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Sunderland 1-1 Portsmouth

Sunderland and Portsmouth played out a feisty 1-1 draw that did little for either side's hopes of gaining automatic promotion from League One.

Tom Flanagan's opener for the hosts was cancelled out by Jamal Lowe's strike in front of 41,129 at the Stadium of Light.

Pompey's goal was followed by a five-minute stoppage after an away fan threw a smoke bomb into the Sunderland crowd below, and at full-time a melee involving several players broke out.

Lewis Morgan's overhead kick was tipped onto the post by Craig MacGillivray before Flanagan headed in Aiden McGeady's free-kick at the back post after nine minutes.

Pompey hit back midway through the first half as Lowe tapped in after Lee Brown headed against the crossbar and Ronan Curtis had a goal disallowed after Sunderland goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin went down under pressure at a corner.

MacGillivray produced a tremendous stop to deny Charlie Wyke at point-blank range in first-half stoppage time.

Chances were few and far between after the break but MacGillivray produced another top save to deny Max Power.

Sub Will Grigg then turned a cross against the post with five minutes remaining as the home side finished strongly.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Sunderland

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 13O'NienSubstituted forMatthewsat 90'minutes
  • 12Flanagan
  • 5Ozturk
  • 3Oviedo
  • 6Cattermole
  • 27PowerBooked at 87mins
  • 17MorganSubstituted forGriggat 69'minutes
  • 10HoneymanBooked at 13minsSubstituted forMaguireat 60'minutes
  • 19McGeadyBooked at 7mins
  • 9Wyke

Substitutes

  • 2Matthews
  • 7Maguire
  • 11Gooch
  • 22Grigg
  • 23Leadbitter
  • 25Ruiter
  • 30Dunne

Portsmouth

  • 15MacGillivray
  • 20ThompsonBooked at 16mins
  • 6Burgess
  • 5Clarke
  • 3Brown
  • 7Naylor
  • 33CloseBooked at 45mins
  • 10Lowe
  • 8PitmanBooked at 71mins
  • 11CurtisSubstituted forEvansat 66'minutes
  • 32VaughanSubstituted forHawkinsat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Walkes
  • 9Hawkins
  • 19Solomon-Otabor
  • 24Morris
  • 26Evans
  • 35Bass
  • 38Haunstrup
Referee:
Craig Pawson
Attendance:
41,129

Match Stats

Home TeamSunderlandAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home10
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Sunderland 1, Portsmouth 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sunderland 1, Portsmouth 1.

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

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Gareth Evans.

Foul by Aiden McGeady (Sunderland).

Nathan Thompson (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Adam Matthews replaces Luke O'Nien because of an injury.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

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

Foul by Brett Pitman (Portsmouth).

Booking

Max Power (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card.

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

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

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Sunderland).

Tom Naylor (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Chris Maguire (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Brett Pitman (Portsmouth).

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Craig MacGillivray.

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

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Bryan Oviedo.

Foul by Lee Cattermole (Sunderland).

Tom Naylor (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Cattermole (Sunderland).

Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Aiden McGeady (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Brett Pitman (Portsmouth).

Foul by Chris Maguire (Sunderland).

Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. William Grigg replaces Lewis Morgan.

Attempt saved. Chris Maguire (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Gareth Evans replaces Ronan Curtis.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Chris Maguire replaces George Honeyman.

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

Foul by Oliver Hawkins (Portsmouth).

Attempt blocked. Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Oliver Hawkins replaces James Vaughan.

George Honeyman (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Clarke (Portsmouth).

Charlie Wyke (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton452613687414691
2Barnsley452613679374291
3Portsmouth442512780473387
4Sunderland442219378433585
5Charlton4525101069402985
6Doncaster4519131374581670
7Peterborough441812146559666
8Coventry441810165351264
9Burton4517121665541163
10Blackpool451517135049162
11Oxford Utd451515155761-460
12Fleetwood441513165650658
13Accrington451412195066-1654
14Rochdale45159215483-2954
15Gillingham451410215872-1452
16Bristol Rovers451215184549-451
17Shrewsbury441214185058-850
18Wycombe451311215467-1350
19Wimbledon451310224263-2149
20Southend45138245367-1447
21Plymouth451211225378-2547
22Walsall451210234971-2246
23Scunthorpe451210235180-2946
24Bradford45117274977-2840
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