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Craig Gardner

28-Year-Old Midfielder     West Bromwich Albion  Premier


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

December 14, 2014    Craig Gardner News

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Gardner scored the only goal in Saturday's 1-0 win against Aston Villa.

Gardner slammed the ball home in the 72nd minute after Stephane Sessegnon's shot triggered a goal-mouth scramble. The goal was Gardner's first of the season and adds to the assist he picked up on the opening day.

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November 22, 2014

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Gardner returned to the starting XI for Saturday's 2-0 loss to Chelsea.

Gardner was suspended for the defeat against Newcastle last time out and replaced Youssuf Mulumbu in central midfield.

August 23, 2014

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Gardner picked up a yellow card in Saturdayís 0-0 draw at Southampton.

Gardner proved a solid presence alongside Youssef Mulumbu in front of the visitorís defence for the teamís first clean sheet of the season. Gardner assisted one of Saido Berahinoís goals last time out and fantasy managers should note his modest threat from deep positions.

August 16, 2014

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Gardner assisted on Saido Berhaino's 74th minute goal during West Brom's 2-2 draw with Sunderland on Saturday.

Gardner dealt with significant injuries last season, and as a result, he has already reached half of his assist total, with Saturday's coincidentally coming against his former club. He isn't expected to be a major contributor, even with his decent start.

September 14, 2013

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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.

April 18, 2013

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Gardner is unavailable for Saturdayís 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 Sunderlandís 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.