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Sunderland 1-1 Coventry City

Teenager Benji Kimpioka came off the bench to rescue a late point as Sunderland recorded a 1-1 League One draw at home to Coventry.

Coventry held the lead for most of the afternoon at the Stadium of Light, scoring after 26 minutes following a Chris Maguire mistake.

Maguire's pass to goalkeeper Lee Burge was intercepted by Amadou Bakayoko who saw his shot saved, but the resulting Zain Westbrooke corner was headed across goal by Michael Rose for Dom Hyam to head home from close range.

It was the highlight of a dour first half at the end of which Sunderland were booed off.

Their frustrated fans had little to cheer for most of the second half too as Phil Parkinson's men laboured.

Aiden McGeady hit a powerful shot that Coventry goalkeeper Marko Marosi got his body behind to stop, but that was almost as good as it got for the beleaguered Black Cats.

But 19-year-old Kimpioka replaced Will Grigg after 83 minutes and stabbed the ball home after a spot of head tennis inside the penalty area at the death.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Sunderland

  • 16Burge
  • 13O'Nien
  • 4WillisSubstituted forFlanaganat 68'minutes
  • 3Lynch
  • 33Hume
  • 18Dobson
  • 23Leadbitter
  • 6PowerSubstituted forWatmoreat 66'minutes
  • 7Maguire
  • 22GriggSubstituted forMbunga-Kimpiokaat 82'minutes
  • 19McGeadyBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 5Ozturk
  • 8McGeouch
  • 12Flanagan
  • 14Watmore
  • 28De Bock
  • 31Mbunga-Kimpioka

Coventry

  • 1Marosi
  • 4Rose
  • 5McFadzean
  • 15Hyam
  • 23DaboBooked at 78mins
  • 6Kelly
  • 20Walsh
  • 3Mason
  • 25WestbrookeSubstituted forAllenat 90+2'minutes
  • 26ShipleySubstituted forO'Hareat 75'minutes
  • 21BakayokoSubstituted forHiwula-Mayifuilaat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Watson
  • 8Allen
  • 11Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 13Wilson
  • 17O'Hare
  • 31McCallum
  • 33Kastaneer
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
29,809

Match Stats

Home TeamSunderlandAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home8
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Sunderland 1, Coventry City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sunderland 1, Coventry City 1.

Offside, Coventry City. Liam Walsh tries a through ball, but Callum O'Hare is caught offside.

Booking

Aiden McGeady (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Aiden McGeady (Sunderland).

Fankaty Dabo (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joel Lynch (Sunderland).

Fankaty Dabo (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jamie Allen replaces Zain Westbrooke.

Chris Maguire (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Brandon Mason (Coventry City).

Goal!

Goal! Sunderland 1, Coventry City 1. Benjamin Mbunga-Kimpioka (Sunderland) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Grant Leadbitter.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Dominic Hyam.

Attempt blocked. Duncan Watmore (Sunderland) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke O'Nien.

Hand ball by Benjamin Mbunga-Kimpioka (Sunderland).

Liam Kelly (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Dobson (Sunderland).

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Benjamin Mbunga-Kimpioka replaces William Grigg.

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

Attempt blocked. George Dobson (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Fankaty Dabo (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Fankaty Dabo (Coventry City).

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

Foul by Fankaty Dabo (Coventry City).

Aiden McGeady (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Callum O'Hare (Coventry City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Callum O'Hare replaces Jordan Shipley.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila replaces Amadou Bakayoko.

Liam Kelly (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Duncan Watmore (Sunderland).

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Dominic Hyam.

Fankaty Dabo (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Flanagan (Sunderland).

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Dominic Hyam.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Tom Flanagan replaces Jordan Willis because of an injury.

Zain Westbrooke (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Grant Leadbitter (Sunderland).

Attempt saved. Aiden McGeady (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by George Dobson.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Duncan Watmore replaces Max Power.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe18116128141439
2Ipswich16104227121534
3Peterborough1894540231731
4Rotherham1793528151330
5Coventry187922320330
6Oxford Utd1785437191829
7Fleetwood169252920929
8Blackpool187832621529
9Bristol Rovers178452322128
10Sunderland167542317626
11Portsmouth166642316724
12Shrewsbury176651619-324
13Doncaster156542417723
14Gillingham185672121021
15Burton155551816220
16Rochdale1954102133-1219
17Accrington184682428-418
18Lincoln City175391822-418
19Wimbledon1844102128-716
20Tranmere174492132-1116
21MK Dons1841131529-1413
22Southend1812151752-355
23Bolton15348936-271
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