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Adam Johnson

27-Year-Old Midfielder     Sunderland  Premier


STATUS:  Suspended    EST. RETURN:  Unknown
Birthdate:  July 14, 1987    Birthplace:  Sunderland, United Kingdom
Nationality:  England    Height:  5' 10"    Weight:  150 lbs    

March 2, 2015    Adam Johnson News

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Johnson was arrested Monday on suspicion of sexual activity with a minor, and the club has suspended him indefinitely pending the outcome of the police investigation, Sky Sports reports.

Given the inquiry isn't expected to be short, Johnson doesn't seem likely to play for the Black Cats any time soon.

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Adam Johnson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

February 21, 2015

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Johnson had an unheard of 17 crosses in the 0-0 draw to West Brom Saturday.

Johnson has yet to record an assist on the season, but if he continues to cross at this rate, that zero wont last much longer. That makes for 30 crosses in the past two matches and he has clearly found a new role attacking down the wings and sending in endless crosses. He's had a disappointing season scoring four goals with no assists, but has seemingly earned back his starting role and has found some rhythm with his new role. Look for him to start next Saturday when Sunderland travel to Manchester United.

February 11, 2015

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Johnson got the start and was Sunderland's best player Tuesday, getting off 13 crosses and making five key passes in the 2-0 loss to QPR.

Johnson is arguably Sunderland's most talented player, but he has not been seeing regular starts and has been struggling in his limited minutes. This performance will assure more playing time and if he can get in good form, he can single-handedly win games for Sunderland. Keep an eye on the starting XI in their next match against West Brom to see if he cracks the starting lineup.

February 5, 2015

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Johnson is rated as 50/50 to play Saturday against Swansea City because of a thumb injury, manager Gus Poyet said Thursday.

Johnson was held out of Tuesday's FA Cup match against Fulham due to the issue, and Poyet described him as "touch and go." It's a decent matchup if Johnson can play, though he's struggled to find any sort of scoring consistency this season.

January 10, 2015

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Johnson only had one shot in the 1-0 loss to Liverpool Saturday, but nailed the crossbar on his only effort.

This would have been four goals in less then a month for Johnson and he has clearly found the form he lost at the beginning of the season. Johnson also led the team in drawn fouls with five and also led the team with eight crosses. Johnson has a fine opportunity to score in their next match against Tottenham next Saturday, against a defense that just cant hold a clean sheet.

January 2, 2015

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Johnson grabbed a goal off a penalty in the 3-2 loss to Manchester City Thursday.

Johnson was very fortunate to score on his former team as this was his only shot of the entire match. This is now three goals in less then two weeks so it appears Johnson has found some form after struggling the majority of the season. Look for him to start next Saturday when the Black Cats host Liverpool.

December 26, 2014

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Johnson scored on his only shot in the opening minute of Sunderland's 3-1 loss to Hull City Friday.

The opening goal was the first action of the game and it proved to be the only positive action for Johnson all game long. After having a match winner last week, Johnson may be on a bit of a hot streak and would be worth inserting into your lineups as he can get hot in a hurry. Johnson and Sunderland travel to the Midlands to take on Aston Villa this Sunday.

December 21, 2014

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Johnson scored the match-winner in the 90th minute of Sunderland's 1-0 victory over Newcastle on Sunday.

Johnson, who had eight goals and five assists in 36 Premier League matches last season, hasn't been nearly as productive this term, as the goal was his second of the campaign and first since Sept. 13 against Spurs. However, it couldn't have come at a better time for Sunderland, who have now won four consecutive Tyne-Wear derbies.