The FA Cup - Second Round
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Walsall 1-1 Sunderland

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FA Cup: Walsall 1-1 Sunderland highlights

Andy Cook's ninth goal of the season earned Walsall an FA Cup second-round replay at the Stadium of Light as they drew with Sunderland.

Cook's fine first-time strike cancelled out Aiden McGeady's first-half opener for Sunderland, who extended their unbeaten run to 15 games in all competitions.

Walsall goalkeeper Liam Roberts saved well when Josh Maja's boot diverted a 20-yard shot from Bryan Oviedo after 20 minutes.

But the Black Cats went ahead as an unmarked McGeady tucked home Oviedo's low ball across the six-yard box.

Walsall levelled when Nicky Devlin's low cross picked out Cook to lash into the bottom corner from 15 yards.

Roberts thwarted McGeady's 25-yard strike before Morgan Ferrier raced clear at the other end but saw his shot saved by the foot of Sunderland goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin.

Cook had two chances to win the all-League One tie but his looping header from Isaiah Osbourne's cross hit the crossbar in the 64th minute and he bulleted a close-range header straight at McLaughlin late on.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Walsall

  • 1Roberts
  • 6Devlin
  • 20Johnson
  • 5Guthrie
  • 3Leahy
  • 4Dobson
  • 30Osbourne
  • 15Kinsella
  • 29Gordon
  • 9CookBooked at 34mins
  • 16FerrierSubstituted forGinnellyat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Edwards
  • 8Morris
  • 11Ginnelly
  • 13Dunn
  • 17Kouhyar
  • 26Parker
  • 31Ronan

Sunderland

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2MatthewsBooked at 49mins
  • 12Flanagan
  • 15Baldwin
  • 16James
  • 13O'Nien
  • 27Power
  • 11GoochSubstituted forMumbaat 75'minutes
  • 3OviedoSubstituted forSinclairat 63'minutes
  • 19McGeady
  • 20Maja

Substitutes

  • 5Ozturk
  • 17Sinclair
  • 24Bainbridge
  • 25Ruiter
  • 34Hackett
  • 37Mumba
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
3,140

Match Stats

Home TeamWalsallAway TeamSunderland
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home9
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Walsall 1, Sunderland 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Walsall 1, Sunderland 1.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Jon Guthrie.

Foul by Josh Gordon (Walsall).

Reece James (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Luke Leahy (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jerome Sinclair (Sunderland).

Attempt missed. Andy Cook (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Jack Baldwin (Sunderland) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Andy Cook.

Attempt blocked. Reece James (Sunderland) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Josh Ginnelly replaces Morgan Ferrier because of an injury.

Morgan Ferrier (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Reece James (Sunderland).

Attempt blocked. Nicky Devlin (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Andy Cook (Walsall) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Jack Baldwin (Sunderland) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Nicky Devlin.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Jack Baldwin.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Luke Leahy (Walsall) because of an injury.

Andy Cook (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Reece James (Sunderland).

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Bali Mumba replaces Lynden Gooch.

Morgan Ferrier (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Baldwin (Sunderland).

Attempt blocked. Andy Cook (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Connor Johnson (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jerome Sinclair (Sunderland).

Isaiah Osbourne (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jerome Sinclair (Sunderland).

Hand ball by Andy Cook (Walsall).

Luke Leahy (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jerome Sinclair (Sunderland).

Foul by Connor Johnson (Walsall).

Josh Maja (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Andy Cook (Walsall) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Jerome Sinclair replaces Bryan Oviedo.

Attempt saved. Morgan Ferrier (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Aiden McGeady (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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