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Oxford United 1-1 Sunderland

Marcus Browne denied Sunderland victory on their first visit to Oxford United's Kassam Stadium with an 87th-minute equaliser in an entertaining draw.

Browne turned in fellow substitute Jerome Sinclair's pass as the Black Cats protested that their former loanee had fouled.

Centre-half James Dunne struck his first goal for Sunderland to give them a first-half lead.

Dunne, who joined on loan from Burnley in January, rose highest to powerfully head home Aiden McGeady's 34th-minute corner from four yards.

The Black Cats were indebted to goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin for three good saves.

First Josh Ruffels saw his downward header at a corner stopped on the goal-line by McLaughlin sticking out a foot.

And moments later Jordan Graham played a neat one-two with Cameron Brannagan inside the box before curling a shot just past the far post.

McLaughlin then produced a stunning one-handed save to his left from Jamie Mackie's header.

Dunne mercilessly punished the U's for that wastefulness to put the visitors ahead against the run of play.

In the second half, McLaughlin again saved well with his feet, this time to deny James Henry.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 6Hanson
  • 4Dickie
  • 5Nelson
  • 14Ruffels
  • 8Brannagan
  • 15MousinhoBooked at 39minsSubstituted forCarruthersat 86'minutes
  • 16Whyte
  • 17HenrySubstituted forBrowneat 73'minutes
  • 18Graham
  • 19MackieBooked at 27minsSubstituted forSinclairat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Sinclair
  • 10Browne
  • 11Carruthers
  • 23Long
  • 24Sykes
  • 27Stevens
  • 40Kashi

Sunderland

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Matthews
  • 30Dunne
  • 15Baldwin
  • 16JamesBooked at 62mins
  • 23Leadbitter
  • 27Power
  • 17MorganSubstituted forGoochat 68'minutesBooked at 76mins
  • 10HoneymanBooked at 77mins
  • 19McGeadySubstituted forWykeat 60'minutes
  • 22GriggSubstituted forO'Nienat 79'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 8McGeouch
  • 9Wyke
  • 11Gooch
  • 12Flanagan
  • 13O'Nien
  • 14Watmore
  • 25Ruiter
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
10,383

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamSunderland
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home12
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 1, Sunderland 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 1, Sunderland 1.

Booking

Luke O'Nien (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card.

(Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Luke O'Nien (Sunderland).

Jerome Sinclair (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jimmy Dunne (Sunderland).

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

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Robert Dickie.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 1, Sunderland 1. Marcus Browne (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jerome Sinclair with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Samir Carruthers replaces John Mousinho.

Foul by Curtis Nelson (Oxford United).

Charlie Wyke (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Jamie Hanson.

Jerome Sinclair (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Baldwin (Sunderland).

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Luke O'Nien replaces William Grigg.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Reece James.

Attempt blocked. Gavin Whyte (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Booking

Lynden Gooch (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

John Mousinho (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lynden Gooch (Sunderland).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Marcus Browne replaces James Henry.

Gavin Whyte (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lynden Gooch (Sunderland).

Attempt missed. Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Jerome Sinclair (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Grant Leadbitter (Sunderland).

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Lynden Gooch replaces Lewis Morgan.

Gavin Whyte (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Reece James (Sunderland).

Foul by Josh Ruffels (Oxford United).

George Honeyman (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Jerome Sinclair replaces Jamie Mackie.

Booking

Reece James (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

John Mousinho (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Reece James (Sunderland).

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Charlie Wyke replaces Aiden McGeady.

Attempt missed. Curtis Nelson (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jon McLaughlin.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton32208464273768
2Barnsley31188557273062
3Portsmouth31178651321959
4Sunderland291512250272357
5Charlton32167948331555
6Doncaster30148855391650
7Peterborough32131095044649
8Blackpool30121083327646
9Fleetwood32129114334945
10Wycombe321110114145-443
11Coventry32127133337-443
12Burton31118124139241
13Scunthorpe32117144056-1640
14Southend31123164038239
15Plymouth32107154053-1337
16Accrington2999112738-1136
17Walsall3198143449-1535
18Rochdale3297163863-2534
19Bristol Rovers3189143034-433
20Oxford Utd31712123847-933
21Gillingham3196164153-1233
22Shrewsbury31711133343-1032
23Bradford3295183652-1632
24Wimbledon3165202248-2623
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