Stephane Sessegnon scored an extra-time winner to help Sunderland knock brave Middlesbrough out of the FA Cup.

With a penalty shoot-out looming, the Benin international struck from 15 yards out to send his side through.

Jack Colback put the visitors into a first-half lead with a left-footed strike, before Lukas Jutkiewicz pounced on a loose ball to level.

FA Cup fifth-round draw

  • Chelsea v Birmingham
  • Everton v Blackpool
  • Millwall v Bolton
  • Norwich v Leicester
  • Sunderland v Arsenal
  • Crawley v Stoke
  • Stevenage v Tottenham
  • Liverpool v Brighton

Martin O'Neill's side will now play Arsenal in the fifth round at the Stadium of Light.

After a slow start, the home side began to press and Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet needed two attempts to grab former Black Cat Julio Arca's dipping effort.

But just as the hosts sensed they were gaining the upper hand, the visitors hit back in devastating style to take the lead just before the break.

Fraizer Campbell, back in the starting line-up, did well to lay off a long ball into the path of Colback, who controlled instantly before smashing a left-foot volley home off the underside of the bar.

Tony Mowbray's men might have been back in the game almost immediately, but Phil Bardsley cleared Tony McMahon's drive off the line.

Middlesbrough dragged themselves back into the tie when former Coventry man Jutkiewicz was first to react to a loose ball inside the penalty area, and planted a firm right-footed shot past Mignolet to level.

Bardsley's deflected piledriver came back off the post as Sunderland looked for a winner, but the tie went into extra time.

Boro looked the more threatening as the extra 30 minutes started, but their fate was sealed in the 112th minute when Sessegnon drilled home from 15 yards after the ball broke to him to snatch victory for Sunderland.

Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray:

"The overriding emotion is disappointment, of course. It's a game we haven't won and somewhere along the line, statistics will be used to say we haven't won since Boxing Day, as I am hearing a lot at the moment.

"It's little consolation. The bottom line is when you go to extra-time, you have got to come out winning the football match, not having any consolation that you might have done okay in the game.

"We didn't win it and Sunderland found a way to win it tonight."

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill:

"Arsenal will be pretty pleased that we have gone into extra-time. We will try to get ourselves ready for that game.

"The cup game will take care of itself the week after.

"The penalty-kicks were a concern because it's a lottery. I obviously thought The penalty-kicks were a concern because it's a lottery. I obviously thought it was going to go that distance because the two teams were tiring.

"I know they were pressing as the ball broke down, but I am pleased from a selfish viewpoint that it didn't go to penalties."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Middlesbrough

  • 01 Steele
  • 02 Hoyte
  • 03 Bennett
  • 04 Bates
  • 14 Williams
  • 15 Hines
  • 29 McMahon
  • 08 Thomson (Smallwood - 69' )
  • 18 Arca (Reach - 78' )
  • 25 Main
  • 30 Jutkiew'z (Emnes - 78' )

Substitutes

  • 31 Ripley
  • 06 McManus
  • 32 Reach
  • 22 Martin
  • 33 Smallwood
  • 09 Emnes
  • 16 Ogbeche

Sunderland

  • 22 Mignolet
  • 02 Bardsley
  • 04 Turner
  • 11 Richardson
  • 16 O'Shea
  • 07 Larsson (Elmohamady - 120' )
  • 08 Gardner
  • 14 Colback
  • 23 McClean
  • 28 Sessegnon (Meyler - 116' )
  • 09 Campbell (Wickham - 87' )

Substitutes

  • 20 Westwood
  • 18 Meyler
  • 27 Elmohamady
  • 37 Reed
  • 10 Wickham
  • 17 Ji Dong-Won
  • 38 Lynch
Ref: Taylor
Att: 26,707

Match Stats

Shots

21 19

On target

8 10

Corners

3 9

Fouls

16 10

Live Text Commentary

120:00 +2:57

Extra time ends and the game is over.

120:00 +0:36

Free kick taken by Craig Gardner.

120:00 +0:36 Substitution

Substitution Sebastian Larsson goes off and Ahmed Elmohamady comes on.

120:00 +0:36

Corner taken short by Sebastian Larsson, Phillip Bardsley fouled by Tony McMahon, the ref awards a free kick.

120:00 +0:26

David Meyler takes a shot. Blocked by Seb Hines.

119:12

Effort on goal by Adam Reach from just inside the area clears the bar.

117:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Meyler by Seb Hines. Free kick taken by Phillip Bardsley.

116:52

The ball is crossed by Justin Hoyte.

115:21 Substitution

Substitution David Meyler is brought on as a substitute for Stephane Sessegnon.

114:56

The ball is sent over by Richard Smallwood.

114:02

Michael Turner fouled by Justin Hoyte, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Turner takes the direct free kick.

112:02 Goal scored

Goal! - Stephane Sessegnon - Middlesbro 1 - 2 Sunderland A goal is scored by Stephane Sessegnon from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 1-2 Sunderland.

111:30

Centre by Sebastian Larsson, Jason Steele makes a save.

111:19

Kieran Richardson delivers the ball.

110:08

Tony McMahon produces a cross, Jack Colback manages to make a clearance.

105:01

The game restarts for the second half of extra time.

104:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Turner on Seb Hines. Tony McMahon crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right by-line.

104:06

Marvin Emnes takes a shot. Michael Turner gets a block in. Effort from inside the area by Tony McMahon misses to the right of the target.

103:21

Michael Turner concedes a free kick for a foul on Tony McMahon. Direct free kick taken by Rhys Williams.

102:09

Foul by Craig Gardner on Curtis Main, free kick awarded. Jason Steele takes the free kick.

100:29

The referee gives a free kick against Tony McMahon for handball. Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.

99:59

Unfair challenge on Tony McMahon by Stephane Sessegnon results in a free kick. Tony McMahon takes the direct free kick.

98:24

Effort from the edge of the box by Craig Gardner goes wide of the left-hand post.

94:38

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.

94:22

Curtis Main takes a shot.

93:21

Marvin Emnes has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

92:45

Jack Colback takes a shot. Jason Steele makes a save.

90:36

Kieran Richardson crosses the ball, clearance by Rhys Williams.

90:00 +2:56

The whistle goes for the end of normal time.

90:00 +2:10

Rhys Williams gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Colback. Sebastian Larsson takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:34

The ball is delivered by Sebastian Larsson, save by Jason Steele.

90:00 +0:59

Adam Reach produces a cross.

89:16

The ball is delivered by James McClean, clearance by Matthew Bates.

87:59

Effort from the edge of the area by Stephane Sessegnon goes wide of the left-hand post.

87:27

Corner taken right-footed by Sebastian Larsson from the right by-line, clearance made by Justin Hoyte.

86:22 Substitution

Substitution Connor Wickham replaces Fraizer Campbell.

85:27

The ball is swung over by John O'Shea, save by Jason Steele.

83:57

James McClean produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

82:52

Rhys Williams has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

82:46

The ball is delivered by Tony McMahon, clearance made by John O'Shea.

82:07

Effort from outside the penalty box by Tony McMahon goes wide left of the target.

79:50

Rhys Williams challenges Fraizer Campbell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michael Turner.

79:13

Sebastian Larsson takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Tony McMahon manages to make a clearance.

79:06

Phillip Bardsley produces a cross, Joe Bennett manages to make a clearance.

78:55

Phillip Bardsley takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.

78:27

Sebastian Larsson takes a outswinging corner.

77:14 Substitution

Substitution Marvin Emnes is brought on as a substitute for Lukas Jutkiewicz.

77:14 Substitution

Substitution Adam Reach on for Julio Arca.

76:51

The ball is crossed by Michael Turner, Matthew Bates manages to make a clearance.

75:34

Corner taken right-footed by James McClean, Jason Steele makes a save.

74:02

Craig Gardner fouled by Lukas Jutkiewicz, the ref awards a free kick. Strike comes in from Sebastian Larsson from the free kick.

71:50

Joe Bennett crosses the ball, John O'Shea makes a clearance.

71:11

Justin Hoyte takes a shot.

68:53 Substitution

Substitution Richard Smallwood replaces Kevin Thomson.

67:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James McClean by Tony McMahon. Kieran Richardson takes the free kick.

67:04

Centre by Stephane Sessegnon, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Sebastian Larsson misses to the left of the goal.

66:29

Joe Bennett produces a cross, clearance by Michael Turner.

65:24

Tony McMahon takes a shot. Save made by Simon Mignolet.

63:31

Kevin Thomson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

62:18

Stephane Sessegnon takes a shot. Save made by Jason Steele.

60:37

Sebastian Larsson crosses the ball, clearance made by Justin Hoyte.

60:17

Tony McMahon produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

60:11

Lukas Jutkiewicz crosses the ball, John O'Shea manages to make a clearance.

59:40

Corner taken by Curtis Main from the left by-line, Michael Turner manages to make a clearance.

58:24

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Sebastian Larsson.

58:17

The ball is swung over by Sebastian Larsson, Joe Bennett gets a block in.

56:35

Assist on the goal came from Curtis Main.

56:35 Goal scored

Goal! - Lukas Jutkiewicz - Middlesbro 1 - 1 Sunderland Lukas Jutkiewicz finds the back of the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Middlesbrough 1-1 Sunderland.

56:11

Unfair challenge on Joe Bennett by Craig Gardner results in a free kick. Joe Bennett takes the direct free kick.

54:07

The ball is crossed by James McClean, Header from deep inside the area by Michael Turner goes over the bar.

52:44

Stephane Sessegnon takes a shot. Blocked by Joe Bennett.

50:51

Julio Arca concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Gardner. Michael Turner restarts play with the free kick.

49:47

Joe Bennett concedes a free kick for a foul on Fraizer Campbell. Phillip Bardsley takes the free kick.

46:58

The ball is delivered by Joe Bennett, save by Simon Mignolet.

46:15

Tony McMahon fouled by Michael Turner, the ref awards a free kick. Rhys Williams takes the direct free kick.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +1:07 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +0:52

Michael Turner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Bennett. Free kick taken by Lukas Jutkiewicz.

44:08

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Curtis Main, Craig Gardner makes a clearance.

43:55

Curtis Main takes a shot. Save made by Simon Mignolet.

42:46

The ball is swung over by Justin Hoyte, Tony McMahon takes a shot. Save made by Simon Mignolet.

41:27

The assist for the goal came from Fraizer Campbell.

41:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Jack Colback - Middlesbro 0 - 1 Sunderland Jack Colback finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 0-1 Sunderland.

40:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Curtis Main by Kieran Richardson. Tony McMahon takes the direct free kick.

37:45

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sebastian Larsson from the right by-line, clearance made by Julio Arca.

37:31

Michael Turner takes a shot. Matthew Bates gets a block in.

36:26

Fraizer Campbell takes a shot. Blocked by Joe Bennett.

34:47

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

33:41

Tony McMahon challenges James McClean unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kieran Richardson restarts play with the free kick.

33:04

Phillip Bardsley has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.

30:53

Julio Arca crosses the ball, Lukas Jutkiewicz has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

30:17

Outswinging corner taken by Tony McMahon from the right by-line, Michael Turner makes a clearance.

29:27

Jack Colback challenges Tony McMahon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tony McMahon restarts play with the free kick, Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet.

27:54

Curtis Main delivers the ball.

26:54

Shot from just outside the box by Kevin Thomson misses to the left of the goal.

26:15

Curtis Main challenges John O'Shea unfairly and gives away a free kick. Fraizer Campbell restarts play with the free kick.

25:42

Foul by Seb Hines on Craig Gardner, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jack Colback.

24:08

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jack Colback, Justin Hoyte manages to make a clearance.

23:54

John O'Shea has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

23:29

Corner taken by Sebastian Larsson from the right by-line, Rhys Williams makes a clearance.

23:16

Phillip Bardsley sends in a cross, clearance by Kevin Thomson.

22:57

Kevin Thomson concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephane Sessegnon. Michael Turner takes the free kick.

20:24

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Lukas Jutkiewicz misses to the left of the target.

19:46

Kieran Richardson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

18:16

Sebastian Larsson crosses the ball, clearance made by Seb Hines.

17:14

Phillip Bardsley sends in a cross, clearance by Joe Bennett.

17:09

Rhys Williams sends in a cross, clearance made by Phillip Bardsley.

15:31

Curtis Main challenges Phillip Bardsley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jack Colback takes the direct free kick.

15:11

Tony McMahon delivers the ball, Curtis Main takes a shot. Save made by Simon Mignolet.

12:12

Julio Arca takes a shot. Save made by Simon Mignolet.

10:59

Kieran Richardson challenges Joe Bennett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jason Steele.

10:35

Centre by Joe Bennett, clearance by John O'Shea.

10:12

Tony McMahon crosses the ball, John O'Shea makes a clearance.

9:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Thomson on Kieran Richardson. Kieran Richardson takes the free kick.

5:42

James McClean crosses the ball, Jason Steele makes a save.

4:41

The ball is delivered by Julio Arca, clearance made by Phillip Bardsley.

4:16

Fraizer Campbell sends in a cross, save by Jason Steele.

2:23

Rhys Williams gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James McClean. Sebastian Larsson has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, Jason Steele makes a save.

2:05

The ball is sent over by Sebastian Larsson, clearance made by Tony McMahon.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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