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Summary

  1. Sunderland XI: Pantilimon, Jones, Coates, O'Shea, Van Aanholt, Rodwell, Cattermole, M'Vila, Lens, Graham, Defoe
  2. Swansea XI: Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Cork, Shelvey, Ayew, Sigurdsson, Montero, Gomis.

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By Mandeep Sanghera

All times stated are UK

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FULL-TIME

Sunderland 1-1 Swansea

An improved Sunderland performance earns them a point against Swansea. They put in the type of effort their fans appreciated, while Swansea remain unbeaten.

Get all the reaction to the game and the rest of today's fixtures here.

Sunderland 1-1 Swansea

Kevin Kilbane

Final Score

"Jeremain Lens has been really creative today. He's been outstanding. Sunderland needed to turn it round and they've taken a step towards doing that."

Sunderland 1-1 Swansea

Sunderland win a free-kick just outside the box and Black cats boss Dick Advocaat sends on free-kick specialist Sebastian Larsson to take it but his effort comes back off the wall.

Dick Advocaat
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Sunderland 1-1 Swansea

Good chance for Sebastain Coates but the Sunderland defender can only head high from 10 yards.

Sunderland 1-1 Swansea

Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat kicks the ball to his player and it seems he thinks his side can win this one. They win a free-kick but nothing comes of it.

SUBSTITUTION

Sunderland 1-1 Swansea

Jermain Defoe goes off to a round of applause, while Duncan Watmore replaces him to an equally loud ovation from the home fans. It's calmed down a bit after some frantic action here at the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland 1-1 Swansea

Steve Claridge

Final Score

"At last, Sunderland are showing a bit of character and fight for their supporters. Their goal was a typical Jermain Defoe effort, through the legs of the defender and into the bottom corner."  

Dick Advocaat
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Sunderland 1-1 Swansea

Jeremain Lens has been lively this afternoon and sends a shot from the edge of box high. End-to-end.

GREAT SAVE!

Sunderland 1-1 Swansea

Take a bow Costel Pantilimon. The giant Sunderland keeper stretches out his left arm to palm away a Bafetimbi Gomis header following Jefferson Montero's cross.

Costel Pantilimon
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Sunderland 1-1 Swansea

Jeremain Lens puts in a low cross into the Swansea box and Steven Fletcher, who has just come on for Danny Graham, gets in front of his defender but just can't get a touch to the ball at full stretch.

Sunderland 1-1 Swansea

Kevin Kilbane

Final Score

"Jermain Defoe has been the real spark for Sunderland today. He takes this goal really well, a brilliant diagonal run across the pitch and a lovely finish." 

Jermain Defoe
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Sunderland 1-1 Swansea

Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has a shot palmed round the post by keeper Costel Pantilimon. All action here at the mo.

PENALTY APPEAL

Sunderland 1-1 Swansea

A Jack Rodwell shot hits the arm of Swansea defender Ashley Williams but referee Neil Swarbrick waves away the home side's appeals for a penalty. Black Cats boss Dick Advocaat might have something to say about that after the game.

GOAL - Sunderland 1-1 Swansea

Jermain Defoe

Sunderland are back in it thanks to a clinical finish from Jermain Defoe. Jeremain Lens is the provider as he sets up Defoe to angle a low shot into the far corner not to unlike Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis's opener.

Jermain Defoe
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Sunderland 0-1 Swansea

Jonjo Shelvey and Andre Ayew again combine as the former crosses for the latter, who heads disappointingly wide from eight yards.

Sunderland 0-1 Swansea

Referee Neil Swarbrick has changed his shirt to a neon yellow - so not to clash with the white in the #SAFC kit

Sunderland 0-1 Swansea

Sunderland midfielder Jack Rodwell has been one of his side's better performers and, after finding space 25 yards out, shoots but sends his effort high. 

Sunderland 0-1 Swansea

Jefferson Montero is starting to carry a greater threat and he has a low shot gathered at the second attempt by Sunderland keeper Costel Pantilimon.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Sunderland 0-1 Swansea

Swansea catch Sunderland out with a quickly taken short corner and Jonjo Shelvey sends in a cross which Andre Ayew heads against the post.

Sunderland 0-1 Swansea

Jonjo Shelvey angles in a low free-kick into the Sunderland goalmouth and Swansea team-mate Ashley Williams can't divert it in with his back to goal as he instead ends up clearing the ball.

Garry Monk
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Sunderland 0-1 Swansea

Jefferson Montero goes on a storming run and has his shirt pulled by defender Sebastian Coates. He goes down in the area but the referee says the offence took place just outside the box to Sunderland's relief. Coates is booked for his misdemeanor. 

Sunderland 0-1 Swansea

We are under way for the second half.

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Sunderland 0-1 Swansea

Want to see Swansea's goal in graphic form? Well, here it is...

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HALF-TIME

Sunderland 0-1 Swansea

Talk about sucker punches. Sunderland might just have been thinking they were about to go into the break on level terms before Swansea scored.

GOAL - Sunderland 0-1 Swansea

Bafetimbi Gomis

Swansea right-back Kyle Naughton slides a pass into the angled run of Bafetimbi Gomis and the striker puts a first-time shot into the far corner for his third goal in as many games.

Dick Advocaat
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Sunderland 0-0 Swansea

Billy Jones comes back on to the pitch with stitches in his face and wearing a new shirt. The Sunderland right-back was needed asap as Swansea were looking dangerous with the extra man.

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Sunderland 0-0 Swansea

Sunderland are temporarily down to 10 men as right-back Billy Jones has gone off for treatment with blood coming down his face following an aerial challenge with Jefferson Montero.

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Sunderland 0-0 Swansea

Yann M'Vila floats a free-kick into the Swansea box and, after the ball loops into the air after a Sebastian Coates header under pressure, Danny Graham attempts an overhead kick which is saved by Lukasz Fabianski via a deflection.

Sunderland 0-0 Swansea

The game so far in graphic form...

Sunderland v Swansea
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Sunderland 0-0 Swansea

Swansea midfielder Andre Ayew cuts in from the right hand side, runs across the area and sends a low left-foot shot wide.

Sunderland 0-0 Swansea

Whatever was said at that Sunderland crisis meeting seems to have worked. It's hard to believe they are the same side who lost their opening two league games so meekly. Swansea may have had more possession but the Black Cats are starting to look the more threatening.

Sunderland players holding off Jefferson Montero
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Sunderland 0-0 Swansea

Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe slides a ball through to fellow striker Danny Graham but Swansea defender Federico Fernandez puts in a well-timed sliding challenge as he clears the danger.

Sunderland 0-0 Swansea

Jeremain Lens puts in a cross with the outside of his right foot and Swans defender Ashley Williams has to head away for a corner, which is then cleared. Sunderland seem up for this and their fans are responding to signs of encouragement.

YELLOW CARD

Swansea 0-0 Sunderland

It looks like Swansea midfielder Andre Ayew has been identified as a danger man by Sunderland as he is on the end of a Lee Cattermole tackle which results in the Black Cats midfielder being booked.

Lee Cattermole
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Sunderland 0-0 Swansea

Sunderland feel like they are being hard done by when it comes to referee Neil Swarbrick's decisions and the fans respond with some sarcastic applause after they get one given their way for a Neil Taylor foul on Jeremain Lens.

Sunderland 0-0 Swansea

Sunderland midfielder Jack Rodwell is certainly making his presence felt and he is not happy about what he feels was an unfair call by the referee to punish him for a foul on Kyle Naughton.

Sunderland 0-0 Swansea

Andre Ayew has scored two goals for Swansea so far this season and tries for a third with a long-range shot, only for his effort to go wide.

Andre Ayew
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Sunderland 0-0 Swansea

Sunderland have a chance to catch Swansea on the counter-attack but Yann M'Vila's pass is intercepted as the move breaks down.

Sunderland 0-0 Swansea

Swansea midfielder Andre Ayew comes back on to the pitch to boos from the home crowd, who felt he over-reacted. To be fair to him, he did take a bit of a whack to his ankle.