EFL Cup
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Accrington Stanley 1-3 Sunderland

Aiden McGeady and Charlie Wyke scored late goals to give Sunderland victory over Accrington Stanley in the Carabao Cup.

Boss Jack Ross made six changes to the side which drew with Ipswich at the weekend for the first-round tie.

The visitors were on the front foot early on and opened the scoring on 17 minutes when Chris Maguire found Marc McNulty and he fired into the far corner of the net - his first goal since signing on loan from Reading in the summer.

Stanley were awarded a penalty when Conor McLaughlin brought down Jordan Clark in the area on 60 minutes.

Colby Bishop sent Lee Burge the wrong way from the spot to celebrate his first professional goal, after signing from Leamington.

Sunderland should have retaken the lead on 76 minutes when McNulty rattled the crossbar from a corner.

However, they did go 2-1 up three minutes later when McGeady marauded through the Stanley defence and fired home a superb solo goal.

In the 90th minute, fellow sub Wyke got the ball almost on the byline and fired home from a tight angle.

Sunderland's assistant manager James Fowler was shown a yellow card as things got feisty on the touchline in the closing stages.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 1Evtimov
  • 2Johnson
  • 5Sykes
  • 3Hughes
  • 12MaguireBooked at 53mins
  • 7Clark
  • 16BarclayBooked at 58minsSubstituted forNeves Bento De Carvalhoat 90+2'minutes
  • 8Finley
  • 11McConville
  • 31Baker-RichardsonSubstituted forPritchardat 78'minutes
  • 19Bishop

Substitutes

  • 4Edwards
  • 6Sherif
  • 10Pritchard
  • 14Francis-Angol
  • 23Neves Bento De Carvalho
  • 28Conneely
  • 30Bursik

Sunderland

  • 16Burge
  • 13O'Nien
  • 5Ozturk
  • 4Willis
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 7MaguireBooked at 50minsSubstituted forWykeat 77'minutes
  • 6PowerSubstituted forDobsonat 86'minutes
  • 23Leadbitter
  • 11Gooch
  • 22GriggSubstituted forMcGeadyat 69'minutes
  • 10McNulty

Substitutes

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 9Wyke
  • 12Flanagan
  • 15Baldwin
  • 17Embleton
  • 18Dobson
  • 19McGeady
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
2,343

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamSunderland
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away20
Shots on Target
Home2
Away8
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Sunderland 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Sunderland 3.

Attempt missed. George Dobson (Sunderland) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Marc McNulty with a headed pass.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Luke O'Nien.

Attempt saved. Charlie Wyke (Sunderland) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lynden Gooch.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Sunderland 3. Charlie Wyke (Sunderland) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marc McNulty.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Wilson Carvalho replaces Ben Barclay.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Lynden Gooch (Sunderland).

Delay in match because of an injury Ben Barclay (Accrington Stanley).

Foul by Lynden Gooch (Sunderland).

Ben Barclay (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Joseph Maguire.

Attempt blocked. Marc McNulty (Sunderland) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lynden Gooch.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Sam Finley.

Attempt blocked. Lynden Gooch (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Grant Leadbitter.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Alim Ozturk.

Attempt blocked. Ross Sykes (Accrington Stanley) header from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum Johnson.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. George Dobson replaces Max Power.

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Sunderland).

Ross Sykes (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.

Hand ball by Joe Pritchard (Accrington Stanley).

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Sunderland 2. Aiden McGeady (Sunderland) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Joe Pritchard replaces Courtney Baker-Richardson.

Hand ball by Luke O'Nien (Sunderland).

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Charlie Wyke replaces Chris Maguire.

Lynden Gooch (Sunderland) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Aiden McGeady following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Aiden McGeady (Sunderland) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Grant Leadbitter.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

Attempt blocked. Lynden Gooch (Sunderland) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marc McNulty.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Jordan Willis (Sunderland).

Delay in match because of an injury Ross Sykes (Accrington Stanley).

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Callum Johnson.

Foul by Aiden McGeady (Sunderland).

Joseph Maguire (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Aiden McGeady replaces William Grigg.

Foul by Lynden Gooch (Sunderland).

Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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