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Sunderland 1-1 Luton Town

Sunderland and Luton both had a player sent off as their League One encounter ended all square at the Stadium of Light.

Luton lost Nathan Jones in midweek, the club's boss having accepted the managerial post at Stoke.

In his place, in a caretaker capacity, was Sunderland-born former Hatters striker Mick Harford, and his Hatters team started well.

Black Cats goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin made two excellent saves in the first 45 minutes from Andrew Shinnie and James Collins.

Between the saves Chris Maguire put Sunderland ahead when he slotted into the bottom corner from 16 yards after Lynden Gooch's shot was blocked by Alan McCormack.

However, midway through the second half, Luton levelled from the spot, referee Lee Probert pointing to the spot and Collins scoring after he had been tripped by Jack Baldwin.

Luton went down to 10 men after striker Danny Hylton clashed with Baldwin, the striker getting a straight red card for violent conduct.

Then, deep into added time, Maguire was also dismissed with Probert indicating a stamp on McCormack being the reason.

Match report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Sunderland

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 13O'Nien
  • 15Baldwin
  • 12FlanaganBooked at 45mins
  • 16JamesBooked at 75minsSubstituted forOviedoat 87'minutes
  • 8McGeouch
  • 27Power
  • 19McGeady
  • 7MaguireBooked at 90mins
  • 11GoochSubstituted forMbunga-Kimpiokaat 79'minutes
  • 9Wyke

Substitutes

  • 2Matthews
  • 3Oviedo
  • 5Ozturk
  • 25Ruiter
  • 30Dunne
  • 37Mumba
  • 48Mbunga-Kimpioka

Luton

  • 36Shea
  • 7Stacey
  • 5Bradley
  • 6Pearson
  • 2Justin
  • 4McCormackBooked at 90mins
  • 17Mpanzu
  • 11ShinnieBooked at 62mins
  • 10LeeBooked at 45minsSubstituted forBerryat 79'minutes
  • 19CollinsBooked at 80mins
  • 9HyltonBooked at 70mins

Substitutes

  • 3Potts
  • 8Berry
  • 24Thorne
  • 25LuaLua
  • 28Jones
  • 40Isted
  • 44Sheehan
Referee:
Lee Probert
Attendance:
37,791

Match Stats

Home TeamSunderlandAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home11
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away9
Fouls
Home21
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Sunderland 1, Luton Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sunderland 1, Luton Town 1.

Attempt missed. Charlie Wyke (Sunderland) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Booking

Alan McCormack (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Dismissal

Chris Maguire (Sunderland) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Foul by Chris Maguire (Sunderland).

Alan McCormack (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Max Power (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Benjamin Mbunga-Kimpioka (Sunderland) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Bryan Oviedo replaces Reece James.

Attempt missed. Luke Berry (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Jon McLaughlin.

Attempt saved. Andrew Shinnie (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Foul by Dylan McGeouch (Sunderland).

Andrew Shinnie (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Benjamin Mbunga-Kimpioka (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alan McCormack (Luton Town).

Delay in match Sonny Bradley (Luton Town) because of an injury.

Delay in match Sonny Bradley (Luton Town) because of an injury.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu.

Benjamin Mbunga-Kimpioka (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matty Pearson (Luton Town).

Booking

James Collins (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by James Collins (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Benjamin Mbunga-Kimpioka replaces Lynden Gooch.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Luke Berry replaces Elliot Lee.

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Sunderland).

(Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Charlie Wyke (Sunderland) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Aiden McGeady (Sunderland) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Reece James.

Booking

Reece James (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Reece James (Sunderland).

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

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Jack Stacey.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Jack Stacey.

Dismissal

Danny Hylton (Luton Town) is shown the red card.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Luton Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth27176446252157
2Luton27158450252553
3Sunderland261410247252252
4Charlton28155846311550
5Barnsley26147543222149
6Peterborough27138647341347
7Doncaster27136849351445
8Coventry28116113032-239
9Blackpool2610882725238
10Fleetwood2798103732535
11Burton27105123636035
12Southend27112143434035
13Wycombe2798103740-335
14Accrington269892735-835
15Scunthorpe2896133653-1733
16Walsall2788112943-1432
17Gillingham2794143945-631
18Shrewsbury2779112935-630
19Rochdale2886143458-2430
20Bristol Rovers2777132529-428
21Oxford Utd2769123343-1027
22Bradford2783163143-1227
23Plymouth2776143449-1527
24Wimbledon2765162138-1723
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