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Sunderland 1-1 Wycombe Wanderers

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.

Line-ups

Sunderland

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Matthews
  • 12Flanagan
  • 15Baldwin
  • 16JamesSubstituted forOviedoat 75'minutes
  • 10HoneymanBooked at 23mins
  • 8McGeouchSubstituted forPowerat 54'minutes
  • 11Gooch
  • 7Maguire
  • 19McGeady
  • 17SinclairSubstituted forMajaat 54'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Oviedo
  • 4Loovens
  • 5Ozturk
  • 13O'Nien
  • 20Maja
  • 25Ruiter
  • 27Power

Wycombe

Formation 4-3-3

  • 28Ingram
  • 26McCarthy
  • 2Coelho Jombati
  • 6El-Abd
  • 3Jacobson
  • 4GapeBooked at 71mins
  • 17Morris
  • 18Thompson
  • 25SamuelSubstituted forMackail-Smithat 82'minutes
  • 24WilliamsSubstituted forTysonat 73'minutes
  • 19OnyedinmaSubstituted forCowan-Hallat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Stewart
  • 8Bean
  • 9Mackail-Smith
  • 11Kashket
  • 12Cowan-Hall
  • 13Yates
  • 23Tyson
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
30,727

Match Stats

Home TeamSunderlandAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home13
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sunderland 1, Wycombe Wanderers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sunderland 1, Wycombe Wanderers 1.

  3. Post update

    Delay in match Curtis Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers) because of an injury.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chris Maguire (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Jack Baldwin.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Max Power (Sunderland).

  7. Post update

    Curtis Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Paris Cowan-Hall replaces Fred Onyedinma.

  9. Post update

    Delay in match Nathan Tyson (Wycombe Wanderers) because of an injury.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Matt Ingram.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Jason McCarthy.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Josh Maja (Sunderland).

  14. Post update

    Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Sunderland 1, Wycombe Wanderers 1. Josh Maja (Sunderland) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Craig Mackail-Smith replaces Alex Samuel.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Tom Flanagan (Sunderland).

  18. Post update

    Alex Samuel (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Tom Flanagan (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth17115128141438
2Sunderland17106133141936
3Barnsley17104331141734
4Peterborough18104434231134
5Luton1895432201232
6Charlton178452620628
7Blackpool177732016428
8Doncaster188462725228
9Coventry188462019128
10Accrington187742121028
11Walsall187561924-526
12Fleetwood186662419524
13Burton177372322124
14Southend187292224-223
15Wycombe185762425-122
16Shrewsbury185671922-321
17Scunthorpe185672838-1021
18Rochdale185582434-1020
19Gillingham1853102630-418
20Oxford Utd184682127-618
21Bristol Rovers184591516-117
22Plymouth1834111934-1513
23Wimbledon1832131228-1611
24Bradford1832131332-1911
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