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Sunderland 0-1 Walsall: Superb Kinsella effort sees off Black Cats

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Highlights: Sunderland 0-1 Walsall

Liam Kinsella's superb goal helped Walsall edge past League One rivals Sunderland in their FA Cup second-round replay.

The 22-year-old fired in at the start of the second half in a game in which the visitors had the better of the few clear-cut chances created.

It ends the Black Cats' 16-game unbeaten run, their previous defeat having come at Burton on 15 September.

Walsall will travel to Bolton in the third round in January.

It was an impressive performance from the Saddlers, who made light of the disparity in resources between the two clubs.

Sunderland, who sit third in League One, boast one of the largest budgets in the division, while Dean Keates has more modest finances at his disposal at the Banks's Stadium.

However, Walsall grew in confidence after a slow start from the hosts.

And only a fine save from Sunderland goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin from Josh Gordon's close-range effort prevented their margin of victory being greater.

Line-ups

Sunderland

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 13O'NienBooked at 74mins
  • 12Flanagan
  • 15Baldwin
  • 3Oviedo
  • 8McGeouchSubstituted forCattermoleat 58'minutes
  • 27Power
  • 7MaguireBooked at 11mins
  • 10Honeyman
  • 14WatmoreBooked at 37minsSubstituted forMumbaat 78'minutes
  • 17SinclairSubstituted forMajaat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Loovens
  • 5Ozturk
  • 6Cattermole
  • 16James
  • 20Maja
  • 25Ruiter
  • 37Mumba

Walsall

  • 1Roberts
  • 6Devlin
  • 34Martin
  • 5GuthrieBooked at 76mins
  • 15Kinsella
  • 8Morris
  • 30Osbourne
  • 3Leahy
  • 29Gordon
  • 16Ferrier
  • 11Ginnelly

Substitutes

  • 2Edwards
  • 13Dunn
  • 17Kouhyar
  • 20Johnson
  • 26Parker
  • 31Ronan
  • 32Bates
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
8,212

Match Stats

Home TeamSunderlandAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sunderland 0, Walsall 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sunderland 0, Walsall 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Baldwin (Sunderland) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Nicky Devlin.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Kieron Morris.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Bryan Oviedo (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bryan Oviedo (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

  8. Post update

    Luke O'Nien (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Josh Ginnelly (Walsall).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Sunderland. Bali Mumba replaces Duncan Watmore.

  11. Booking

    Jon Guthrie (Walsall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Hand ball by Isaiah Osbourne (Walsall).

  13. Booking

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Luke O'Nien (Sunderland).

  15. Post update

    Josh Ginnelly (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  17. Post update

    Delay in match Josh Gordon (Walsall) because of an injury.

  18. Post update

    George Honeyman (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Devlin (Walsall).

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Baldwin (Sunderland) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.