Sunderland AFC 3-3 Accrington Stanley – Stalemate at Stadium of Light, as Sunderland AFC draw 3-3 with Accrington Stanley

Neither Sunderland AFC nor Accrington Stanley able to break the dead-lock, the game ends in a 3-3 draw
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On Saturday, Sunderland AFC and Accrington Stanley were held to a 3-3 draw at Stadium of Light. Sunderland AFC wanted to improve their league standing following a disappointing 2-2 draw with Hull City in their previous game. Accrington Stanley, on the other hand, were able to continue their winning streak after a 2-1 win against Doncaster Rovers in their last match. As it stands, Sunderland AFC are in 3rd place on the table and has 73 points while Accrington Stanley sit in 12th with 62 points after 44 matches.

Sunderland AFC scored first, thanks to a goal from Charlie Wyke early in the first half. Sunderland AFC then netted once more and increased their advantage thanks to a 2nd effort from Charlie Wyke, on 11 minutes, which saw the first half end 2-0.

Accrington Stanley started the second half with an intensified spirit, with Colby Bishop finding the net after 51 minutes. The momentum was now with Accrington Stanley, who then scored again through a goal from Luke O’Nien at the 68 minute mark to establish a 2-2. However, each side looked hungry to win and Sunderland AFC then found the back of the net, on 83 minutes thanks to Max Power, taking the score to 3-2. In the end though, their celebrations were kept brief, as Sean McConville equalised for Accrington Stanley just before the final whistle and seeing the game end 3-3.

For Sunderland AFC, Grant Leadbitter, Jack Diamond, Jordan Jones and Ross Stewart, came on for Matt Butcher. Accrington Stanley brought on Paul Smyth, to replace Matt Butcher.

There were bookings for Carl Winchester and Grant Leadbitter from Sunderland AFC. For Accrington Stanley, Michael Nottingham and Paul Smyth saw yellow.

Sunderland AFC will next travel to Plymouth Argyle, while Accrington Stanley will face Charlton Athletic at home.

Technical card:
Sunderland AFC: Charlie Wyke, Carl Winchester (Jack Diamond, min.74), Lynden Gooch (Grant Leadbitter, min.59), Luke O’Nien, Aiden O Brien (Jordan Jones, min.74), Max Power and Aiden McGeady (Ross Stewart, min.90)
Accrington Stanley: Colby Bishop, Matt Butcher (Paul Smyth, min.68), Michael Nottingham and Sean McConville
Stadium: Stadium of Light
Goals: Charlie Wyke (1-0, min. 6), Charlie Wyke (2-0, min. 11), Colby Bishop (2-1, min. 51), Luke O’Nien (2-2, min. 68), Max Power (3-2, min. 83) and Sean McConville (3-3, min. 85)

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