Match ends, Sunderland 1, Hull City 1.
Sunderland and Hull had to settle for a 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light in a game that did little to seriously boost either side's promotion chances.
Aiden McGeady was in the right place to nod in Jack Diamond's cross in the 21st minute and cancel out Reece Burke's opener eight minutes earlier.
That was how it stayed despite chances at both ends of this League One encounter that was hastily rearranged in midweek to fill up a free weekend for both.
Hull, who are four points behind leaders Lincoln, created the better chances and made the most of an error from Sunderland goalkeeper Lee Burge early on.
Burge, who had just received lengthy treatment for a head injury and would be substituted at half-time, dropped a George Honeyman cross and Burke was on hand to tap in.
Sunderland responded well and levelled when Diamond sent in the cross for McGeady's header after some quick thinking from Grant Leadbitter's free-kick.
Tom Eaves went close with a couple of headers for Hull, while after the restart Charlie Wyke clipped wide a Max Power cross from inside six yards.
Hull went close to winning it late on when Mallik Wilks was denied by defender Callum McFadzean, but the draw was probably the fair result.
Report supplied by PA Media
- 1BurgeSubstituted forMatthewsat 45'minutes
- 2McLaughlinSubstituted forGoochat 45'minutes
- 5WrightBooked at 14mins
- 21DiamondSubstituted forMaguireat 76'minutes
- 9WykeSubstituted forGrahamat 76'minutes
- 28McGeadySubstituted forEmbletonat 76'minutes
- 21FlemingSubstituted forElderat 84'minutes
- 15JonesSubstituted forLewis-Potterat 66'minutes
- 10HoneymanBooked at 45mins
- 9EavesSubstituted forMagennisat 41'minutes
- Scott Oldham
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Sunderland 1, Hull City 1.
Attempt missed. Reece Burke (Hull City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jacob Greaves with a headed pass following a corner.
Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Callum McFadzean.
Attempt blocked. Mallik Wilks (Hull City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by George Honeyman with a headed pass.
Foul by Callum McFadzean (Sunderland).
Reece Burke (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Hand ball by George Honeyman (Hull City).
Substitution, Hull City. Callum Elder replaces Brandon Fleming.
Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Joshua Emmanuel.
Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Brandon Fleming.
Attempt blocked. Keane Lewis-Potter (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by George Honeyman.
Substitution, Sunderland. Elliot Embleton replaces Aiden McGeady.
Substitution, Sunderland. Danny Graham replaces Charlie Wyke.
Substitution, Sunderland. Chris Maguire replaces Jack Diamond.
Foul by Lynden Gooch (Sunderland).
Joshua Emmanuel (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by George Long.
Attempt saved. Jack Diamond (Sunderland) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Offside, Hull City. Joshua Emmanuel tries a through ball, but Josh Magennis is caught offside.