Exactly what happened as Sunderland's unbeaten run comes to an end against Charlton Athletic

Sunderland welcome Charlton Athletic to the Stadium of Light this afternoon looking to continue their promising run of form in League One as the momentum behind their promotion push grows.
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The Black Cats are well and truly in promotion contention after a 12-game unbeaten run in the league which has propelled them to the brink of the top two.

But they will face a stern test of their credentials against a Charlton side who have been reinvigorated under new manager Nigel Adkins, and travel to Wearside with promotion ambitions of their own.

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The two sides shared the spoils the last time they met but plenty of water has passed under the bridge since then – meaning this is sure to be an intriguing contest.

Phil Smith and Mark Donnelly will be at the Stadium of Light for The Echo as Sunderland look to extend their unbeaten run, while simultaneously taking a big step towards a return to the Championship.