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Shrewsbury Town 0-2 Sunderland

Sunderland scored twice in the second half to run out comfortable winners at Shrewsbury.

An own goal from Omar Beckles gave the visitors the lead before sub Luke O'Nien added a late second.

Shrewsbury created two early chances as Beckles nodded Alex Gilliead's cross over the bar before a Luke Waterfall header from Shaun Whalley's corner was saved by Sunderland goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin.

Visiting skipper Lee Cattermole volleyed Jerome Sinclair's cross over the bar before Whalley's curling free kick at the other end bounced up against the bar.

Sunderland made the breakthrough in the 58th minute as left-back Beckles turned a cross from Lynden Gooch into his own net.

Chris Maguire's well-struck shot was kept out by home goalkeeper Joel Coleman shortly afterwards.

Beckles and sub Aaron Amadi-Holloway were both off target with headers as Shrewsbury chased an equaliser before O'Nien, having just been sent on by Black Cats manager Jack Ross, fired in a low shot to double Sunderland's advantage six minutes from time.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Coleman
  • 2Emmanuel
  • 5Sadler
  • 22Waterfall
  • 6Beckles
  • 8Docherty
  • 42Grant
  • 28LaurentSubstituted forAmadi-Hollowayat 69'minutes
  • 7WhalleySubstituted forNorburnat 77'minutes
  • 9Angol
  • 18GillieadSubstituted forHaynesat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Haynes
  • 12Okenabirhie
  • 13Bolton
  • 15Arnold
  • 20Amadi-Holloway
  • 29Norburn
  • 38Barnett

Sunderland

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Matthews
  • 15Baldwin
  • 12Flanagan
  • 16James
  • 8McGeouch
  • 7Maguire
  • 6CattermoleBooked at 13mins
  • 19McGeadySubstituted forHoneymanat 57'minutes
  • 17SinclairSubstituted forO'Nienat 82'minutes
  • 20MajaSubstituted forGoochat 54'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Ozturk
  • 10Honeyman
  • 11Gooch
  • 13O'Nien
  • 25Ruiter
  • 37Mumba
  • 48Mbunga-Kimpioka
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
9,007

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamSunderland
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home16
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Sunderland 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Sunderland 2.

Luke Waterfall (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke O'Nien (Sunderland).

Attempt missed. Aaron Amadi-Holloway (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Chris Maguire (Sunderland) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Lee Angol (Shrewsbury Town).

Reece James (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 0, Sunderland 2. Luke O'Nien (Sunderland) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lynden Gooch.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Luke O'Nien replaces Jerome Sinclair.

Attempt missed. Aaron Amadi-Holloway (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.

Foul by Oliver Norburn (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Attempt missed. Aaron Amadi-Holloway (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Delay in match Chris Maguire (Sunderland) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Oliver Norburn replaces Shaun Whalley.

Greg Docherty (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dylan McGeouch (Sunderland).

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Mat Sadler.

Attempt saved. Lee Angol (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Aaron Amadi-Holloway replaces Josh Laurent.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Ryan Haynes replaces Alex Gilliead.

Jack Baldwin (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lee Angol (Shrewsbury Town).

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by George Honeyman.

Attempt missed. Omar Beckles (Shrewsbury Town) header from very close range misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Adam Matthews.

Foul by Lee Cattermole (Sunderland).

Anthony Grant (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Reece James (Sunderland).

Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Chris Maguire (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Tom Flanagan (Sunderland) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Chris Maguire (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Gilliead (Shrewsbury Town).

Goal!

Own Goal by Omar Beckles, Shrewsbury Town. Shrewsbury Town 0, Sunderland 1.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Joel Coleman.

George Honeyman (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. George Honeyman replaces Aiden McGeady.

goal

As It Stood

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1Portsmouth14103124111333
2Peterborough1483330201027
3Sunderland1375126131326
4Accrington147521813526
5Barnsley1374226111525
6Doncaster147432419525
7Luton146442118322
8Walsall136431514122
9Charlton136342118321
10Coventry146351314-121
11Fleetwood145542113820
12Southend146261818020
13Blackpool12471149519
14Burton135261617-117
15Scunthorpe144552229-717
16Rochdale144462128-716
17Wycombe143651721-415
18Shrewsbury142661115-412
19Gillingham133371825-712
20Bristol Rovers14257913-411
21Wimbledon143291020-1011
22Oxford Utd142481323-1010
23Bradford1431101022-1210
24Plymouth141491125-147
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