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Sunderland 3-1 AFC Wimbledon

Chris Maguire's hat-trick secured Sunderland's third League One win in a row, as they beat AFC Wimbledon in front of proposed new owners.

Glenn Fuhrman, John Phelan and Robert Platek - the principals of MSD Partners LP - were all inside the Stadium Of Light to watch Maguire's treble seal the points.

Sunderland could have won by a greater margin but had to wait for Maguire's two second-half goals, after his eighth minute opener was cancelled out by Kwesi Appiah in the 34th minute, to secure the win.

The Black Cats took an early lead when Maguire, who had a couple of other decent efforts from distance that went wide, latched on to a long ball and lobbed goalkeeper Nathan Trott.

Wimbledon levelled when right-back Luke O'Neill's cross was misjudged by the home defence and Appiah was on hand to head in from close range.

Sunderland created plenty of chances but were wasteful until Maguire's deflected drive through a crowded area put them ahead again eight minutes after the break and he headed in the third to make sure of the win from Luke O'Nien's cross 11 minutes from time.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Sunderland

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 13O'Nien
  • 5Ozturk
  • 4Willis
  • 33Hume
  • 6PowerBooked at 36minsSubstituted forMcGeouchat 67'minutes
  • 23Leadbitter
  • 11GoochSubstituted forGriggat 57'minutes
  • 7MaguireSubstituted forDobsonat 82'minutes
  • 19McGeady
  • 9Wyke

Substitutes

  • 2McLaughlin
  • 8McGeouch
  • 12Flanagan
  • 16Burge
  • 17Embleton
  • 18Dobson
  • 22Grigg

Wimbledon

  • 1Trott
  • 30KalambayiSubstituted forNightingaleat 61'minutes
  • 6Thomas
  • 4McDonaldSubstituted forat 90+2'minutes
  • 2O'Neill
  • 7Wagstaff
  • 8Hartigan
  • 33ReillySubstituted forPinnockat 78'minutes
  • 18Guinness-Walker
  • 9AppiahBooked at 66mins
  • 17FoliviSubstituted forConnollyat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Nightingale
  • 10Roscrow
  • 11Pinnock
  • 13Tzanev
  • 16Connolly
  • 19McLoughlin
  • 39Pigott
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
29,725

Match Stats

Home TeamSunderlandAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home68%
Away32%
Shots
Home17
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home10
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Sunderland 3, AFC Wimbledon 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sunderland 3, AFC Wimbledon 1.

William Grigg (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Will Nightingale (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt blocked. Nesta Guinness-Walker (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Anthony Hartigan (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Rod McDonald went off injured after AFC Wimbledon had used all subs.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Rod McDonald (AFC Wimbledon).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Rod McDonald (AFC Wimbledon).

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Terell Thomas.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Terell Thomas.

Attempt blocked. Aiden McGeady (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Grant Leadbitter.

Offside, AFC Wimbledon. Mitchell Pinnock tries a through ball, but Kwesi Appiah is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Luke O'Neill (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Denver Hume (Sunderland).

Luke O'Neill (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Dylan Connolly (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rod McDonald.

Foul by Grant Leadbitter (Sunderland).

Scott Wagstaff (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. George Dobson replaces Chris Maguire.

Goal!

Goal! Sunderland 3, AFC Wimbledon 1. Chris Maguire (Sunderland) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luke O'Nien with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Mitchell Pinnock replaces Callum Reilly.

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

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

Foul by Will Nightingale (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Sunderland).

Luke O'Neill (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dylan McGeouch (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Wagstaff (AFC Wimbledon).

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Chris Maguire.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Dylan McGeouch replaces Max Power.

Booking

Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Attempt missed. William Grigg (Sunderland) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Denver Hume.

Attempt saved. Jordan Willis (Sunderland) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Charlie Wyke.

Attempt blocked. Charlie Wyke (Sunderland) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Will Nightingale.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Dylan Connolly replaces Michael Folivi.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich5320114711
2Blackpool532094511
3Wycombe5320106411
4Sunderland532095411
5Coventry532073411
6Fleetwood5311106410
7Lincoln City530210469
8Doncaster42207528
9Shrewsbury52214318
10Peterborough52129637
11Burton52126517
12Bristol Rovers52125507
13Rochdale51315506
14Rotherham32013306
15MK Dons420258-36
16Portsmouth41126604
17Oxford Utd5113610-44
18Tranmere41037703
19Gillingham402246-22
20Wimbledon5014510-51
21Accrington401338-51
22Southend5005414-100
23Bolton4013012-12-11
24Bury0000000-12
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