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Doncaster Rovers 1-2 Sunderland

Sunderland secured some respite for under-fire boss Phil Parkinson as they ended their nine-match winless run with victory at Doncaster.

Goals from Lynden Gooch and Chris Maguire secured a well-deserved win for the Black Cats, who were much the better side throughout.

Sunderland took the lead on six minutes when the Doncaster defence failed to react to a quick free-kick, allowing Gooch to curl in superbly from the edge of the box.

The visitors were dictating a frenetic pace and could easily have added to their score with Charlie Wyke drawing a trio of fine saves from Doncaster keeper Seny Dieng.

Doncaster struck against the run of play to equalise on 40 minutes when Jon Taylor surged onto a low ball from Kieran Sadlier to power a shot past Jon McLaughlin.

Sunderland started the second half brighter and went back in front on 61 minutes when Maguire - who had earlier hit the bar from a free-kick - lashed in from 15 yards.

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Line-ups

Doncaster

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 24Dieng
  • 2Halliday
  • 4Anderson
  • 5Wright
  • 32JohnBooked at 74minsSubstituted forThomasat 81'minutes
  • 8Whiteman
  • 12Gomes
  • 7Sadlier
  • 26CoppingerSubstituted forWattersat 90'minutes
  • 10Taylor
  • 31Ennis

Substitutes

  • 1Lawlor
  • 3James
  • 6Sheaf
  • 22Watters
  • 27Greaves
  • 33Daniels
  • 39Thomas

Sunderland

Formation 3-4-3

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 4Willis
  • 5OzturkBooked at 70mins
  • 3LynchBooked at 34mins
  • 13O'Nien
  • 18Dobson
  • 6Power
  • 33Hume
  • 7MaguireBooked at 90mins
  • 9Wyke
  • 11GoochBooked at 55minsSubstituted forWatmoreat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2McLaughlin
  • 10McNulty
  • 14Watmore
  • 16Burge
  • 22Grigg
  • 23Leadbitter
  • 28De Bock
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
12,432

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamSunderland
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home7
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Sunderland 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Sunderland 2.

  3. Post update

    Kieran Sadlier (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Chris Maguire (Sunderland).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers).

  6. Post update

    Charlie Wyke (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Booking

    Chris Maguire (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Max Watters replaces James Coppinger.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Kwame Thomas (Doncaster Rovers).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Chris Maguire (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Madger Gomes (Doncaster Rovers).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Jon Taylor.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Kwame Thomas replaces Cameron John.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Sunderland. Duncan Watmore replaces Lynden Gooch.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers).

  19. Post update

    Charlie Wyke (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Booking

    Cameron John (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe23127431211043
2Oxford Utd22116541212039
3Rotherham23115740241638
4Ipswich22107532211137
5Coventry2291033024637
6Peterborough23106743321136
7Bristol Rovers2210663027336
8Fleetwood2110563628835
9Portsmouth229763327634
10Blackpool2381053126534
11Gillingham238872723432
12Shrewsbury228862123-232
13Sunderland218762722531
14Burton228682827130
15Accrington237883331229
16Doncaster207763123828
17Lincoln City2283112627-127
18Wimbledon2365122835-723
19Rochdale2364132540-1522
20Tranmere2256112639-1321
21MK Dons2363142336-1321
22Southend2315172664-388
23Bolton204791542-277
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