O’Nien’s early strike is not enough for Sun­der­land

The Observer - Sport - - Football Emirates Fa Cup Third Round - Sun­der­land Charl­ton. Bur­ton Rochdale Scun­thorpe Coven­try, Mansfi eld’s Carlisle Bury Colch­ester County, Swin­don Cam­bridge Mansfi eld Mac­clesfi eld, Notts Crewe More­cambe Crawley Chel­tenham. Steve­nage PA

squan­dered the chance to move into the au­to­matic pro­mo­tion places in League One, sur­ren­der­ing an early lead to a 1- 1 draw at

With the top two, Portsmouth and Lu­ton, in FA Cup ac­tion, third- placed Sun­der­land looked set to take ad­van­tage when Luke O’Nien volleyed them in front in the sec­ond minute at the Val­ley. Timed at 1min 47sec, it was Sun­der­land’s quick­est league goal since Con­nor Wick­ham scored af­ter 59 sec­onds in the top fl ight against Stoke in April 2015.

Lyn­den Gooch also hit the bar on 37 min­utes, as the vis­i­tors en­joyed the bet­ter of the fi rst half, but Charl­ton im­proved markedly af­ter the in­ter­val and drew level fi ve min­utes into the sec­ond half when Reece James di­verted Lyle Tay­lor’s cross into his own net.

moved up to ninth as Mar­cus My­ers- Har­ness scored a hat- trick in a thump­ing 4- 0 vic­tory over at Spot­land. My­ers- Har­ness opened the scor­ing af­ter 19 min­utes with a close- range header and dou­bled his tally on the half- hour mark with a low left- footed fi nish . Liam Boyce made ab­so­lutely cer­tain of the points by mak­ing it 3- 0 on 78 min­utes and My­ers- Har­ness com­pleted his hat- trick with four min­utes left. These were the fi rst goals the 22- year- old had scored for Bur­ton.

moved out of the rel­e­ga­tion zone thanks to a 2- 1 home win over with James Perch and Levi Sut­ton scor­ing the home side’s goals.

Perch fi nally broke the dead­lock mid­way through the sec­ond half when his shot ap­peared to take a defl ec­tion on its way in, while Sut­ton dou­bled the lead on 74 min­utes with a su­perb fi nish. Coven­try dragged them­selves back into the con­test four min­utes later through Conor Chap­lin’s closerange header but were un­able to fi nd an equaliser.

In League Two

17- match un­beaten run came to an end with a 3- 2 de­feat by a side left man­ager­less by John Sheri­dan’s res­ig­na­tion on Fri­day. The Stags had Neal Bishop sent off for a sec­ond yel­low card af­ter a clash in the tun­nel dur­ing half- time when they trailed 2- 0. Hal­lam Hope scored Carlisle’s last two goals.

re­placed in third thanks to a 1- 0 win at strug­gling Yeovil. Nicky May­nard scored the only goal af­ter 24 min­utes as Ryan Lowe’s men moved to within a point of sec­ond- placed MK Dons, who were not in ac­tion and have two games in hand.

saw their hopes of get­ting back into the top seven dented af­ter the bot­tom club,

held on for a 3- 3 away draw, hav­ing led 3- 1 at one point. Sol Camp­bell’s above County on goal dif­fer­ence, suf­fered a 2- 1 home de­feat as Jak McCourt’s stop­page- time goal earned

a come- from - be­hind win. Chris Porter scored a stop­page­time penalty to se­cure a 2- 2 draw at strug­gling while Ol­lie Palmer’s fi rst- half penalty earned a 1- 0 home win against

beat 2- 0 thanks to goals from David Amoo and Je­vani Brown.

Luke O’Nien stuns the Val­ley with his early goal but Sun­der­land had to set­tle for a draw with Charl­ton

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