North East UK news Black Cats promotion rivals drop points as Hull City slip to third PremierLeague-News.Com
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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Sunderland's promotion rivals Hull City suffered a major setback as they blew a two-goal lead at Doncaster in League One and saw George Honeyman leave the field on a stretcher. The second-placed Tigers looked to be soaring to a second straight win as they led 3-1 at the break through a brace of Mallik Wilks headers and a first club goal for Jacob Greaves, with former Black Cat Reece James replying for Rovers. But Omar Bogle’s 68th-minute penalty gave the hosts hope and after a delay for Honeyman to be carried off on the stroke of full-time, James Coppinger fired home a direct free-kick to snatch a 3-3 draw. The result saw Grant McCann’s men slide out of the top two, with two goals from Sammie Szmodics and a late effort from Jonson Clarke-Harris helping Peterborough overhaul them with a 3-0 win over AFC Wimbledon at London Road. And it also enabled Lincoln to extend their lead at the top, though they had to come from behind to beat struggling Wigan 2-1 at the DW Stadium. Read More Related Articles Sunderland fans react to 'great win' over Burton Albion Read More Related Articles Sunderland showed fight and versatility - the key talking points from Black Cats win over Burton Michael Appleton’s side went into the game on the back of two successive draws and faced another tough afternoon when Callum Lang fired the hosts in front just past the half-hour mark. Anthony Scully equalised almost immediately but Lang came close again for the Latics, before Tom Hopper’s 73rd-minute effort sealed victory for the away side. There was a shock for Portsmouth who fell to a 1-0 defeat to Blackpool at Fratton Park, with Jerry Yates grabbing an 82nd-minute winner.
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. Fraser Horsfall’s second-minute opener for the visitors was cancelled out by goals from Andrew Surman and Will Grigg before half-time, but Northampton levelled through Ryan Watson just after the break. Peter Kioso’s 78th-minute effort looked to have won it but the home side equalised through Cameron Jerome on 83 before Charlie Brown grabbed the points five minutes later.
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Shaun Whalley’s 77th-minute equaliser grabbed a point for Shrewsbury at Accrington, who had to settle for a 1-1 draw despite Seamus Conneely’s 47th-minute opener. Scott Twine’s injury-time strike grabbed three precious points for Swindon in a 2-1 win over Crewe, who led through Tom Lowery’s fifth-minute effort before a Travis Johnson own goal hauled Swindon level. Paddy Madden equalised for Fleetwood in a 1-1 draw against Charlton, who led early through Jayden Stockley’s header, while a brace from John Akinde saw Gillingham beat Bristol Rovers 2-0. Ipswich were held to a goalless draw at home to Oxford while a similar deadlock at Rochdale saw Plymouth extend their unbeaten league run to nine games.
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