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Plymouth Argyle 0-2 Sunderland

Aiden McGeady scored a second-half brace to send Sunderland up to second in League One following victory at Plymouth.

McGeady broke the deadlock with a superb strike from the edge of the box after beating a couple of defenders.

He doubled his tally from the penalty spot following Tafari Moore's foul on substitute Luke O'Nien as Sunderland made it five league wins in a row.

The opening goal spurred Plymouth into action and it required a diving save by Jon McLaughlin to turn Graham Carey's 20-yard free-kick from the left around the post in the 62nd minute.

McLaughlin made another smart save shortly after which somehow turned Freddie Ladapo's shot away from goal.

Another Carey free-kick went close in the 70th minute and fellow midfielder Antoni Sarcevic sent a half-volley just wide after 75 minutes.

In a goalless first half, the two best chances were made by Sunderland's Lynden Gooch.

Gooch sent Matt Macey in a full stretch save from 25 yards in the 15th minute before the Argyle stopper made another acrobatic save to keep out Gooch's dipping swerving shot.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 1Macey
  • 22Moore
  • 4Songo'o
  • 14Canavan
  • 15Grant
  • 7SarcevicBooked at 49mins
  • 8FoxSubstituted forLameirasat 73'minutes
  • 6Ness
  • 10Carey
  • 19Ladapo
  • 16GrantBooked at 79mins

Substitutes

  • 11Lameiras
  • 13O'Keefe
  • 18Dyson
  • 21Letheren
  • 23Smith-Brown
  • 24Grant
  • 35Jephcott

Sunderland

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Matthews
  • 12FlanaganBooked at 61mins
  • 15Baldwin
  • 16James
  • 10Honeyman
  • 8McGeouchBooked at 60mins
  • 7MaguireSubstituted forO'Nienat 75'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 19McGeady
  • 11GoochSubstituted forMumbaat 88'minutes
  • 20MajaSubstituted forSinclairat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Loovens
  • 5Ozturk
  • 13O'Nien
  • 17Sinclair
  • 25Ruiter
  • 37Mumba
  • 48Mbunga-Kimpioka
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
12,065

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamSunderland
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home17
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Sunderland 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Sunderland 2.

Attempt blocked. Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke O'Nien (Sunderland).

Attempt missed. Joel Grant (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Jamie Ness (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by George Honeyman (Sunderland).

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Bali Mumba replaces Lynden Gooch.

Attempt blocked. Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Hand ball by Jerome Sinclair (Sunderland).

Booking

Luke O'Nien (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Luke O'Nien (Sunderland).

Attempt blocked. Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Tom Flanagan.

Attempt blocked. Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Niall Canavan (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 0, Sunderland 2. Aiden McGeady (Sunderland) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Tafari Moore (Plymouth Argyle) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Sunderland. Luke O'Nien draws a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Luke O'Nien replaces Chris Maguire.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Tom Flanagan.

Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Maguire (Sunderland).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ruben Lameiras replaces David Fox.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Jerome Sinclair replaces Josh Maja.

Attempt saved. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dylan McGeouch (Sunderland).

Attempt blocked. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Tom Flanagan.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jon McLaughlin.

Attempt saved. Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Tom Flanagan.

Attempt blocked. Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jon McLaughlin.

Attempt saved. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth17115128141438
2Sunderland16105132131935
3Peterborough17103433221133
4Barnsley1694329141531
5Luton178542719829
6Accrington177732119228
7Coventry178452018228
8Charlton167452420425
9Doncaster177462524125
10Walsall167451922-325
11Fleetwood176562419523
12Southend177282122-123
13Blackpool155731715222
14Burton166372222021
15Wycombe175662324-121
16Rochdale175572231-920
17Gillingham165382628-218
18Shrewsbury174671620-418
19Scunthorpe174672637-1118
20Bristol Rovers174581414017
21Oxford Utd173682027-715
22Plymouth1734101829-1113
23Wimbledon1732121126-1511
24Bradford1731131231-1910
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