Match ends, Sunderland 1, Wycombe Wanderers 1.
Sunderland wasted a chance to climb to the top of League One by only managing to draw with Wycombe at the Stadium of Light.
Wycombe, sitting in the bottom half of the table, caused problems and got their reward when winger Fred Onyedinma struck the opener.
But substitute Josh Maja scored his 11th goal of the season with six minutes left to at least seal a point, even if it meant Sunderland's eight-match winning run came to an end.
Had Chairboys skipper Adam El-Abd converted Joe Jacobson's corner then they would have been ahead earlier. But Sunderland wasted a couple of late chances before the break too.
Republic of Ireland winger Aiden McGeady, the pick of the players on the day, was almost rewarded for a performance of intent with the opener but he rolled an effort wide when he got free of his marker in the area.
Other than that there was very little for either goalkeeper to deal with until a routine ball into the Sunderland area was not dealt with and Onyedinma controlled and then powered a finish high inside Jon McLaughlin's net from 14 yards to stun the Wearside crowd.
Sunderland pulled it back when Maja controlled a lovely pass from George Honeyman to prevent a frustrating home defeat.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 16JamesSubstituted forOviedoat 75'minutes
- 10HoneymanBooked at 23mins
- 8McGeouchSubstituted forPowerat 54'minutes
- 17SinclairSubstituted forMajaat 54'minutes
- 2Coelho Jombati
- 4GapeBooked at 71mins
- 25SamuelSubstituted forMackail-Smithat 82'minutes
- 24WilliamsSubstituted forTysonat 73'minutes
- 19OnyedinmaSubstituted forCowan-Hallat 90+1'minutes
- Michael Salisbury
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Sunderland 1, Wycombe Wanderers 1.
Delay in match Curtis Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers) because of an injury.
Attempt saved. Chris Maguire (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Jack Baldwin.
Foul by Max Power (Sunderland).
Curtis Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Paris Cowan-Hall replaces Fred Onyedinma.
Delay in match Nathan Tyson (Wycombe Wanderers) because of an injury.
Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Matt Ingram.
Attempt saved. Max Power (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Jason McCarthy.
Foul by Josh Maja (Sunderland).
Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Goal! Sunderland 1, Wycombe Wanderers 1. Josh Maja (Sunderland) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.
Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Craig Mackail-Smith replaces Alex Samuel.
Foul by Tom Flanagan (Sunderland).
Alex Samuel (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Tom Flanagan (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers).