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AFC Wimbledon 1-2 Sunderland

Lee Cattermole's second-half double maintained Sunderland's fine start to the League One season as they claimed a 2-1 win at AFC Wimbledon.

The Black Cats staged an impressive second-half recovery at Kingsmeadow, having fallen behind to Joe Pigott's ninth-minute opener.

AFC Wimbledon's physical attacking line caused Sunderland plenty of first-half problems, and Pigott swivelled neatly to fire home a first-time volley after Andy Barcham surged past Donald Love to cross from the left.

Wimbledon went close again as Liam Trotter fired over from the edge of the area, and with Sunderland's creative players struggling to engineer any time on the ball, home goalkeeper Tom King reached the interval without having been seriously tested.

It was a different story after the break, though, with the visitors offering much more of a threat, and Sunderland levelled midway through the second half.

Lynden Gooch crossed from the left, the ball rebounded off Will Nightingale and Cattermole was able to prod home from close range.

Cattermole claimed his second goal with seven minutes left, drilling home a first-time volley after Chris Maguire crossed from the right.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 1King
  • 20Sibbick
  • 5Nightingale
  • 4Oshilaja
  • 3Purrington
  • 11PinnockSubstituted forWagstaffat 67'minutes
  • 40Wordsworth
  • 14Trotter
  • 17BarchamSubstituted forGarrattat 85'minutes
  • 18Hanson
  • 39Pigott

Substitutes

  • 6Thomas
  • 7Wagstaff
  • 8Hartigan
  • 12Garratt
  • 24McDonnell
  • 26McDonald
  • 32Burey

Sunderland

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 18Love
  • 4LoovensSubstituted forOzturkat 45'minutes
  • 15BaldwinBooked at 43mins
  • 16JamesSubstituted forOviedoat 58'minutes
  • 27PowerSubstituted forMcGeouchat 51'minutes
  • 6Cattermole
  • 11Gooch
  • 10Honeyman
  • 7Maguire
  • 20Maja

Substitutes

  • 3Oviedo
  • 5Ozturk
  • 8McGeouch
  • 13O'Nien
  • 25Ruiter
  • 29Embleton
  • 37Mumba
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
4,848

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamSunderland
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home18
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Sunderland 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Sunderland 2.

Attempt missed. Anthony Wordsworth (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Liam Trotter (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dylan McGeouch (Sunderland).

Scott Wagstaff (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Chris Maguire (Sunderland).

Foul by Will Nightingale (AFC Wimbledon).

Josh Maja (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Tyler Garratt (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Scott Wagstaff (AFC Wimbledon).

Bryan Oviedo (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Tom King.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Tyler Garratt replaces Andy Barcham.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, Sunderland 2. Lee Cattermole (Sunderland) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lynden Gooch.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Liam Trotter.

Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lee Cattermole (Sunderland).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Anthony Wordsworth (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Liam Trotter (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Dylan McGeouch (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Chris Maguire (Sunderland) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon).

Lee Cattermole (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Anthony Wordsworth (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Maja (Sunderland).

Attempt missed. Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from very close range is high and wide to the right.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Bryan Oviedo.

Attempt blocked. Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) header from very close range is blocked.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Jon McLaughlin.

Attempt saved. Liam Trotter (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Ben Purrington (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dylan McGeouch (Sunderland).

Attempt blocked. Lynden Gooch (Sunderland) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Scott Wagstaff replaces Mitchell Pinnock.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, Sunderland 1. Lee Cattermole (Sunderland) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Anthony Wordsworth.

Mitchell Pinnock (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough55001541115
2Sunderland5410124813
3Portsmouth541093613
4Walsall5410105513
5Barnsley53201221011
6Fleetwood52219368
7Doncaster52216338
8Accrington52217708
9Gillingham52128807
10Luton52127707
11Southend52126607
12Blackpool51314316
13Bradford520336-36
14Charlton512245-15
15Wimbledon512235-25
16Coventry512235-25
17Wycombe512247-35
18Scunthorpe5122512-75
19Rochdale5113613-74
20Bristol Rovers510458-33
21Burton510449-53
22Oxford Utd5104614-83
23Shrewsbury502336-32
24Plymouth5023410-62
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