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Bury 0-1 Sunderland

By Tom GarryBBC Sport
George Honeyman
George Honeyman dinks in his first senior goal for Sunderland

Championship side Sunderland reached the second round of the EFL Cup with a hard-fought win at League One Bury.

George Honeyman lifted the ball over Bury keeper Joe Murphy after a neat move to win the tie in the second half.

That came after a first 45 minutes of few chances at Gigg Lane, the best of which saw Murphy deny Aiden McGeady.

The Black Cats were wasteful late on as they pushed for a second goal, but Lee Clark's hosts rarely looked likely to force an equaliser at the other end.

Victory was new boss Simon Grayson's first in a competitive game since taking charge of the relegated club, following their draw with Derby in their Championship opener on 4 August.

Sunderland will now go on to play Carlisle United in the second round.

Line-ups

Bury

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Murphy
  • 2Jones
  • 5ThompsonSubstituted forIsmailat 59'minutes
  • 15Aldred
  • 20Whitmore
  • 3Leigh
  • 8DawsonSubstituted forTutteat 16'minutes
  • 25DaiSubstituted forBeckfordat 72'minutes
  • 13Reilly
  • 11Ajose
  • 33Bunn

Substitutes

  • 4Tutte
  • 9Beckford
  • 16Ismail
  • 17Humphrey
  • 27Cameron
  • 38Fasan
  • 39Lowe

Sunderland

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Steele
  • 21Matthews
  • 18BrowningBooked at 45mins
  • 16O'Shea
  • 15Galloway
  • 26Honeyman
  • 17Ndong
  • 24Gibson
  • 19McGeadySubstituted forAsoroat 59'minutes
  • 10KhazriBooked at 62minsSubstituted forGoochat 77'minutes
  • 11GrabbanSubstituted forVaughanat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Rodwell
  • 9Vaughan
  • 22Love
  • 23Koné
  • 25Ruiter
  • 27Gooch
  • 29Asoro
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
3,470

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamSunderland
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home7
Away13
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away20

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bury 0, Sunderland 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bury 0, Sunderland 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by George Honeyman (Sunderland).

  4. Post update

    Greg Leigh (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by James Vaughan (Sunderland).

  6. Post update

    Zeli Ismail (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    James Vaughan (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Zeli Ismail (Bury).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Didier Ndong (Sunderland).

  10. Post update

    Andrew Tutte (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Joel Asoro (Sunderland).

  12. Post update

    Tom Aldred (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Joel Asoro (Sunderland).

  14. Post update

    Tom Aldred (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Brendan Galloway.

  16. Post update

    Foul by James Vaughan (Sunderland).

  17. Post update

    Craig Jones (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Didier Ndong (Sunderland) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Adam Matthews.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jermaine Beckford (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Nicky Ajose with a cross.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Sunderland) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right.

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