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Sunderland 3-0 Scunthorpe United

Sunderland maintained their unbeaten start to the League One season as three first-half goals enabled them to claim a comprehensive victory over Scunthorpe.

Max Power, Josh Maja and Chris Maguire were all on target before the break as Jack Ross' side outlined their promotion credentials following last season's relegation from the Championship.

Sunderland dominated from the outset and claimed the lead midway through the first half as Bryan Oviedo turned his marker inside-out before standing up a cross from the left, and Power headed home from 10 yards.

The hosts doubled their lead three minutes later, with Oviedo, who could still leave before the international transfer window closes at the end of the month, once again the architect.

He moved the ball infield from the left, enabling Maja to sweep home his third goal in as many league games.

A third goal arrived three minutes before the break, and it was the pick of the bunch as Lynden Gooch exchanged passes with George Honeyman before crossing for Maguire, who converted via an impudent back-heel.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Sunderland

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2MatthewsSubstituted forJamesat 59'minutes
  • 4Loovens
  • 15Baldwin
  • 3Oviedo
  • 6Cattermole
  • 27PowerBooked at 90mins
  • 11Gooch
  • 10HoneymanSubstituted forO'Nienat 83'minutes
  • 7MaguireSubstituted forMumbaat 70'minutes
  • 20Maja

Substitutes

  • 5Ozturk
  • 13O'Nien
  • 16James
  • 21Robson
  • 25Ruiter
  • 29Embleton
  • 37Mumba

Scunthorpe

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Watson
  • 2Clarke
  • 20Goode
  • 21Burgess
  • 33Butroid
  • 7LundBooked at 28minsSubstituted forOjoat 65'minutes
  • 14Perch
  • 12DalesSubstituted forHumphrysat 59'minutes
  • 18Thomas
  • 11MorrisSubstituted forColcloughat 78'minutes
  • 17Novak

Substitutes

  • 6Ojo
  • 8Horsfield
  • 10Humphrys
  • 23McArdle
  • 24Olomola
  • 27Flatt
  • 49Colclough
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
29,876

Match Stats

Home TeamSunderlandAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home18
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home18
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sunderland 3, Scunthorpe United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sunderland 3, Scunthorpe United 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Stephen Humphrys (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. Booking

    Max Power (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Max Power (Sunderland).

  6. Post update

    Ryan Colclough (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Josh Maja (Sunderland).

  8. Post update

    Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Bali Mumba (Sunderland).

  10. Post update

    Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Lee Cattermole (Sunderland).

  12. Post update

    Ryan Colclough (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Bryan Oviedo (Sunderland) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Glenn Loovens.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Lynden Gooch (Sunderland).

  16. Post update

    Stephen Humphrys (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stephen Humphrys (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Sunderland. Luke O'Nien replaces George Honeyman.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Maja (Sunderland) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jack Baldwin (Sunderland).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough33009369
2Portsmouth33007259
3Barnsley32106067
4Sunderland32106247
5Walsall32105327
6Doncaster32016336
7Gillingham32016336
8Wimbledon31201015
9Southend31115414
10Fleetwood31114314
11Charlton31114404
12Coventry31112204
13Accrington311134-14
14Rochdale311157-24
15Scunthorpe311135-24
16Bristol Rovers310245-13
17Burton310235-23
18Bradford310214-33
19Blackpool302112-12
20Plymouth301224-21
21Shrewsbury301213-21
22Luton301225-31
23Wycombe301215-41
24Oxford Utd3003110-90
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