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Sunderland 1-1 Shrewsbury Town

Josh Maja struck his 14th goal of the season to preserve Sunderland's unbeaten record at the Stadium of Light as they drew with Shrewsbury Town in League One.

The Shrews, despite winning just one of their last 17 games away from home, battled throughout to ensure they did not leave Wearside empty-handed.

Shrewsbury, fighting to climb clear of the relegation zone, took the lead after half an hour when defender Luke Waterfall glanced a header from 12 yards off Greg Docherty's free-kick.

Sunderland, unable to close the gap to the top two, pulled a goal back a minute before the break when Maja's downward header from close-range hit the net after Bryan Oviedo's fine run and cross.

That was enough to extend Sunderland's unbeaten home record to 12 matches in the third tier.

Neither side really created clear-cut chances to win the game in the closing stages even though Sunderland goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin did well to stop Jack Baldwin's from scoring an own goal, and Mat Sadler cleared off the line at the other end.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Sunderland

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 13O'Nien
  • 12Flanagan
  • 15BaldwinBooked at 82mins
  • 3OviedoSubstituted forJamesat 50'minutes
  • 6CattermoleBooked at 58mins
  • 27Power
  • 11GoochSubstituted forWatmoreat 67'minutes
  • 19McGeady
  • 7MaguireSubstituted forWykeat 55'minutes
  • 20Maja

Substitutes

  • 5Ozturk
  • 8McGeouch
  • 9Wyke
  • 14Watmore
  • 16James
  • 17Sinclair
  • 25Ruiter

Shrewsbury

  • 15Arnold
  • 13Bolton
  • 5Sadler
  • 22Waterfall
  • 3HaynesBooked at 87minsSubstituted forBecklesat 87'minutes
  • 42GrantBooked at 37mins
  • 29NorburnBooked at 36mins
  • 8DochertyBooked at 43mins
  • 28LaurentSubstituted forAngolat 76'minutes
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 18GillieadSubstituted forOkenabirhieat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Coleman
  • 2Emmanuel
  • 6Beckles
  • 9Angol
  • 12Okenabirhie
  • 21Eisa
  • 27Sears
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
33,288

Match Stats

Home TeamSunderlandAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home15
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Sunderland 1, Shrewsbury Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sunderland 1, Shrewsbury Town 1.

Attempt missed. Reece James (Sunderland) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Josh Maja (Sunderland) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Greg Docherty (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Attempt blocked. Tom Flanagan (Sunderland) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Omar Beckles.

Foul by Reece James (Sunderland).

Greg Docherty (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Attempt blocked. Max Power (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Omar Beckles replaces Ryan Haynes.

Booking

Ryan Haynes (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Duncan Watmore (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Haynes (Shrewsbury Town).

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Lee Cattermole.

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

Foul by Lee Angol (Shrewsbury Town).

Aiden McGeady (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Greg Docherty (Shrewsbury Town).

Booking

Jack Baldwin (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jack Baldwin (Sunderland).

Lee Angol (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Mat Sadler.

Attempt missed. Charlie Wyke (Sunderland) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Lee Angol replaces Josh Laurent.

Attempt saved. Oliver Norburn (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Duncan Watmore (Sunderland) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Max Power (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Jack Baldwin (Sunderland).

Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Fejiri Okenabirhie replaces Alex Gilliead.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Duncan Watmore replaces Lynden Gooch.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Anthony Grant.

Attempt blocked. Max Power (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Mat Sadler.

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

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Ryan Haynes.

Attempt missed. Lenell John-Lewis (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth25166344232154
2Luton25156449242551
3Sunderland23138244232147
4Barnsley24136540221845
5Peterborough25128545311444
6Charlton25134840291143
7Doncaster25126742321042
8Blackpool249872624235
9Coventry25105102629-335
10Accrington249782732-534
11Fleetwood2596103530533
12Southend25102133031-132
13Wycombe258893436-232
14Walsall258892739-1232
15Burton2494113033-331
16Rochdale2586113347-1430
17Shrewsbury2578102932-329
18Gillingham2584133641-528
19Bristol Rovers2575132529-426
20Oxford Utd2568113138-726
21Bradford2573152840-1224
22Scunthorpe2566133051-2124
23Wimbledon2564151935-1622
24Plymouth2556142847-1921
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