Late penalty earns Sunderland point at Millwall

Published on: 02 December 2023

Eight of Jack Clarke's 10 Championship goals for Sunderland this season have come away from the Stadium of Light

Jack Clarke's penalty - his 10th Championship goal of the season - earned Sunderland a point at Millwall.

Kevin Nisbet volleyed into the bottom corner after being set up by Brooke Norton-Cuffy to put the Lions ahead just before half-time.

But Clarke equalised from the spot on 78 minutes after being fouled by Ryan Leonard.

Dan Ballard had earlier missed a golden chance to level for the Black Cats by firing over with the goal at his mercy.

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With this team trailing - and having failed to score in three consecutive away matches - Sunderland boss Tony Mowbray made a triple change early in the second half, sending on Alex Pritchard, Bradley Dack and Patrick Roberts.

Dack went close when he flicked Clarke's cross narrowly wide of the target, and Ballard's miss gave the home fans hope of a much-needed win under new boss Joe Edwards - the Lions having lost their previous three home games.

They would have doubled their lead but for a number of saves by keeper Anthony Patterson, the pick of the bunch being a fine stop to keep out Tom Bradshaw's flick following Ryan Longman's cross.

Bradshaw did then find the net but the goal was disallowed for offside, and Sunderland equalised soon afterwards.

The point moved Mowbray's side up to ninth in the Championship table, three points away from the play-off places, while Millwall remain 19th.

    Line-upsMatch StatsLive Text

Line-upsMillwall

Formation 4-4-2

33Bialkowski18Leonard45Harding5Cooper3M Wallace17Norton-Cuffy8Mitchell23Saville39Honeyman10Flemming7Nisbet

    33BialkowskiBooked at 75mins18Leonard45Harding5CooperBooked at 78mins3M Wallace17Norton-Cuffy8Mitchell23SavilleBooked at 67mins39HoneymanSubstituted forLongmanat 63'minutes10FlemmingSubstituted forWatmoreat 73'minutesBooked at 90mins7NisbetSubstituted forBradshawat 63'minutesBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

    2McNamara4Hutchinson9Bradshaw11Longman14Campbell19Watmore20Sarkic22Emakhu25Esse

Sunderland

Formation 4-1-4-1

1Patterson32Hume13O'Nien5Ballard2Huggins39Ekwah17Ba24Neil22Aouchiche20Clarke11Burstow

    1Patterson32Hume13O'Nien5BallardBooked at 45mins2Huggins39Ekwah17BaSubstituted forRobertsat 56'minutes24NeilSubstituted forMayendaat 73'minutes22AouchicheSubstituted forPritchardat 56'minutes20ClarkeBooked at 32mins11BurstowBooked at 25minsSubstituted forDackat 56'minutes

Substitutes

    7Bellingham9Silva Semedo10Roberts12Mayenda18Taylor21Pritchard25Triantis30Bishop46Dack

Referee:James LiningtonAttendance:17,815Match StatsHome TeamMillwallAway TeamSunderlandPossessionHome40%Away60%ShotsHome7Away10Shots on TargetHome4Away3CornersHome4Away4FoulsHome14Away12Live Text Post update

Match ends, Millwall 1, Sunderland 1.

90'+5'Full Time

Second Half ends, Millwall 1, Sunderland 1.

90'+5'Post update

Jack Clarke (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+5'Post update

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Millwall).

90'+4'Booking

Duncan Watmore (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90'+4'Post update

Patrick Roberts (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+4'Post update

Foul by Duncan Watmore (Millwall).

90'+1'Post update

Foul by Pierre Ekwah (Sunderland).

90'+1'Post update

George Saville (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89'Post update

Pierre Ekwah (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89'Post update

Foul by George Saville (Millwall).

88'Post update

Alex Pritchard (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88'Post update

Foul by Billy Mitchell (Millwall).

87'Post update

Offside, Millwall. Ryan Longman is caught offside.

86'Post update

Attempt blocked. Ryan Longman (Millwall) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

83'Post update

Attempt saved. Tom Bradshaw (Millwall) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Duncan Watmore.

82'Post update

Attempt saved. Pierre Ekwah (Sunderland) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Patrick Roberts.

82'Post update

Attempt blocked. Eliezer Mayenda (Sunderland) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Pritchard with a cross.

81'Booking

Tom Bradshaw (Millwall) is shown the yellow card.

81'Post update

Dan Ballard (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Source: bbc.com

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