BUR­TON AL­BION .................................................... 0 Vic­tory at last for weary Wear­siders as Brew­ers droop

Sunday Sun - - Football -

Sun­der­land’s Ge­orge Honey­man, right, cel­e­brates af­ter he scores the Black Cats’ sec­ond goal in Cham­pi­onship match at Bur­ton Al­bion (Photo by Ian Hor­rocks/Sun­der­land AFC via Getty Im­ages) SUN­DER­LAND’S 17-game wait for a league win is over, as Chris Cole­man earned his first vic­tory as Black Cats boss at the sec­ond at­tempt.

Goals in­side the fi­nal 10 min­utes from sub­sti­tute James Vaughan and then Ge­orge Honey­man gave the Wear­siders their first win since they de­feated Nor­wich City in Au­gust.

More im­por­tantly, this win over rel­e­ga­tion ri­vals Bur­ton Al­bion lifted them off the foot of the ta­ble as they leapfrogged both the Brew­ers and Bolton Wan­der­ers to go third­bot­tom, and it nar­rowed the gap be­tween them and fourth-bot­tom Birm­ing­ham City, who drew 1-1 with Sh­effield United in the late game, to two points.

Sun­der­land also kept their first league clean sheet since they won 2-0 at Hull City in early May – 22 games ago.

The win was cel­e­brated wildly by the Sun­der­land fans who made the trip to the Pirelli Sta­dium, with both goals com­ing in front of the sold-out away end.

The only neg­a­tive was that Vaughan was booked for his own cel­e­bra­tions, and that was his fifth yel­low card of the sea­son mean­ing he will miss next week­end’s home game against Read­ing.

Cole­man made two changes to the side that started the mid­week de­feat at As­ton Villa.

Lee Cat­ter­mole missed the game at Villa Park through sus­pen­sion but re­turned against Bur­ton Al­bion, tak­ing the place of Dar­ron Gib­son.

And the sec­ond change saw Paddy McNair – who was left out against Villa as a pre­cau­tion hav­ing played the full 90 min­utes against Mill­wall 72 hours ear­lier, and hav­ing re­cently re­turned from a cru­ci­ate lig­a­ment in­jury – come into the side in place of Lyn­den Gooch in mid­field.

Bur­ton boss Nigel Clough also made two changes to the side that drew at Brent­ford in mid­week.

Joe Sbarra and Will Miller came into the side in place of Matthew Lund and Kyle McFadzean.

Sun­der­land’s have con­ceded too many goals this sea­son but they looked de­fen­sively solid in the first half and, while Bur­ton posed a

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