yellow card on April 7 against Chelsea.

Sunderland will be without their second leading scorer for the match against Everton. Expect Gardner to return for Sunderland’s April 29 match against Aston Villa.

January 12, 2012

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Gardner has had an impressive run of form after switching to right back and is earning fan support, Yahoo! Sports reports.

Gardner had been having a hard time settling in, but Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill said "I want Craig to stay at this football club." A strong endorsement from a good manager that will not go unnoticed with their supporters.

October 28, 2011

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Gardner is excited to face off against the club that trained him through the youth ranks, Sunderland's Official Website reports.

Gardner has gained much through the youth ranks with an esteemed club like Aston Villa, however Gardner will do everything he can to help the Black Cats top his former club just in time for Halloween.

June 30, 2011

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Gardner will see Premier League action in 2011-12 after officially moving on from relegated Birmingham City to Sunderland on Thursday, ESPN reports.

A nice deal for the Black Cats who have made noise early this summer.

April 17, 2011

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Gardner finished off Sunderland with his seventh goal of the season in Saturday's 2-0 win.

Gardner has had a fine season, and he embodies what City is about. There's very little flash, but he is as solid as they come.

February 2, 2011

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Gardner scored again for Birmingham City in Wednesday's 2-2 draw with Manchester City.

Gardner has five goals in 18 appearances for Birmingham, and has seven goals across all competitions.

December 4, 2010

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Gardner scored in the 81st minute of Saturday's 1-1 home draw to Spurs.

Gardner has four goals, and has been very good in the midfield for the Blues. An impressive late effort for a team that had an incredibly emotional mid-week win over Aston Villa in the Carling Cup.