The FA Cup - First Round
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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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sunderland 1, Gillingham 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sunderland 1, Gillingham 1.

  3. Substitution

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

  4. Booking

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Luke O'Nien (Sunderland).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Jordan Willis.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Jack Bonham.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Duncan Watmore (Sunderland).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Barry Fuller (Gillingham).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Sunderland. Duncan Watmore replaces Chris Maguire.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Jordan Willis.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

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