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Sunderland 1-1 Blackpool

Charlie Wyke's first goal since August was not enough to end Sunderland's winless run as Blackpool drew 1-1 at the Stadium of Light.

The former Bradford striker's first-half strike cancelled out Matty Virtue's early opener in the League One contest.

George Dobson was sent off with 16 minutes left for the Wearsiders, who are without a win in eight matches.

The Black Cats fell behind inside four minutes when Virtue curled home after a corner was poorly defended.

But Wyke was on hand to volley Chris Maguire's corner into the top of the net eight minutes before half-time.

Blackpool, who stayed in the play-off zone by extending their unbeaten run to seven games, could not find a winner.

The closest they came was when Armand Gnanduillet directed an effort from team-mate James Husband on to the post when it was heading in.

At the other end Wyke headed another Maguire corner against the bar but Sunderland had to finish with 10 men after Dobson picked up his second yellow for his lunge on Gnanduillet.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Sunderland

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 12FlanaganBooked at 59mins
  • 5Ozturk
  • 28De Bock
  • 13O'Nien
  • 18DobsonBooked at 74mins
  • 6Power
  • 33Hume
  • 14WatmoreSubstituted forGoochat 72'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 9WykeSubstituted forGriggat 78'minutes
  • 7MaguireSubstituted forLeadbitterat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2McLaughlin
  • 3Lynch
  • 10McNulty
  • 11Gooch
  • 16Burge
  • 22Grigg
  • 23Leadbitter

Blackpool

  • 23Alnwick
  • 11FeeneyBooked at 90mins
  • 20Turton
  • 5Edwards
  • 16TiltBooked at 82mins
  • 26Husband
  • 17Virtue-ThickSubstituted forThompsonat 89'minutes
  • 8Spearing
  • 7DelfounesoSubstituted forNuttallat 80'minutes
  • 10KaikaiSubstituted forScannellat 45'minutes
  • 21GnanduilletBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 4Bushiri
  • 14Scannell
  • 15Thompson
  • 24Nuttall
  • 25Guy
  • 28Sims
  • 29MacDonald
Referee:
Ollie Yates
Attendance:
30,595

Match Stats

Home TeamSunderlandAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Sunderland 1, Blackpool 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sunderland 1, Blackpool 1.

Attempt missed. Grant Leadbitter (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Max Power following a set piece situation.

Booking

Liam Feeney (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lynden Gooch (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Feeney (Blackpool).

Offside, Sunderland. Grant Leadbitter tries a through ball, but Tom Flanagan is caught offside.

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

Foul by Joe Nuttall (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Jordan Thompson replaces Matthew Virtue-Thick.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Grant Leadbitter.

Attempt blocked. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matthew Virtue-Thick.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Grant Leadbitter replaces Chris Maguire.

Attempt missed. Matthew Virtue-Thick (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Oliver Turton.

Booking

Lynden Gooch (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Curtis Tilt (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Lynden Gooch (Sunderland).

Curtis Tilt (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Joe Nuttall replaces Nathan Delfouneso.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. William Grigg replaces Charlie Wyke.

Attempt saved. Denver Hume (Sunderland) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Curtis Tilt (Blackpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to George Dobson (Sunderland) for a bad foul.

Foul by George Dobson (Sunderland).

Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Max Power (Sunderland).

James Husband (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Lynden Gooch replaces Duncan Watmore because of an injury.

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

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Jay Spearing.

Charlie Wyke (Sunderland) hits the bar with a header from very close range. Assisted by Chris Maguire with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Curtis Tilt.

Booking

Tom Flanagan (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt blocked. Charlie Wyke (Sunderland) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Max Power with a cross.

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

Foul by Liam Feeney (Blackpool).

Attempt saved. James Husband (Blackpool) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Armand Gnanduillet.

Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Luke O'Nien.

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

goal

As It Stood

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2Ipswich19106329151436
3Peterborough20105543251835
4Bristol Rovers1910452925434
5Blackpool208933023733
6Rotherham2094732211131
7Coventry2071032523231
8Oxford Utd1986537201730
9Fleetwood189363124730
10Portsmouth197752924528
11Shrewsbury197751820-228
12Sunderland197662521427
13Gillingham206772322125
14Doncaster176652620624
15Lincoln City197392122-124
16Burton196672122-124
17Accrington205782930-122
18Rochdale2064102233-1122
19Wimbledon2055102531-620
20Tranmere1945102234-1217
21MK Dons2052131730-1317
22Southend2114162259-377
23Bolton173591139-282
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