Match ends, Port Vale 1, Sunderland 2.
Sunderland narrowly beat League Two Port Vale to progress to the second round of the FA Cup.
The Black Cats raced into a two-goal lead thanks to George Honeyman's well-taken strike after just 38 seconds before Lynden Gooch scored their second with a low effort after 19 minutes.
Vale got back in the game before the break when veteran striker Tom Pope showed good composure to slot in.
Honeyman could have wrapped up the win but his effort was well kept out by home keeper Scott Brown before Pope nearly scrambled in a late equaliser.
Victory meant the League One side, playing in this round of the competition for the first time since 1987, avoided being knocked out in the first round for the first time since the 1923-24 season.
- 21VassellSubstituted forOyelekeat 30'minutes
- 4JoyceBooked at 67mins
- 22ConlonSubstituted forMontañoat 71'minutes
- 24WhitfieldSubstituted forMillerat 80'minutes
- 11GoochSubstituted forO'Nienat 81'minutes
- 7MaguireSubstituted forPowerat 71'minutes
- 19McGeadyBooked at 49mins
- 17SinclairSubstituted forMajaat 64'minutes
- Anthony Backhouse
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Port Vale 1, Sunderland 2.
Jack Baldwin (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Leon Legge (Port Vale).
Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Leon Legge.
Attempt missed. Leon Legge (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Pope with a headed pass.
Foul by Luke O'Nien (Sunderland).
Manny Oyeleke (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
George Honeyman (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Cristian Montaño (Port Vale).
Attempt saved. Tom Pope (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Cristian Montaño (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Hannant with a cross.
Substitution, Sunderland. Luke O'Nien replaces Lynden Gooch.
Substitution, Port Vale. Ricky Miller replaces Ben Whitfield.
Attempt saved. George Honeyman (Sunderland) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Aiden McGeady with a cross.
Foul by Lynden Gooch (Sunderland).
Mitchell Clark (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Connell Rawlinson.
Attempt saved. Aiden McGeady (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by George Honeyman.
Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Mitchell Clark.