The FA Cup - First Round
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Port Vale 1-2 Sunderland

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FA Cup: Port Vale 1-2 Sunderland highlights

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.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Brown
  • 23Clark
  • 5Legge
  • 15Smith
  • 13Rawlinson
  • 21VassellSubstituted forOyelekeat 30'minutes
  • 11Hannant
  • 4JoyceBooked at 67mins
  • 22ConlonSubstituted forMontañoat 71'minutes
  • 24WhitfieldSubstituted forMillerat 80'minutes
  • 9Pope

Substitutes

  • 3Montaño
  • 6Kay
  • 8Oyeleke
  • 10Miller
  • 12Hornby
  • 19Dodds
  • 25Hardcastle

Sunderland

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Matthews
  • 12Flanagan
  • 15Baldwin
  • 16James
  • 8McGeouch
  • 10Honeyman
  • 11GoochSubstituted forO'Nienat 81'minutes
  • 7MaguireSubstituted forPowerat 71'minutes
  • 19McGeadyBooked at 49mins
  • 17SinclairSubstituted forMajaat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Oviedo
  • 4Loovens
  • 5Ozturk
  • 13O'Nien
  • 20Maja
  • 25Ruiter
  • 27Power
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
7,238

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamSunderland
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 1, Sunderland 2.

Full Time

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

Substitution, Sunderland. Luke O'Nien replaces Lynden Gooch.

Substitution

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.

Lynden Gooch (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mitchell Clark (Port Vale).

Max Power (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Manny Oyeleke (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Max Power replaces Chris Maguire.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Cristian Montaño replaces Tom Conlon.

Booking

Luke Joyce (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Luke Joyce (Port Vale).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Josh Maja replaces Jerome Sinclair.

Delay in match Nathan Smith (Port Vale) because of an injury.

Jon McLaughlin (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Smith (Port Vale).

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jack Baldwin.

Attempt missed. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Ben Whitfield with a cross.

Attempt missed. Chris Maguire (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Lynden Gooch.

Attempt missed. Ben Whitfield (Port Vale) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Joyce.

Attempt blocked. George Honeyman (Sunderland) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Maguire.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Tom Conlon.

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