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Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Sunderland

Fejiri Okenabirhie.
Fejiri Okenabirhie has scored in three successive games in all competitions for Doncaster

Fejiri Okenabirhie hooked in an injury-time equaliser to snatch a point for Doncaster against Sunderland.

Grant Leadbitter's stunning first-half strike looked to have put Sunderland on course for a deserved victory at the Keepmoat Stadium until Okenabirhie's late leveller.

Sunderland had dominated proceedings in the first half, penning Doncaster deep into their own territory and relentlessly pushing forward.

They arguably should have been awarded a penalty when Joe Wright bundled over Lynden Gooch in the box.

Clear-cut chances were hard to come by and Sunderland were rebuffed by Rovers' debutant keeper Joe Lumley, who joined on an emergency loan from QPR the previous day.

Lumley held shots from Charlie Wyke and Chris Maguire but could do little about Leadbitter's strike after 43 minutes.

The game opened up after the break with Doncaster seeing more of the ball but they struggled for inspiration to break down an organised Sunderland side.

But they found a leveller in added time when Brad Halliday's low ball ricocheted around the box before being hooked home by Okenabirhie.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 15Lumley
  • 2Halliday
  • 5WrightBooked at 67mins
  • 4Anderson
  • 24John
  • 3JamesSubstituted forCoppingerat 83'minutes
  • 8Whiteman
  • 10LokiloBooked at 39minsSubstituted forRichardsat 63'minutes
  • 14Smith
  • 20Sims
  • 9Okenabirhie

Substitutes

  • 13Jones
  • 16Amos
  • 17Richards
  • 18Williams
  • 21Butler
  • 26Coppinger
  • 31Ravenhill

Sunderland

  • 20Matthews
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 5Wright
  • 3Flanagan
  • 13O'Nien
  • 23Leadbitter
  • 14Scowen
  • 33Hume
  • 7MaguireSubstituted forEmbletonat 82'minutes
  • 9Wyke
  • 11GoochSubstituted forPowerat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Burge
  • 6Power
  • 16Sanderson
  • 17Embleton
  • 18Graham
  • 21Diamond
  • 22Grigg
Referee:
John Busby

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamSunderland
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home6
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Sunderland 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Sunderland 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Doncaster Rovers 1, Sunderland 1. Fejiri Okenabirhie (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Sunderland. Max Power replaces Lynden Gooch.

  5. Post update

    Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Tom Anderson tries a through ball, but Brad Halliday is caught offside.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Elliot Embleton (Sunderland) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Luke O'Nien.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. James Coppinger replaces Reece James.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Sunderland. Elliot Embleton replaces Chris Maguire.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Wyke (Sunderland).

  10. Post update

    Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Tom Flanagan (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Smith (Doncaster Rovers).

  13. Post update

    Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Luke O'Nien (Sunderland).

  15. Post update

    Reece James (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Josh Sims (Doncaster Rovers).

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lynden Gooch (Sunderland) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Maguire.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Booking

    Joe Wright (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull1290321101127
2Peterborough138142213925
3Ipswich128131910925
4Portsmouth1373325131224
5Charlton11722158723
6Lincoln City12723159623
7Fleetwood1371524131122
8Sunderland126421610622
9Accrington106131310319
10Plymouth125432020019
11Doncaster115331912718
12Wimbledon124531514117
13Crewe135171313016
14Blackpool125161215-316
15Gillingham124261116-514
16Northampton134271322-914
17MK Dons133461417-313
18Swindon124171724-713
19Oxford Utd114071320-712
20Rochdale123361119-812
21Bristol Rovers123361120-912
22Shrewsbury121561119-88
23Wigan12219920-117
24Burton131481426-127
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