Sunderland 3 Birmingham City 1: Highlights after Adil Aouchiche and Jobe Bellingham goals

Updates, analysis and reaction as Sunderland face Birmingham City in the Championship at the Stadium of Light.
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Sunderland face Birmingham City at the Stadium of Light - and we've got all the action covered.

The Black Cats were held to a goalless draw at Swansea last weekend and will be looking to get back to winning ways before this month's international break.

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Birmingham have endured a challenging few weeks under new boss Wayne Rooney but did hold Ipswich to a 2-2 draw last time out.

We'll have live updates, in-game analysis, post-match reaction and more throughout the day. Stick around and refresh the page to keep up to speed.

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Key Events

  • Sunderland XI: Patterson, Huggins, Hume, Seelt, Triantis, Ekwah, Neil, Clarke (Burstow, 88), Bellingham (Aouchiche, 73), Roberts (Mayenda, 73), Rusyn (Ba, 61)
  • Subs: Bishop, Taylor, Ba, Aouchiche, Pritchard, Dack, Mayenda, Burstow, Hemir
  • Birmingham XI: Ruddy, Laird (Oakley, 83), Sanderson, Aiwu, Drameh, James (Dembele, 71), Sunjic, Miyoshi (Gardiner, 83), Bacuna, Burke (Hogan, 77), Stansfield (Jutkiewicz, 77)
  • Subs: Etheridge, Roberts, Gardiner, Longelo, Oakley, Khela, Dembele, Jutkiewicz, Hogan

Reaction from the Stadium of Light

Reaction from the Stadium of Light


Sunderland back to winning ways.

90+5' Wide from Burstow

More good footwork from Mayenda before the striker set up Burstow, who curled his effort wide.

Patterson makes another impressive save to deny Jutkiewicz after the striker's effort bounced off the ground.

SIX minutes added time

Six minutes added on

Both Burstow and Mayenda have both had efforts saved by Ruddy in the last two minutes.

Mayenda made a powerful run with the ball before forcing the Birmingham keeper into action.

ON: Burstow

OFF: Clarke

85' Big save from Patterson

Birmingham could have halved the deficit there after Jutkiewicz got a low shot off after a Blues counter attack, forcing Patterson to make a save.

The Sunderland keeper then gathered the ball with Hogan lurking in the box.

83' More Birmingham changes

ON: Gardiner and Oakley

OFF: Miyoshi and Laird

80' Wide from Hogan

The Birmingham substitute fires an effort wide from distance.

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