The FA Cup - First Round
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Sunderland 1-1 Gillingham

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Highlights: Sunderland 1-1 Gillingham

Sunderland and Gillingham must try again after a dour FA Cup first-round draw at the Stadium of Light.

The sides will replay in Kent a week on Tuesday, after 90 tedious minutes failed to find a winner with both sides scoring thanks to goalkeeping howlers.

Phil Parkinson's Black Cats took a 15th-minute lead when Aiden McGeady's low shot from the edge of the area seemed to be routine for keeper Jack Bonham, but he misjudged the roll of the ball and it slowly went under his dive.

The Gills almost levelled when home centre-half Jordan Willis headed on a free-kick against his own post.

But they did get all square on 46 minutes.

From a free-kick 22 yards from goal, Olly Lee's firmly struck dead ball was straight at goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin. The Scottish international had the ball in his grasp but inexplicably he spilled it and the ball apologetically trickled over the line.

Both sides had identical chances to win it - first Luke O'Nien failed to connect with a Chris Maguire ball across the face of goal, before Lee also missed his connection to get on the end of a Mark Byrne ball.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Sunderland

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 3Lynch
  • 4WillisBooked at 42mins
  • 28De Bock
  • 6Power
  • 18Dobson
  • 13O'NienBooked at 90mins
  • 7MaguireSubstituted forWatmoreat 77'minutes
  • 19McGeady
  • 22GriggSubstituted forMcNultyat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8McGeouch
  • 10McNulty
  • 12Flanagan
  • 14Watmore
  • 16Burge
  • 23Leadbitter
  • 31Mbunga-Kimpioka

Gillingham

  • 1Bonham
  • 12Fuller
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6Ogilvie
  • 24O'Connor
  • 4O'Keefe
  • 14Jones
  • 22LeeSubstituted forCharles-Cookat 90+3'minutes
  • 18Byrne
  • 7HanlanBooked at 29mins
  • 9Mandron

Substitutes

  • 2Hodson
  • 10Ndjoli
  • 11Charles-Cook
  • 17Pringle
  • 21Walsh
  • 23Jakubiak
  • 27Tucker
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
7,892

Match Stats

Home TeamSunderlandAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home6
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Sunderland 1, Gillingham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sunderland 1, Gillingham 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Regan Charles-Cook replaces Olly Lee.

Booking

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

Foul by Luke O'Nien (Sunderland).

Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Jordan Willis.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Jack Bonham.

Attempt saved. Aiden McGeady (Sunderland) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Foul by Duncan Watmore (Sunderland).

Alfie Jones (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Stuart O'Keefe (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Laurens De Bock (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Barry Fuller (Gillingham).

Attempt blocked. Alfie Jones (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Duncan Watmore replaces Chris Maguire.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Jordan Willis.

Attempt blocked. Olly Lee (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Olly Lee (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

Attempt blocked. Marc McNulty (Sunderland) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Stuart O'Keefe (Gillingham).

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

Foul by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Marc McNulty replaces William Grigg.

Attempt blocked. Stuart O'Keefe (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Laurens De Bock (Sunderland).

Stuart O'Keefe (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Jordan Willis (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mikael Mandron (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Aiden McGeady (Sunderland) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Joel Lynch (Sunderland).

Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Chris Maguire (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

Joel Lynch (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Olly Lee (Gillingham).

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

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