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Sunderland 0 Preston 0: Highlights as Tony Mowbray's side are held to goalless draw at Stadium of Light

Sunderland were held to a goalless draw with Preston North End at the Stadium of Light.

The Black Cats dominated possession for large spells and played some neat football between both boxes, yet they couldn’t find a breakthrough.

New signings Amad Diallo, Jewison Bennette and Abdoullah Ba were all brought on in the second half.

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Here’s how the game played out:

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RECAP: Sunderland 0 Preston 0

Key Events

  • Sunderland XI: Patterson, O’Nien, Batth, Alese, Gooch, Evans (Ba, 60) , Neil, Clarke (Dajaku, 81), Roberts, Embleton (Amad, 60), Pritchard (Bennette, 70)
  • Subs: Bass, Wright, Ba, Matete, Dajaku, Bennette, Amad
  • Preston XI: Woodman, Storey, Lindsay, Cunningham, Brady (McCann, 86), Whiteman, Browne, Ledson (Woodburn, 72), Fernandez, Evans (Parrott, 68), Riis.
  • Subs: Cornell, Diaby, Potts, McCann, Johnson, Woodburn, Parrott.
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Full-time thoughts from the Stadium of Light

FULL-TIME: Sunderland 0 Preston 0

90+1’ Browne shot saved

Browne’s low shot is comfortably saved by Patterson.

Three minutes added time

86’ Another change for Preston

McCann replaces Brady for the visitors.

85’ Almost drops for Bennette

That could have fallen to Bennette to convert after Amad’s shot was blocked.

Woodman was able to collect the loose ball.

Today’s attendance: 41, 225

81’ Dajaku on for Clarke

A fourth change for Sunderland.

80’ Roberts shot saved

This could be a frantic finish.

Bannette made a fine run in behind the Preston defence there before setting up Roberts, whose low shot was straight at Woodman.

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