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Sunderland 1-1 Fleetwood Town

Sunderland were left frustrated for the second weekend in a row on home soil as Fleetwood held them to a draw in front of a crowd of almost 30,000.

It could have been worse for the unbeaten Black Cats when Joey Barton's team took the lead in the ninth minute.

Fleetwood striker Paddy Madden headed down and beyond Jon McLaughlin from Ashley Hunter's corner and that was the fifth time this season Sunderland have gone behind in League One.

Once again, though, Sunderland found a way back, even if it was not to secure three points, with the result leaving both teams in the play-off places.

Striker Josh Maja found the net for the fifth time this season to flick in George Honeyman's cross with eight minutes remaining of the opening period.

There were good chances for both teams after that, particularly a Fleetwood penalty soon after the restart when Adam Matthews tripped James Husband. McLaughlin was equal to Madden's spot-kick, diving strongly to his left.

In the closing stages Sunderland saw Tom Flanagan and Jerome Sinclair force Alex Cairns into strong saves and then Glenn Loovens headed against the post from the resulting corner.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Sunderland

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2MatthewsBooked at 33minsSubstituted forFlanaganat 72'minutes
  • 4Loovens
  • 15BaldwinBooked at 14mins
  • 33Hume
  • 6CattermoleBooked at 90mins
  • 8McGeouch
  • 7MaguireSubstituted forSinclairat 51'minutes
  • 10Honeyman
  • 11Gooch
  • 20MajaSubstituted forWykeat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Ozturk
  • 9Wyke
  • 12Flanagan
  • 13O'Nien
  • 16James
  • 17Sinclair
  • 25Ruiter

Fleetwood

  • 1CairnsBooked at 80mins
  • 2CoyleBooked at 12mins
  • 5EasthamBooked at 32mins
  • 20MorganSubstituted forSpurrat 23'minutes
  • 26HusbandBooked at 90mins
  • 10McAlenySubstituted forDempseyat 60'minutes
  • 4Holt
  • 25Marney
  • 22HunterBooked at 81minsSubstituted forWallaceat 89'minutes
  • 17Madden
  • 9Evans

Substitutes

  • 6Spurr
  • 8Dempsey
  • 14Long
  • 16Jones
  • 27Biggins
  • 29Sheron
  • 38Wallace
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
29,367

Match Stats

Home TeamSunderlandAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home17
Away11
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home10
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Sunderland 1, Fleetwood Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sunderland 1, Fleetwood Town 1.

Attempt saved. Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Lee Cattermole (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lee Cattermole (Sunderland).

Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Lee Cattermole (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town).

Foul by Tom Flanagan (Sunderland).

Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

James Husband (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jerome Sinclair (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Husband (Fleetwood Town).

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Jack Baldwin.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. James Wallace replaces Ashley Hunter.

Attempt saved. George Honeyman (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Dylan McGeouch (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt saved. Jack Baldwin (Sunderland) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Alex Cairns.

Attempt saved. Jerome Sinclair (Sunderland) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Tom Flanagan (Sunderland) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.

Attempt saved. George Honeyman (Sunderland) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Jerome Sinclair (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town).

Booking

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town).

Booking

Alex Cairns (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by James Husband.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Thomas Spurr.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.

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

Attempt blocked. Dean Marney (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Jon McLaughlin.

Attempt saved. Thomas Spurr (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Glenn Loovens.

Attempt missed. Tom Flanagan (Sunderland) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Paddy Madden.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough76101971219
2Portsmouth7520134917
3Barnsley74301541115
4Sunderland7430146815
5Walsall7430116515
6Fleetwood7331125712
7Doncaster733195412
8Charlton732298111
9Blackpool724175210
10Accrington724199010
11Luton7223910-18
12Wimbledon722348-48
13Rochdale72231016-68
14Gillingham7214911-27
15Southend7214911-27
16Burton7214810-27
17Scunthorpe7142916-77
18Wycombe7133711-46
19Bradford7205611-56
20Bristol Rovers712469-35
21Coventry612336-35
22Shrewsbury704358-34
23Oxford Utd6114715-84
24Plymouth7034413-93
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