There are quite a few nice action shots from this match but I love this shot of Saido Mane holding off Didier N’Dong as he surged forward with the ball. It ticks a lot of the boxes for what makes a nice action photo.
The story of the match was that Sunderland’s Jermaine Defore scored twice from the penalty spot to snatch a draw for the hosts. Most of us were expecting Liverpool to win and thus were down completely the wrong end of the ground to get a nice photo of Defoe.
I still feel as though I don’t maximise my opportunities when it comes to set plays around the penalty area. Often I get caught trying to decide what to do resulting in a bit of a last second scramble to take shots that look weak. I know it’s a great opportunity to take head shots or wider action shots but must pick between them and start to pick up more usable images from these situations.
A tray of vegetarian sandwiches and a selection of cup-a-soup were nowhere near close to Newcastle’s cooked meal offerings.