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