Match ends, Sutton United 2, Salford City 1.
Sutton United 2-1 Salford City
Ten-man Sutton United fought back to beat Salford City and extend the Ammies' winless start to the National League season.
With part-owner Gary Neville watching on, the match started brightly for Salford who dominated the opening exchanges and were rewarded when Carl Piergianni scored on the follow-up after Jamie Butler blocked Lois Maynard's shot.
But Sutton were level before the break through Craig Eastmond after good work from Dan Wishart and Kenny Davis in the area.
Sutton lost Aswad Thomas to a red card early in the second half after a bad challenge on Danny Whitehead, but that did not stop them finding a winner when Josh Taylor drew the goalkeeper off his line and squared the ball for Ross Lafayette to slot in.
Match report supplied by the Press Association
- 3ThomasBooked at 54mins
- 9LafayetteSubstituted forBeckwithat 75'minutes
- 11CadoganSubstituted forDrinanat 65'minutes
- 15EastmondBooked at 46mins
- 20WrightSubstituted forTaylorat 57'minutes
- 8MaynardBooked at 86mins
- 4MafutaSubstituted forHaughtonat 68'minutes
- 6PiergianniBooked at 81mins
- 19SheltonSubstituted forWalkerat 68'minutes
- 30GaffneySubstituted forRodneyat 77'minutes
- Richard Hulme
Second Half ends, Sutton United 2, Salford City 1.
Lois Maynard (Salford City) is shown the yellow card.
Carl Piergianni (Salford City) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Salford City. Devante Rodney replaces Rory Gaffney.
Substitution, Sutton United. Dean Beckwith replaces Ross Lafayette.
Substitution, Salford City. Tom Walker replaces Mark Shelton.
Substitution, Salford City. Nick Haughton replaces Gus Mafuta.
Substitution, Sutton United. Aaron Drinan replaces Kieron Cadogan.
Goal! Sutton United 2, Salford City 1. Ross Lafayette (Sutton United).
Substitution, Sutton United. Josh Taylor replaces Tommy Wright.
Aswad Thomas (Sutton United) is shown the red card for violent conduct.
Craig Eastmond (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.
Second Half begins Sutton United 1, Salford City 1.
First Half ends, Sutton United 1, Salford City 1.
Goal! Sutton United 1, Salford City 1. Craig Eastmond (Sutton United).
Goal! Sutton United 0, Salford City 1. Carl Piergianni (Salford City).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.