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Sunderland 1-1 Burton Albion

Jack Baldwin's first-half equaliser earned Sunderland a point at home to Burton
Jack Baldwin's first-half equaliser earned Sunderland a point at home to Burton

Sunderland climbed up to second in League One despite being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Burton.

The Black Cats, who came from behind to claim three points at Rochdale on Saturday, fell behind once again when defender Tom Flanagan turned a Marcus Harness cross into his own net in the 19th minute.

But Sunderland, who still have a game in hand over Barnsley in third, pulled level eight minutes later when defender Jack Baldwin headed in a Grant Leadbitter corner.

Sunderland pushed on in the closing stages in the hope of hitting a winner like they did at Rochdale.

But there was to be no late breakthrough despite a Leadbitter effort that hit the foot of the post.

Sunderland's goal led a charmed life at times too, Burton having had numerous good chances earlier in the match, the best of which was Harness having an effort cleared off the line by Baldwin.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Sunderland

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 13O'Nien
  • 12Flanagan
  • 15Baldwin
  • 3Oviedo
  • 10Honeyman
  • 8McGeouchSubstituted forPowerat 29'minutes
  • 23Leadbitter
  • 17MorganSubstituted forMbunga-Kimpiokaat 82'minutes
  • 9Wyke
  • 22GriggSubstituted forSterlingat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Ozturk
  • 25Ruiter
  • 26Sterling
  • 27Power
  • 30Dunne
  • 33Hume
  • 48Mbunga-Kimpioka

Burton

  • 40Collins
  • 2Brayford
  • 5McFadzean
  • 3BuxtonSubstituted forMcCroryat 90+5'minutes
  • 26Daniel
  • 4Allen
  • 7FraserSubstituted forWallaceat 87'minutes
  • 23Quinn
  • 16HarnessSubstituted forFoxat 77'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 10Akins
  • 27Boyce

Substitutes

  • 1Bywater
  • 12Fox
  • 14McCrory
  • 15Bradley
  • 19Hutchinson
  • 21Clarke
  • 22Wallace
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
29,513

Match Stats

Home TeamSunderlandAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away9
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Sunderland 1, Burton Albion 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sunderland 1, Burton Albion 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Damien McCrory replaces Jake Buxton.

Attempt missed. Benjamin Mbunga-Kimpioka (Sunderland) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Tom Flanagan (Sunderland).

Jamie Allen (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Colin Daniel.

Foul by Benjamin Mbunga-Kimpioka (Sunderland).

Bradley Collins (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Bradley Collins.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by John Brayford.

Foul by Benjamin Mbunga-Kimpioka (Sunderland).

Jamie Allen (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Kieran Wallace replaces Scott Fraser.

Booking

Ben Fox (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kazaiah Sterling (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ben Fox (Burton Albion).

Attempt blocked. Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Jack Baldwin.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Benjamin Mbunga-Kimpioka replaces Lewis Morgan.

Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Baldwin (Sunderland).

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) because of an injury.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Grant Leadbitter.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Ben Fox replaces Marcus Harness.

Attempt saved. Marcus Harness (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.

Grant Leadbitter (Sunderland) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.

Attempt saved. Tom Flanagan (Sunderland) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Luke O'Nien (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcus Harness (Burton Albion).

Attempt missed. Kazaiah Sterling (Sunderland) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Kazaiah Sterling replaces William Grigg.

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

Attempt saved. Jamie Allen (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Bryan Oviedo (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Brayford (Burton Albion).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton412512480344687
2Sunderland402117270363480
3Barnsley412213668333579
4Portsmouth402211771432877
5Charlton412210959372276
6Doncaster4118121169521766
7Peterborough401710136254861
8Blackpool411416114745258
9Coventry411610154545058
10Burton411512145748957
11Fleetwood401511145243956
12Oxford Utd411313155056-652
13Gillingham41139195466-1248
14Shrewsbury411114164553-847
15Plymouth411211185165-1447
16Bristol Rovers411113174145-446
17Accrington411112184160-1945
18Scunthorpe41129204970-2145
19Rochdale41129205079-2945
20Wycombe411111195064-1444
21Southend41127224961-1243
22Wimbledon41127223759-2243
23Walsall41119214467-2342
24Bradford41106254369-2636
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