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Accrington Stanley 1-3 Sunderland

Sunderland returned to winning ways with a comfortable win over Accrington Stanley.

The Black Cats lost 3-0 to Peterborough in their last outing but moved back into the play-off places with victory at the Wham Stadium.

Stanley opened the scoring after seven minutes when Joe Pritchard found Jordan Clark who drove the ball past Jon McLaughlin.

The visitors replied two minutes later with Denver Hume's left-wing cross finding Lynden Gooch who volleyed home.

It was 2-1 after 26 minutes when Aiden McGeady got the ball on the edge of the area and rifled it into the top corner for his third goal of the campaign.

Stanley were a threat though and a Colby Bishop deflected shot hit the crossbar in the 34th minute.

Sunderland made it three before the break when Chris Maguire broke and passed to the unmarked Marc McNulty who stroked the ball into the empty net.

Sunderland then hit the woodwork after 41 minutes after Luke O'Nien's header from a corner was deflected onto the post.

Stanley had chances through Ross Sykes and Dion Charles after the break but the Reds have just one league win this season.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 1Evtimov
  • 2Johnson
  • 5Sykes
  • 3HughesSubstituted forAleseat 62'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 36Opoku
  • 6SherifSubstituted forDialloat 62'minutes
  • 7Clark
  • 8Finley
  • 10PritchardSubstituted forNeves Bento De Carvalhoat 88'minutes
  • 32Charles
  • 19Bishop

Substitutes

  • 4Edwards
  • 16Barclay
  • 23Neves Bento De Carvalho
  • 30Bursik
  • 34Alese
  • 35Simpson
  • 42Diallo

Sunderland

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 13O'Nien
  • 5Ozturk
  • 4Willis
  • 33Hume
  • 18Dobson
  • 23LeadbitterBooked at 24minsSubstituted forMcGeouchat 75'minutes
  • 11Gooch
  • 7MaguireSubstituted forGriggat 77'minutes
  • 19McGeady
  • 10McNultySubstituted forEmbletonat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2McLaughlin
  • 6Power
  • 8McGeouch
  • 12Flanagan
  • 16Burge
  • 17Embleton
  • 22Grigg
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
4,164

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamSunderland
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Sunderland 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Sunderland 3.

Offside, Sunderland. Jon McLaughlin tries a through ball, but Aiden McGeady is caught offside.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Dimitar Evtimov.

Attempt saved. William Grigg (Sunderland) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aiden McGeady.

Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lynden Gooch (Sunderland).

Foul by Sadou Diallo (Accrington Stanley).

Lynden Gooch (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Wilson Carvalho replaces Joe Pritchard.

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

Foul by George Dobson (Sunderland).

Foul by Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley).

Aiden McGeady (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Ajibola Alese (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ajibola Alese (Accrington Stanley).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Elliot Embleton replaces Marc McNulty.

Attempt saved. Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jerome Opoku with a headed pass.

Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by George Dobson (Sunderland).

Offside, Sunderland. Jordan Willis tries a through ball, but William Grigg is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. William Grigg replaces Chris Maguire.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Dylan McGeouch replaces Grant Leadbitter.

Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Maguire (Sunderland).

Foul by Ajibola Alese (Accrington Stanley).

Marc McNulty (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley).

Grant Leadbitter (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by George Dobson.

Grant Leadbitter (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sadou Diallo (Accrington Stanley).

Offside, Sunderland. Alim Ozturk tries a through ball, but Marc McNulty is caught offside.

Hand ball by Sadou Diallo (Accrington Stanley).

Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke O'Nien (Sunderland).

Foul by Alim Ozturk (Sunderland).

Colby Bishop (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Coventry8440138516
2Ipswich74301441015
3Wycombe8431139415
4Fleetwood84221512314
5Sunderland7421129314
6Peterborough74121861213
7Lincoln City8404138512
8Doncaster633096312
9Blackpool83321211112
10MK Dons74031111012
11Burton732285311
12Bristol Rovers8323910-111
13Rotherham6312117410
14Gillingham723213859
15Shrewsbury723257-29
16Rochdale7232811-39
17Oxford Utd82241315-28
18Portsmouth51227705
19Tranmere71241013-35
20Accrington7124915-65
21Wimbledon8035713-63
22Southend7016720-131
23Bolton6015123-22-11
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