Craig Mackail-Smith's extra-time header gave Brighton a shock victory over a strong Sunderland side in the second round of the Carling Cup.

Mackail-Smith, who had earlier hit the woodwork, met Alan Navarro's cross at the back post to grab the winner.

Bruce 'worried' by lack of goals

Sunderland's best effort saw Stephane Sessegnon denied by Casper Ankergren.

But the Championship side created more chances and could have had a penalty when Keiren Westwood appeared to foul Inigo Calderon in the box.

Defeat adds to what has been a difficult start to the season for Black Cats boss Steve Bruce, whose revamped side have failed to win any of their first three games.

Bruce made only three changes from Saturday's disappointing defeat in the north-east derby with Newcastle, bringing in three more of his summer signings in Westwood, David Vaughan and Craig Gardner.

Poyet urges Brighton 'calm'

Sessegnon almost gave the visitors the perfect start when he pounced on a loose ball inside the area but drilled his shot wide.

At the other end, Gus Poyet's men should have taken the lead when Westwood failed to gather a long-range Mackail-Smith effort, but Ashley Barnes blasted his follow-up effort over.

It appeared Sunderland were slowly taking control of the game but they struggled to create openings while, at the other end, Brighton began to get their reward for their slick passing football.

Analysis

This was no hard-luck story for Sunderland. Brighton played the better football and created the better chances. They fully deserved their win

Westwood denied Barnes and Mackail-Smith's shot hit the inside of the post and rolled back across the face of goal after he ran on to Calderon's pass.

The home fans reacted angrily when referee Andy D'Urso booked Calderon for diving when he went to ground after rounding Westwood in the box.

But they went home happy after Mackail-Smith finally broke the deadlock with his third goal since his £2.5m summer move from Peterborough.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Brighton

  • 16 Ankergren
  • 03 Greer (Vincelot - 46' )
  • 05 Dunk
  • 14 Calderon Booked
  • 22 Painter
  • 08 Navarro Booked
  • 11 Noone
  • 17 Harley (LuaLua - 88' )
  • 26 Bridcutt
  • 09 Barnes
  • 12 Mackail-Smith

Substitutes

  • 01 Brezovan
  • 20 Vincelot (Taricco - 77' Booked )
  • 27 Taricco
  • 10 Sparrow
  • 18 Dicker
  • 25 LuaLua
  • 33 Barker

Sunderland

  • 20 Westwood
  • 05 Brown
  • 11 Richardson
  • 29 Ferdinand
  • 06 Cattermole (Wickham - 52' )
  • 07 Larsson Booked
  • 08 Gardner (Gyan - 108' )
  • 14 Colback
  • 15 Vaughan (Ji Dong-Won - 83' )
  • 27 Elmohamady
  • 28 Sessegnon

Substitutes

  • 22 Mignolet
  • 19 Bramble
  • 40 Laing
  • 26 Cook
  • 03 Gyan
  • 10 Wickham
  • 17 Ji Dong-Won
Ref: D'Urso
Att: 17,090

Match Stats

Shots

10 22

On target

6 10

Corners

6 10

Fouls

14 29

Live Text Commentary

120:00 +2:55

Extra time ends and the game is over.

120:00 +1:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kazenga LuaLua by Wes Brown. Alan Navarro takes the direct free kick.

120:00 +1:04

The ball is delivered by Asamoah Gyan, save by Casper Ankergren.

119:47

Connor Wickham challenges Craig Noone unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lewis Dunk takes the free kick.

117:19

Foul by Craig Mackail-Smith on Wes Brown, free kick awarded. Keiren Westwood takes the direct free kick.

116:36

Jack Colback concedes a free kick for a foul on Kazenga LuaLua. Liam Bridcutt takes the direct free kick.

114:52

Jack Colback concedes a free kick for a foul on Kazenga LuaLua. Liam Bridcutt restarts play with the free kick.

113:12

Stephane Sessegnon takes a shot. Comfortable save by Casper Ankergren.

111:24

Shot on goal by Connor Wickham from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

109:36

Dong-Won Ji challenges Marcos Painter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Lewis Dunk.

107:31

Lewis Dunk takes the free kick.

107:31 Substitution

Substitution Asamoah Gyan comes on in place of Craig Gardner.

107:31

Anton Ferdinand concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Mackail-Smith.

106:50

Direct free kick taken by Wes Brown.

106:50 Booking

Booking Mauricio Taricco goes into the referee's book.

106:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mauricio Taricco on Stephane Sessegnon.

106:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Wes Brown on Ashley Barnes. Craig Noone takes the direct free kick.

105:01

The second half of extra time gets under way.

105:00 +0:17

Foul by Stephane Sessegnon on Mauricio Taricco, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Casper Ankergren.

103:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Bridcutt on Dong-Won Ji. Free kick taken by Jack Colback.

102:06

The ball is delivered by Kazenga LuaLua.

101:40

The ball is delivered by Sebastian Larsson.

101:20

Ahmed Elmohamady produces a cross.

100:32

Sebastian Larsson crosses the ball, Lewis Dunk manages to make a clearance.

100:20

Sebastian Larsson delivers the ball, clearance by Mauricio Taricco.

100:00

The ball is crossed by Kazenga LuaLua, save by Keiren Westwood.

97:06

Unfair challenge on Ahmed Elmohamady by Craig Noone results in a free kick. Jack Colback takes the direct free kick.

96:26

Stephane Sessegnon has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

95:22

Assist on the goal came from Alan Navarro.

95:22 Goal scored

Goal! - Craig Mackail-Smith - Brighton 1 - 0 Sunderland Craig Mackail-Smith scores a headed goal from close in. Brighton 1-0 Sunderland.

94:03

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sebastian Larsson played to the near post, Craig Mackail-Smith makes a clearance.

93:17

Sebastian Larsson takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.

93:04

Craig Gardner fouled by Alan Navarro, the ref awards a free kick. Sebastian Larsson takes the direct free kick.

93:00

The ball is delivered by Mauricio Taricco, clearance by Kieran Richardson.

92:15

Craig Mackail-Smith fouled by Anton Ferdinand, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Craig Noone from left wing.

91:11

Sebastian Larsson crosses the ball, Mauricio Taricco makes a clearance.

90:00 +4:46

The match has reached the end of normal time.

90:00 +2:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Navarro by Connor Wickham. Free kick taken by Lewis Dunk.

90:00 +1:08

Sebastian Larsson takes the outswinging corner, Header from close range by Ahmed Elmohamady clears the bar.

90:00 +0:45

Craig Gardner takes a shot. Casper Ankergren makes a save.

89:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kazenga LuaLua by Ahmed Elmohamady. Craig Noone delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing.

89:23

Unfair challenge on Kazenga LuaLua by Craig Gardner results in a free kick. Liam Bridcutt takes the direct free kick.

87:14 Substitution

Substitution Kazenga LuaLua on for Ryan Harley.

86:53

Jack Colback fouled by Liam Bridcutt, the ref awards a free kick. Jack Colback restarts play with the free kick.

86:35

The ball is sent over by Mauricio Taricco, clearance made by Ahmed Elmohamady.

85:38

Dong-Won Ji has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.

85:30

Centre by Sebastian Larsson, clearance by Inigo Calderon.

84:54

Craig Gardner concedes a free kick for a foul on Marcos Painter. Free kick crossed by Ryan Harley, Ahmed Elmohamady makes a clearance.

83:54

Shot from just outside the box by Connor Wickham misses to the right of the target.

83:41

Craig Gardner takes a shot. Blocked by Lewis Dunk.

83:35

The ball is delivered by Stephane Sessegnon, clearance made by Lewis Dunk.

82:20 Substitution

Substitution Dong-Won Ji replaces David Vaughan.

79:28

Craig Mackail-Smith is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Keiren Westwood takes the indirect free kick.

77:46

Unfair challenge on Craig Noone by Sebastian Larsson results in a free kick. Lewis Dunk restarts play with the free kick.

77:18

Corner taken by Sebastian Larsson from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Alan Navarro.

76:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Anton Ferdinand on Craig Mackail-Smith. Liam Bridcutt takes the free kick.

76:01 Substitution

Substitution Romain Vincelot goes off and Mauricio Taricco comes on.

73:19

Corner taken by Sebastian Larsson.

72:55

Stephane Sessegnon takes a shot. Casper Ankergren makes a save.

72:09

Unfair challenge on Romain Vincelot by Connor Wickham results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Romain Vincelot.

70:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Dunk by Connor Wickham. Romain Vincelot takes the free kick.

70:13

The ball is swung over by Inigo Calderon.

69:00

Craig Mackail-Smith fouled by Anton Ferdinand, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Harley takes the free kick.

67:49

Craig Gardner has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

66:48

Lewis Dunk challenges Jack Colback unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sebastian Larsson fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

65:37

Corner taken by Ryan Harley played to the near post, Romain Vincelot has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.

65:06

Corner taken right-footed by Ryan Harley, clearance made by Anton Ferdinand.

63:48 Booking

Booking Inigo Calderon goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

62:43

Centre by Inigo Calderon, clearance by Sebastian Larsson.

61:48

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Harley from the left by-line.

61:28

Stephane Sessegnon sends in a cross, blocked by Ryan Harley.

60:47

Craig Noone takes a shot. Comfortable save by Keiren Westwood.

60:31

Marcos Painter fouled by Sebastian Larsson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Harley.

59:47

Corner from right by-line taken by Sebastian Larsson.

59:37

The ball is sent over by Stephane Sessegnon, Lewis Dunk makes a clearance.

59:19

Lewis Dunk takes a shot. Save made by Keiren Westwood.

58:44

Liam Bridcutt fouled by Craig Gardner, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Harley.

57:54

Marcos Painter takes the free kick.

57:54 Booking

Booking Booking for Sebastian Larsson for unsporting behaviour.

57:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sebastian Larsson on Craig Noone.

56:57

Effort from the edge of the box by Jack Colback goes wide of the left-hand upright.

56:47

Ahmed Elmohamady delivers the ball.

55:58

Foul by David Vaughan on Ashley Barnes, free kick awarded. Romain Vincelot restarts play with the free kick.

53:28

Alan Navarro challenges Craig Gardner unfairly and gives away a free kick. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

53:16 Booking

Booking Alan Navarro is booked.

53:03

Craig Noone takes a shot. Wes Brown gets a block in.

51:57 Substitution

Substitution Lee Cattermole leaves the field to be replaced by Connor Wickham.

50:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Gardner on Marcos Painter. Liam Bridcutt restarts play with the free kick.

49:16

Shot by Craig Mackail-Smith from inside the box hits the post.

48:49

Craig Noone fouled by Stephane Sessegnon, the ref awards a free kick. Marcos Painter restarts play with the free kick.

48:25

Liam Bridcutt sends in a cross.

48:06

Corner taken by Ryan Harley from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Lee Cattermole.

48:00

Centre by Craig Noone, clearance made by Jack Colback.

46:09

Kieran Richardson sends in a cross.

45:41

Corner taken short by Ryan Harley.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Gordon Greer goes off and Romain Vincelot comes on.

45:00 +2:11 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +1:33

Lee Cattermole concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Barnes. Alan Navarro takes the direct free kick.

45:00 +0:20

Ashley Barnes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kieran Richardson. David Vaughan restarts play with the free kick.

44:52

The ball is sent over by Inigo Calderon, save by Keiren Westwood.

43:42

Shot by Craig Gardner from 30 yards. Save by Casper Ankergren.

42:52

Foul by Craig Mackail-Smith on Wes Brown, free kick awarded. Keiren Westwood takes the direct free kick.

42:39

Ahmed Elmohamady challenges Craig Noone unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Noone.

41:10

Corner taken by Sebastian Larsson, Header from close in by Craig Gardner misses to the left of the target.

39:22

David Vaughan sends in a cross.

38:49

Anton Ferdinand takes a shot. Blocked by Ashley Barnes. Craig Gardner produces a cross.

37:39

Corner taken right-footed by Sebastian Larsson to the near post, Ashley Barnes manages to make a clearance.

36:11

Craig Noone is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Wes Brown takes the direct free kick.

35:54

The ball is crossed by Ryan Harley, clearance made by Sebastian Larsson.

34:48

Effort on goal by Craig Mackail-Smith from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

34:28

The ball is crossed by Liam Bridcutt, Keiren Westwood makes a save.

32:40

Anton Ferdinand gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Mackail-Smith. Alan Navarro restarts play with the free kick.

32:07

Effort on goal by David Vaughan from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

31:29

Outswinging corner taken by Sebastian Larsson from the right by-line, Craig Gardner takes a shot. Clearance by Craig Mackail-Smith.

30:03

Jack Colback has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.

27:49

Unfair challenge on Lee Cattermole by Liam Bridcutt results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Sebastian Larsson.

27:08

David Vaughan crosses the ball.

25:47

Centre by David Vaughan, clearance made by Gordon Greer.

23:07

Marcos Painter challenges Ahmed Elmohamady unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Gardner takes the direct free kick.

21:39

Craig Noone takes a shot. Lee Cattermole gets a block in.

17:04

Outswinging corner taken by Sebastian Larsson from the right by-line, Header by Craig Gardner from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

16:44

Stephane Sessegnon takes a shot. Save by Casper Ankergren.

16:14

Kieran Richardson produces a cross, Sebastian Larsson takes a shot. Save made by Casper Ankergren.

14:49

Kieran Richardson challenges Ashley Barnes unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ryan Harley from right wing, save by Keiren Westwood.

13:58

Craig Gardner produces a cross.

13:17

Gordon Greer sends in a cross.

13:03

Short corner taken by Craig Noone.

12:50

Craig Noone produces a cross, clearance made by Anton Ferdinand.

8:57

Craig Noone produces a cross, save by Keiren Westwood.

7:42

The assistant referee signals for offside against Craig Mackail-Smith. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.

5:47

Effort on goal by Craig Mackail-Smith from 20 yards. Keiren Westwood makes a save. Ashley Barnes produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

4:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Vaughan by Inigo Calderon. David Vaughan takes the direct free kick.

3:04

Stephane Sessegnon has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

2:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kieran Richardson by Ashley Barnes. Kieran Richardson takes the direct free kick.

1:57

The ball is delivered by Craig Noone, clearance by Anton Ferdinand.

0:30

Unfair challenge on Craig Noone by Ahmed Elmohamady results in a free kick. Craig Noone takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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