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Wycombe Wanderers 1-1 Sunderland

Duncan Watmore's stoppage-time equaliser secured Sunderland a dramatic draw at Wycombe and maintained their record of having scored in every League One game this season.

Watmore struck two minutes into added time to cancel out Alex Samuel's first-half opener before three players were handed their marching orders during a fiery finish to the match.

Nathan Tyson and Marcus Bean saw red for the hosts with George Honeyman dismissed for Sunderland. Both Tyson and Honeyman had already been substituted off in the second half.

Wycombe started much the brighter, and should have claimed the lead in the 17th minute.

Tyson picked out the unmarked Luke Bolton with a cross from the left, but the Wycombe midfielder somehow sliced his shot wide.

Aiden McGeady dragged a long-range shot wide as Sunderland briefly threatened, but Wycombe continued to dominate and deservedly went ahead 10 minutes before the break.

Dominic Gape caught Lewis Morgan loitering in possession, and his through-ball enabled Paris Cowan-Hall to square for Samuel to slot home.

Promotion-chasing Sunderland improved in the second half, with Tom Flanagan heading Grant Leadbitter's free-kick against the crossbar.

And the visitors claimed a equaliser in the second minute of injury-time.

Wycombe goalkeeper Ryan Allsop was unable to hold Leadbitter's long-range shot, and Watmore pounced to slam home the rebound.

A late brawl that involved the two benches resulted in Tyson and Honeyman receiving red cards, and Bean was sent off deep into stoppage time as he received a second yellow card for a foul on Watmore.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 1Allsop
  • 26McCarthy
  • 2Coelho Jombati
  • 5Stewart
  • 3Jacobson
  • 10BloomfieldSubstituted forThompsonat 90+2'minutes
  • 4Gape
  • 8BeanBooked at 90mins
  • 17BoltonSubstituted forCowan-Hallat 28'minutes
  • 25SamuelBooked at 11mins
  • 23TysonBooked at 90minsSubstituted forHarrimanat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Kashket
  • 12Cowan-Hall
  • 15Owens
  • 16Harriman
  • 18Thompson
  • 20Akinfenwa
  • 30Ma-Kalambay

Sunderland

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 13O'Nien
  • 12FlanaganBooked at 86minsSubstituted forat 90+4'minutes
  • 30Dunne
  • 16JamesSubstituted forMatthewsat 45'minutes
  • 6CattermoleBooked at 47mins
  • 23Leadbitter
  • 17MorganSubstituted forGoochat 68'minutes
  • 10HoneymanBooked at 90minsSubstituted forWatmoreat 61'minutes
  • 19McGeadyBooked at 79mins
  • 22Grigg

Substitutes

  • 2Matthews
  • 8McGeouch
  • 11Gooch
  • 14Watmore
  • 15Baldwin
  • 25Ruiter
  • 27Power
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
8,422

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamSunderland
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home9
Away4
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Sunderland 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Sunderland 1.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers) for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers).

Dismissal

Nathan Tyson (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Dismissal

George Honeyman (Sunderland) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 1, Sunderland 1. Duncan Watmore (Sunderland) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Tom Flanagan went off injured after Sunderland had used all subs.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Curtis Thompson replaces Matt Bloomfield.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Tom Flanagan (Sunderland) because of an injury.

Tom Flanagan (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Samuel (Wycombe Wanderers).

Booking

Tom Flanagan (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ryan Allsop (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Flanagan (Sunderland).

Attempt saved. Jimmy Dunne (Sunderland) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Sido Jombati.

Foul by Alex Samuel (Wycombe Wanderers).

Jimmy Dunne (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Michael Harriman replaces Nathan Tyson.

Jason McCarthy (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aiden McGeady (Sunderland).

Jason McCarthy (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Aiden McGeady (Sunderland).

Booking

Aiden McGeady (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card.

Jason McCarthy (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aiden McGeady (Sunderland).

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Jon McLaughlin.

Attempt saved. Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers).

Lee Cattermole (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by William Grigg (Sunderland).

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Lynden Gooch replaces Lewis Morgan.

Dominic Gape (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by William Grigg (Sunderland).

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Anthony Stewart.

Attempt blocked. Lewis Morgan (Sunderland) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton362210469294076
2Barnsley362110564283673
3Sunderland351815262332969
4Portsmouth361811761392265
5Charlton36189953361763
6Doncaster3515101060451555
7Peterborough361510115751655
8Blackpool361313103836252
9Coventry36148143940-150
10Fleetwood361310134639749
11Burton361211134442247
12Wycombe361111144553-844
13Gillingham36127174758-1143
14Southend36126184650-442
15Plymouth36119164556-1142
16Walsall36119163955-1642
17Accrington351011143548-1341
18Scunthorpe36118174261-1941
19Bristol Rovers351010153637-140
20Shrewsbury36913143947-840
21Oxford Utd36912154354-1139
22Rochdale36107194475-3137
23Bradford36106204261-1936
24Wimbledon3696213053-2333
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