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Crewe Alexandra 2-2 Sunderland

Substitute Chris Maguire rescued a point for Sunderland with a stunning stoppage-time finish as the Black Cats came from two goals down to draw at Crewe.

Chris Porter and Tom Lowery had given the hosts a comfortable half-time lead that was still intact with 15 minutes left.

But substitute Jordan Jones halved the deficit before Maguire's volley in the seventh minute of added time extended Sunderland's unbeaten run to four matches.

Crewe had deserved their two-goal cushion. They took the lead in the 30th minute as Ryan Wintle released Mikael Mandron, who pulled the ball for Porter to tap in an easy finish.

Mandron was involved again for the second goal eight minutes later, with the former Sunderland player taking a pass from Lowery who then moved into space to divert home the striker's low cross.

Lee Johnson made four substitutions on the hour mark and one of them reduced the arrears in the 76th minute when Jones cut in to hit a left-footed effort from 20 yards into the top corner.

Sunderland pressed for an equaliser but Luke O'Nien failed to get a firm touch to a close-range header as Crewe's goal gaped in front of him.

Mandron was thwarted by Lee Burge at the other end and Crewe looked to be seeing out the nine minutes of added time, until Maguire produced his spectacular finish.

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Line-ups

Crewe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Richards
  • 5Daniels
  • 33Wood
  • 29Beckles
  • 3Pickering
  • 8Lowery
  • 4Wintle
  • 28Murphy
  • 10Kirk
  • 12Mandron
  • 9PorterSubstituted forDaleat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Jaaskelainen
  • 7Powell
  • 16Lancashire
  • 19Dale
  • 23Johnson
  • 31Walker
  • 32Evans

Sunderland

Formation 3-4-3

  • 1Burge
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 16Sanderson
  • 13O'Nien
  • 11GoochSubstituted forDiamondat 59'minutes
  • 6Power
  • 14Scowen
  • 25McFadzeanBooked at 36minsSubstituted forMaguireat 59'minutes
  • 10O'BrienSubstituted forLeadbitterat 59'minutesSubstituted forWinchesterat 66'minutes
  • 9Wyke
  • 28McGeadySubstituted forJonesat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Maguire
  • 20Matthews
  • 21Diamond
  • 23Leadbitter
  • 26Winchester
  • 27Jones
  • 30Vokins
Referee:
Chris Sarginson

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamSunderland
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home13
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 2, Sunderland 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 2, Sunderland 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Carl Winchester (Sunderland) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Chris Maguire with a cross following a set piece situation.

  4. Post update

    Jordan Jones (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Tom Lowery (Crewe Alexandra).

  6. Post update

    Jack Diamond (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Harry Pickering (Crewe Alexandra).

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Crewe Alexandra 2, Sunderland 2. Chris Maguire (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Charlie Wyke with a headed pass.

  9. Post update

    Hand ball by Josh Scowen (Sunderland).

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Donervon Daniels (Crewe Alexandra) header from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Charlie Kirk with a cross.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Jack Diamond.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Harry Pickering.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mikael Mandron (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Lowery.

  14. Post update

    Jordan Jones (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Tom Lowery (Crewe Alexandra).

  16. Post update

    Chris Maguire (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Josh Scowen (Sunderland).

  19. Post update

    Luke Murphy (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Owen Dale replaces Chris Porter.

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12Charlton31128114544144
13Blackpool27134103326743
14MK Dons31119114541442
15Gillingham31125143942-341
16Fleetwood31910123429537
17Shrewsbury2891093233-137
18Swindon3194183857-1931
19Bristol Rovers3086163049-1930
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21Burton2977153655-1928
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