The story of the day as Jayden Stockley goal sinks Sunderland in League One after controversial referee call

The Black Cats returned to against Charlton Athletic in League One at the Stadium of Light this afternoon.

Saturday, 23rd October 2021, 5:09 pm

Lee Johnson named an unchanged starting XI with Corry Evans, Lynden Gooch and Frederik Alves returning to Sunderland’s bench following injury.

A tight first half ended goalless after the Black Cats began to get a foothold in the game towards the last 10 minutes of the opening period.

Sunderland’s best chance came through a Ross Stewart volley which was saved by Charlton goalkeeper Craig MacGillvray.

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Charlton took the lead in the second half through Jayden Stockley.

Following that, Ross Stewart’s shot looked to be blocked by a Charlton hand but nothing was given by the referee.

This is what happened as Sunderland lost in League One:

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Sunderland 0-1 Charlton RECAP: Updates as Cats take on Addicks in League One

Last updated: Saturday, 23 October, 2021, 16:15

  • Sunderland XI: Hoffman; Winchester, Flanagan, Doyle, Cirkin; O’Nien, Neil; O’Brien, Pritchard, McGeady; Stewart.
  • Sunderland subs: Burge, Evans, Alves, Dajaku, Gooch, Wright, Hume.

How you can follow the game against Charlton Athletic today

What TV channel is Sunderland vs Charlton Athletic on?

The clash between Sunderland and Gillingham won’t be shown on any television channels.

Can I stream Sunderland vs Charlton Athletic online?

Sunderland’s clash with Charlton won’t be streamed in the United Kingdom.

The EFL have confirmed that they will return to their pre-COVID-19 position on streaming games this season.

That means Sunderland fans in the UK will not be able to stream games that take place between 2:45 and 5:15 on a Saturday afternoon.

Only fans overseas will be able to stream those games, provided that they have not been selected for international television broadcast in a territory that has an overseas broadcast partner.

However, the EFL have also confirmed that clubs will be able to offer a streaming service to UK supporters for any games that take place outside of that Saturday window.

That means that all midweek games not selected for TV can be streamed, as well as matches moved from their Saturday slot for non-TV purposes.

Games that take place on a bank holiday can be streamed, and all Papa John’s Trophy games up until the semi-final can be streamed.

Are there any other ways I can follow Sunderland vs Charlton Athletic?

BBC Radio Newcastle will provide full match commentary.

Nick Barnes and Gary Bennett will be available on the following frequencies: 95.4FM, 96FM, 103.7FM, 104.4FM and 1458AM.

The Sunderland Echo will also have full coverage on our website with Phil Smith, James Copley and Joe Nicholson at the ground.

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What is the latest injury news?

Frederik Alves is very close to a return from a minor glute problem, while Corry Evans has made strong progress in his recovery from a calf issue and should soon return.

Nathan Broadhead looks to be slightly behind that pair, but a return is on the horizon.

Alex Pritchard has been receiving treatment on the whiplash injury he suffered at Gillingham.

Lee Johnson has confirmed that both Pritchard and Lynden Gooch will be ‘late calls’ before the game today but both could return to the matchday squad.

Johnson’s options in attacking areas has improved considerably this week with the return of Aiden McGeady and Leon Dajaku.

Niall Huggins will be out of action until the New Year.

Has anything been said about Dan Neil’s contract?

Sunderland are said to be preparing to offer midfielder Dan Neil fresh terms at the Stadium of Light.

That’s according to a report by web outlet Football League World.

The homegrown midfielder has burst onto the scene for Sunderland this season and has made 11 appearances on League One.

And Neil has added goals to his game, netting a screamer against Accrington Stanley and scoring in the Papa John’s Trophy against Lincoln City.

Indeed, the 19-year-old captained his boyhood club against the Imps at Sincil Bank for the tie.

But it is now being stated that Sunderland are preparing to offer Neil a reward for his fine form with a new deal on Wearside.

It is thought that any potential new deal could warn off potentially interested parties in Neil, with his present contract set to expire in the summer of 2023.

Has there been any transfer talk?

As the the transfer window doesn’t open until January, talk surrounding Sunderland’s potential business has proved sparse.

There has, though, been some talk involving one of the Black Cats’ more controversial flops in recent times.

Jack Rodwell is reported to be on the verge of a move to Western Sydney Wanderers.

The Australian press report Rodwell is in line to land a deal if he can prove his fitness and he is set to head for talks once he’s completed his quarantine.

The central midfielder was a major signing for Sunderland from Manchester City in the summer of 2014 for a fee of around £10million.

But Rodwell struggled to make a consistent impact and as the club dropped into the Championship, he was the only player not to have a wage reduction written into his contract.

It became a source of major contention when he made few appearances in the following campaign as the club were again relegated.

Rodwell made just six appearances, three of which were in the EFL trophy.

Spell at Blackburn Rovers and Sheffield United followed and he is now set to move to Australia.

The A-League season is not due to begin until November.

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Has Lee Johnson said anything about Dan Neil’s new contract?

Certainly the reccomendation from myself would be that we tie that up with Dan. I really enjoy working with him, he’s a really good lad, a good student who is improving all the time. He’s also playing extremely well at the moment. It would be good and the right thing to do to reward that, simple as that.Obviously the powers-that-be will need to negotiate that and see that through, and then it is my job in my meantime to keep him on the right path and keep him improving, keep him performing

Lee Johnson on Dan Neil

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