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Sunderland 1-2 Burton Albion

Sunderland's misery shows no sign of letting up after Burton earned a deserved 2-1 win at the Stadium of Light.

Phil Parkinson has won only two games in 11 matches in charge, with the pressure already on the manager. 'Sacked in the morning' chanted the home crowd at the end.

The Brewers, meanwhile, moved to within three points of their more illustrious hosts, their fourth away win of the season.

Sunderland's Aiden McGeady opened the scoring after 19 minutes, slotting home confidently from the penalty spot.

Luke O'Nien went to ground in the area under a weak challenge by Jake Buxton after a clearance was smashed straight into Max Power and the Black Cats were in front.

But the lead lasted less than a minute as the Brewers replied almost straight away.

Kieran Wallace broke down the left side, taking a deft pass from Liam Boyce. His drive across goal was pushed out by keeper Lee Burge, but only as far as Ryan Edwards and he headed in from close range.

Burton won it after 69 minutes as Boyce tapped in from close range when Lucas Akins rolled the ball across goal.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Sunderland

  • 16Burge
  • 2McLaughlinSubstituted forMaguireat 71'minutes
  • 4Willis
  • 3Lynch
  • 33Hume
  • 6PowerBooked at 29mins
  • 23LeadbitterSubstituted forMbunga-Kimpiokaat 80'minutes
  • 14Watmore
  • 13O'Nien
  • 19McGeady
  • 22Grigg

Substitutes

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 5Ozturk
  • 7Maguire
  • 12Flanagan
  • 28De Bock
  • 31Mbunga-Kimpioka
  • 35Sammut

Burton

  • 1O'Hara
  • 18NarteySubstituted forDanielat 71'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 21O'Toole
  • 5Buxton
  • 6Wallace
  • 4Edwards
  • 7QuinnBooked at 50mins
  • 8Fraser
  • 17SarkicBooked at 56minsSubstituted forTempletonat 65'minutes
  • 10Akins
  • 27BoyceSubstituted forBrayfordat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Brayford
  • 3Daniel
  • 11Templeton
  • 14Sbarra
  • 19Anderson
  • 22Beardsley
  • 24Garratt
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
26,538

Match Stats

Home TeamSunderlandAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Sunderland 1, Burton Albion 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sunderland 1, Burton Albion 2.

Foul by William Grigg (Sunderland).

John-Joe O'Toole (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. John Brayford replaces Liam Boyce.

Foul by Luke O'Nien (Sunderland).

David Templeton (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

William Grigg (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion).

William Grigg (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kieran Wallace (Burton Albion).

Attempt blocked. Max Power (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Chris Maguire (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke O'Nien.

Booking

Colin Daniel (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luke O'Nien (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dangerous play by Colin Daniel (Burton Albion).

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Joel Lynch.

Attempt blocked. David Templeton (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Max Power (Sunderland).

Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by David Templeton.

Denver Hume (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Burton Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Benjamin Mbunga-Kimpioka replaces Grant Leadbitter.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Joel Lynch.

Foul by Luke O'Nien (Sunderland).

Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Chris Maguire replaces Conor McLaughlin.

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

Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Colin Daniel replaces Richard Nartey.

Attempt missed. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Liam Boyce.

Goal!

Goal! Sunderland 1, Burton Albion 2. Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott Fraser.

Denver Hume (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Burton Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. David Templeton replaces Oliver Sarkic.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Stephen Quinn.

Dangerous play by Luke O'Nien (Sunderland).

Kieran Wallace (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Sunderland. Jordan Willis tries a through ball, but Luke O'Nien is caught offside.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe19117128141440
2Ipswich17105227121535
3Peterborough1894540231731
4Rotherham1893630181230
5Coventry187922320330
6Oxford Utd1785437191829
7Fleetwood169252920929
8Blackpool187832621529
9Bristol Rovers178452322128
10Portsmouth177642618827
11Sunderland177552419526
12Shrewsbury176651619-324
13Doncaster156542417723
14Burton166552017323
15Gillingham185672121021
16Rochdale1954102133-1219
17Accrington184682428-418
18Lincoln City175391822-418
19Wimbledon1844102128-716
20Tranmere174492132-1116
21MK Dons1841131529-1413
22Southend1812151752-355
23Bolton15348936-271
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