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Fleetwood Town 1-1 Sunderland

Chris Maguire's late penalty earned Sunderland a 1-1 draw at gutsy Fleetwood.

Maguire evened it up with four minutes to go after Kyle Dempsey's foul on Black Cats substitute Duncan Watmore.

Fleetwood went ahead from the penalty spot themselves in the 13th minute.

After a spell of head tennis in the Sunderland box, Josh Morris was felled by Charlie Wyke's stray arm, leaving Ched Evans to coolly slot home his eighth goal of the season.

Sunderland almost hit back straight away, with Lynden Gooch guiding a left-footed strike inches over the top.

Just before the half hour Black Cats striker Wyke was thwarted as his side-footed effort was superbly palmed over the top by Alex Cairns.

The Fleetwood keeper then produced a brilliant stop to keep out Maguire's shot.

Wyke's 48th-minute header from Luke O'Nien's cross thumped a post, then O'Nien missed a sitter from eight yards midway through the second period.

Paddy Madden missed a late opportunity for Fleetwood before Sunderland's leveller and the visitors also went close through O'Nien.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 1CairnsBooked at 82mins
  • 2Coyle
  • 5Eastham
  • 6Souttar
  • 3Andrew
  • 8Dempsey
  • 15CouttsSubstituted forBigginsat 83'minutes
  • 7Burns
  • 11MorrisSubstituted forSowerbyat 45'minutesBooked at 71mins
  • 17Madden
  • 9EvansSubstituted forSaundersat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10McAleny
  • 27Biggins
  • 28Sowerby
  • 31Crellin
  • 32Saunders
  • 33Hill
  • 34Garner

Sunderland

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 4WillisBooked at 65minsSubstituted forWatmoreat 67'minutes
  • 5Ozturk
  • 3Lynch
  • 13O'Nien
  • 18DobsonBooked at 76minsSubstituted forMcNultyat 78'minutes
  • 6Power
  • 33Hume
  • 7Maguire
  • 9Wyke
  • 11Gooch

Substitutes

  • 2McLaughlin
  • 10McNulty
  • 12Flanagan
  • 14Watmore
  • 16Burge
  • 22Grigg
  • 23Leadbitter
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
4,011

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamSunderland
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home14
Away20
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away9
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Sunderland 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Sunderland 1.

Foul by Denver Hume (Sunderland).

Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Harry Souttar with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

Attempt blocked. Jack Sowerby (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Alim Ozturk (Sunderland).

Harvey Saunders (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Foul by Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town).

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 1, Sunderland 1. Chris Maguire (Sunderland) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Penalty Sunderland. Duncan Watmore draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt blocked. Duncan Watmore (Sunderland) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lynden Gooch.

Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Kyle Dempsey.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Harrison Biggins replaces Paul Coutts.

Booking

Alex Cairns (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Marc McNulty (Sunderland) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Luke O'Nien.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Harvey Saunders replaces Ched Evans.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Paul Coutts.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Marc McNulty replaces George Dobson.

Attempt saved. Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

George Dobson (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by George Dobson (Sunderland).

Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Paul Coutts.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Danny Andrew.

Attempt blocked. Duncan Watmore (Sunderland) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Max Power.

Offside, Fleetwood Town. Paul Coutts tries a through ball, but Paddy Madden is caught offside.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Jon McLaughlin.

Attempt blocked. Danny Andrew (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kyle Dempsey.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Joel Lynch.

Booking

Jack Sowerby (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lynden Gooch (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jack Sowerby (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Duncan Watmore replaces Jordan Willis.

Attempt missed. Luke O'Nien (Sunderland) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Lynden Gooch.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Jordan Willis (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jordan Willis (Sunderland).

goal

As It Stood

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2Rotherham24125742251741
3Coventry23101033425940
4Oxford Utd23116641221939
5Ipswich23108533221138
6Peterborough24106844341036
7Fleetwood2210663729836
8Bristol Rovers2310673030036
9Portsmouth239863428635
10Blackpool2481063228434
11Gillingham248972824433
12Burton239683230233
13Sunderland228862823532
14Shrewsbury228862123-232
15Doncaster218763223931
16Lincoln City2393112828030
17Accrington247893433129
18Rochdale2474132741-1425
19Wimbledon2466122936-724
20MK Dons2473142636-1024
21Tranmere2356122743-1621
22Southend2416172765-389
23Bolton2147101846-287
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