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Sunderland 1-1 Fleetwood Town

Max Power salvaged a point in the seventh minute of stoppage time as his dramatic late strike secured Sunderland a 1-1 draw against Fleetwood at the Stadium of Light.

Power scored with what was effectively the last kick of the game to cancel out Barrie McKay's early opener and keep the Black Cats in the thick of the League One promotion race.

Fleetwood arrived on Wearside on the back of a five-game winning run, and it did not take Joey Barton's side long to get into their stride.

McKay almost broke the deadlock after just 21 seconds, firing a low shot into the legs of Sunderland goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin, and the forward did not have to wait too much longer to claim his first goal of the season.

Paddy Madden's slick fifth-minute pass released him into the penalty area, and after turning inside a flummoxed Jordan Willis, he slotted a calm finish into the corner.

Sunderland came within inches of an equaliser midway through the first half, with Chris Maguire crashing a shot against the crossbar after Luke O'Nien pulled the ball back from close to the byline.

Lynden Gooch also fired narrowly wide before the break, but for all that the Black Cats dominated possession for most of the night, they struggled to seriously test Alex Cairns in the Fleetwood goal.

However, that changed at the end when Power received the ball from substitute Duncan Watmore and drove home from close to the penalty spot.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Sunderland

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 4WillisSubstituted forWatmoreat 86'minutes
  • 5OzturkBooked at 53mins
  • 12Flanagan
  • 13O'Nien
  • 18DobsonSubstituted forLaffertyat 76'minutes
  • 6PowerBooked at 14mins
  • 33HumeSubstituted forSemenyoat 65'minutes
  • 7Maguire
  • 9Wyke
  • 11Gooch

Substitutes

  • 2McLaughlin
  • 8Lafferty
  • 14Watmore
  • 16Burge
  • 25Smith
  • 28Scowen
  • 42Semenyo

Fleetwood

  • 1Cairns
  • 2CoyleBooked at 80mins
  • 6Souttar
  • 19Gibson
  • 3Andrew
  • 15CouttsSubstituted forSowerbyat 76'minutes
  • 4Connolly
  • 12Whelan
  • 7BurnsSubstituted forSaundersat 84'minutes
  • 17MaddenBooked at 78mins
  • 21McKaySubstituted forMorrisat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Morris
  • 24Thorvaldsson
  • 27Biggins
  • 28Sowerby
  • 31Crellin
  • 32Saunders
  • 41Holgate
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
28,255

Match Stats

Home TeamSunderlandAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home17
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Sunderland 1, Fleetwood Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sunderland 1, Fleetwood Town 1.

Goal!

Goal! Sunderland 1, Fleetwood Town 1. Max Power (Sunderland) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Duncan Watmore.

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

Foul by Harvey Saunders (Fleetwood Town).

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Danny Andrew.

Attempt blocked. Antoine Semenyo (Sunderland) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Charlie Wyke (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Harry Souttar (Fleetwood Town).

Foul by Tom Flanagan (Sunderland).

Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Tom Flanagan (Sunderland) header from a difficult angle on the right is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Chris Maguire with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Harry Souttar.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Lafferty (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Duncan Watmore.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Duncan Watmore replaces Jordan Willis.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Harvey Saunders replaces Wes Burns.

Attempt blocked. Lynden Gooch (Sunderland) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Tom Flanagan (Sunderland).

Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Max Power (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Lewis Gibson.

Booking

Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jack Sowerby replaces Paul Coutts.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Josh Morris replaces Barrie McKay.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Kyle Lafferty replaces George Dobson.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Jon McLaughlin.

Attempt saved. Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Barrie McKay.

Offside, Sunderland. Lynden Gooch tries a through ball, but Luke O'Nien is caught offside.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Wes Burns.

Max Power (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Coutts (Fleetwood Town).

Chris Maguire (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lewis Gibson (Fleetwood Town).

Offside, Sunderland. Jordan Willis tries a through ball, but Chris Maguire is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Antoine Semenyo replaces Denver Hume because of an injury.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Wes Burns.

Attempt missed. Harry Souttar (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Paul Coutts with a cross following a corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rotherham33187859342561
2Coventry321613346301661
3Wycombe3317884437759
4Sunderland331610746271958
5Portsmouth32168848321656
6Peterborough331671065392655
7Fleetwood321510748361255
8Oxford Utd33159956342254
9Ipswich331410945321352
10Gillingham33121473930950
11Doncaster321391047321548
12Burton321210104544146
13Bristol Rovers32119123545-1042
14Blackpool321011114140141
15Lincoln City34116174144-339
16Accrington33109144651-539
17Shrewsbury32911122839-1138
18MK Dons33106173545-1036
19Rochdale3296173653-1733
20Wimbledon33710163751-1431
21Tranmere3268183258-2626
22Southend3337233582-4716
23Bolton3158182564-3911
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