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Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Sunderland

Jason Cummings' first-half strike earned Shrewsbury victory over Sunderland.

The Black Cats created an early chance but Aiden McGeady fired over after being picked out by Denver Hume's inviting cross from the left.

Chris Maguire then drove a shot over the bar from long range before Shrewsbury took the lead in the 22nd minute as Josh Laurent's run and cross from the left set up Cummings to find the bottom corner from 10 yards.

Cummings then tested Sunderland goalkeeper Lee Burge with a free kick from 25 yards.

The visitors were close to an equaliser just before the break when Chris Maguire's effort from the edge of the penalty area hit a post.

Maguire threatened for Sunderland again early in the second half as his shot was turned away by home goalkeeper Max O'Leary before Will Grigg was off target with a shot on the turn.

O'Leary then produced fine late saves from Luke O'Nien and Max Power as Shrewsbury stood firm to claim three points.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

Formation 3-4-3

  • 25O'Leary
  • 5Williams
  • 2Pierre
  • 6Beckles
  • 17Love
  • 8NorburnBooked at 34mins
  • 28Laurent
  • 3Golbourne
  • 7WhalleySubstituted forGossat 82'minutes
  • 35CummingsSubstituted forOkenabirhieat 58'minutes
  • 4EdwardsSubstituted forThompsonat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Murphy
  • 10Okenabirhie
  • 15Walker
  • 18McCormick
  • 19Barnett
  • 21Thompson
  • 22Goss

Sunderland

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 16BurgeSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 45'minutes
  • 13O'Nien
  • 4Willis
  • 3LynchBooked at 34mins
  • 33Hume
  • 18DobsonBooked at 59mins
  • 6Power
  • 14WatmoreSubstituted forMcNultyat 60'minutes
  • 7Maguire
  • 19McGeady
  • 22GriggSubstituted forMbunga-Kimpiokaat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 8McGeouch
  • 10McNulty
  • 12Flanagan
  • 23Leadbitter
  • 31Mbunga-Kimpioka
Referee:
Jarred Gillett
Attendance:
8,117

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamSunderland
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home5
Away16
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Sunderland 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Sunderland 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Fejiri Okenabirhie (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Donald Love following a fast break.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Willis (Sunderland).

  5. Post update

    Fejiri Okenabirhie (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Aiden McGeady (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Louis Thompson (Shrewsbury Town).

  8. Post update

    Jordan Willis (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Fejiri Okenabirhie (Shrewsbury Town).

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. George Dobson (Sunderland) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Donald Love.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Louis Thompson (Shrewsbury Town).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Maguire (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  15. Post update

    Offside, Shrewsbury Town. Ro-Shaun Williams tries a through ball, but Fejiri Okenabirhie is caught offside.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joel Lynch (Sunderland) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Chris Maguire with a cross following a corner.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Scott Golbourne.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Sunderland. Benjamin Mbunga-Kimpioka replaces William Grigg.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Sean Goss replaces Shaun Whalley.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich1493224101430
2Wycombe1586124141030
3Peterborough1584336181828
4Fleetwood148242617926
5Oxford Utd1574432181425
6Coventry156722018225
7Doncaster136432214822
8Sunderland146442116522
9Blackpool155731816222
10Bristol Rovers156451718-122
11Rotherham146352113821
12Shrewsbury145631214-221
13Burton135441613319
14Rochdale155461925-619
15Gillingham154652017318
16Portsmouth134541514117
17Lincoln City155281720-317
18Accrington153571726-914
19Tranmere143471727-1013
20MK Dons1541101222-1013
21Wimbledon153391925-612
22Southend1512121643-275
23Bolton12147528-23-5
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