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.
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.
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.
Charlton team news
Sunderland are out for their warm up!
Pricthard looking good
Sunderland are warming up as we speak. Alex Pritchard, who was forced off with a whiplash type injury against Crewe, is moving well ahead of starting today.
The attacker has been selected in the number 10 position by Johnson again today.
KLD is here
Teams are out!
Foul in the first minute against O’Nien. Was wiped out!
O’Nien loses it in the middle to allow Charlton some possession on the ball but Sunderland win it back and counter but Prichard’s ball is too much for McGeady
Doyle hits a long ball aimed at Pritchard out of play, could have played it to Cirkin but opted to get rid. Very cagey start so far
Stewart wins the the ball and plays it to Cirkin who fires a shot straight at the keeper. Corner to Sunderland. First chances of the game. Corner comes to nothing and Sunderland go back to Hoffmann