BBC Sport football

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

Related BBC sites

Page last updated at 17:03 GMT, Saturday, 8 January 2011

Sunderland   1 - 2   Notts County

Simon Mignolet fails to deal with Craig Westcarr's cross
Mignolet failed to deal with Westcarr's cross as Notts took the lead

League One Notts County scored a goal in each half as they knocked Premier League Sunderland out of the FA Cup.

Black Cats keeper Simon Mignolet was at fault for the opening goal, spilling a high cross from Craig Westcarr.

Mike Edwards narrowly missed and Mignolet denied Westcarr, but Lee Hughes doubled County's lead with a precise finish from a tight angle.

Darren Bent pulled a goal back from the penalty spot after Ricky Ravenhill fouled Andy Reid late in the match.

Sunderland were last defeated by lower division opposition when they lost 2-1 at League One Brentford in 2006 - and they can have few complaints after losing to Paul Ince's side on Saturday.

The tie was played in front of 17,582 supporters - and the home fans were as unimpressed as manager Steve Bruce with Sunderland's performance for the majority of the match.

Bruce cut a frustrated figure as he prowled his technical area, while on the pitch his side struggled to match their opponents.

Mignolet, Paulo Da Silva, Cristian Riveros, Reid, Marcos Angeleri and Jack Colback were all named in Sunderland's starting XI.

But it was poor defending for County's opening goal as Mignolet and team-mate Kieran Richardson collided as they tried to clear Westcarr's cross under pressure from Hughes.

Notts County continued to cause their opponents problems, with winger Alan Judge a constant menace.

606: DEBATE

Sunderland did occasionally threaten and they almost equalised after 28 minutes when Reid collected a return pass from Asamoah Gyan before shooting narrowly wide of the goal protected by Stuart Nelson, who bizarrely also played for Brentford when they beat the Black Cats.

Sunderland had a spell of possession after the break following the introduction of Jordan Henderson and Ahmad Elmohamady.

They combined to play in Steed Malbranque but he sliced his shot wide.

Elmohamady then crossed for Bent but the striker's glancing header narrowly missed.

County, who defeated Premier League Wigan in the FA Cup last season, appeared to have sealed their passage into the fourth round when Hughes struck in the 75th minute after his initial effort had been saved by Mignolet.

But Bent's penalty after 81 minutes ensured Ince's team had to endure a nervous finish to the contest.

Live text and stats

 

Saturday, 8 January 2011

The FA Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Sunderland 1-2 Notts County FT
(HT 0-1)
  • Bent (pen) 81
  • Westcarr 5
  • Hughes 75

Sunderland

Substitutes

Notts County

  • 17 Nelson yellow card
  • 04 Edwards
  • 06 Thompson
  • 12 Pearce
  • 26 Harley
  • 08 Ravenhill
  • 10 Bishop yellow card
  • 11 Davies
  • 22 Judge (Hunt 79)
  • 09 Hughes (Woods 84)
  • 20 Westcarr (Hawley 90+3)

Substitutes

  • 19 Mitchell,
  • 05 Lee,
  • 18 Hunt,
  • 28 S Sodje,
  • 30 Woods,
  • 15 Hawley,
  • 27 Burgess
Ref: AttwellAtt: 17,582
SUNDERLAND
NOTTS COUNTY

Possession

  • Sunderland 52%
  • Notts County 48%

Attempts on target

  • Sunderland 2
  • Notts County 3

Attempts off target

  • Sunderland 10
  • Notts County 1

Corners

  • Sunderland 8
  • Notts County 6

Fouls

  • Sunderland 6
  • Notts County 8
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+7:15 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
  • Correction - 90:00+1:53 Substitution (Notts County) makes a substitution, with Karl Hawley coming on for Craig Westcarr.
  • Correction - 90:00+1:53 Richard Ravenhill challenges Jordan Henderson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Reid. Andy Reid produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.
  • 90:00+1:53 Booking Neal Bishop booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 90:00+1:53 Substitution Karl Hawley joins the action as a substitute, replacing Craig Westcarr.
  • 90:00+1:53 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordan Henderson by Richard Ravenhill. Andy Reid takes the direct free kick. Andy Reid produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.
  • 89:35 Booking Stuart Nelson receives a yellow card for time wasting.
  • 89:14 Effort from long distance by Andy Reid goes wide right of the target.
  • 86:55 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jordan Henderson played to the near post, Andy Reid produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
  • 85:26 Neal Bishop fouled by Darren Bent, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Davies takes the free kick.
  • 83:22 The referee blows for offside. Stuart Nelson takes the indirect free kick.
  • 83:22 Substitution (Notts County) makes a substitution, with Michael Woods coming on for Lee Hughes.
  • 83:12 Phillip Bardsley crosses the ball.
  • 80:58 Unfair challenge on Andy Reid by Richard Ravenhill results in a Penalty.
  • 80:58 GOAL - Darren BentSunderland 1 - 2 Notts County Darren Bent scores a penalty. Sunderland 1-2 Notts County.
  • 78:30 Substitution Stephen Hunt replaces Alan Judge.
  • 77:57 Short corner taken by Andy Reid from the right by-line.
  • 77:15 Ahmed Elmohamady sends in a cross, Steed Malbranque takes a shot. Blocked by John Thompson.
  • 76:14 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phillip Bardsley by Richard Ravenhill. Simon Mignolet takes the indirect free kick.
  • 74:37 GOAL - Lee HughesSunderland 0 - 2 Notts County Goal scored by Lee Hughes from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Sunderland 0-2 Notts County.
  • 73:03 The ball is crossed by Phillip Bardsley.
  • 72:11 A cross is delivered by Kieran Richardson, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Darren Bent misses to the left of the goal.
  • 71:50 Foul by Alan Judge on Asamoah Gyan, free kick awarded. Anton Ferdinand restarts play with the free kick.
  • 70:59 The ball is delivered by Ahmed Elmohamady, Effort from inside the area by Steed Malbranque misses to the left of the target.
  • 69:35 Substitution Phillip Bardsley on for Marcos Angeleri.
  • 64:25 The assistant referee flags for offside against Lee Hughes. Indirect free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.
  • 63:45 The ball is sent over by Ahmed Elmohamady, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Darren Bent misses to the left of the goal.
  • 62:28 Corner taken by Andy Reid, save made by Stuart Nelson.
  • 61:23 Steed Malbranque produces a left-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.
  • 59:14 Substitution Ahmed Elmohamady comes on in place of Cristian Riveros.
  • 59:14 Substitution Jordan Henderson is brought on as a substitute for Jack Colback.
  • 59:01 Marcos Angeleri produces a right-footed shot from a long way out which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 58:37 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Andy Reid played to the near post, Craig Westcarr makes a clearance.
  • 57:59 The assistant referee signals for offside against Lee Hughes. Simon Mignolet takes the free kick.
  • 56:45 Corner taken by Ben Davies played to the near post, Marcos Angeleri manages to make a clearance.
  • 56:03 Foul by Marcos Angeleri on Alan Judge, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jon Harley.
  • 55:45 The ball is crossed by Jack Colback, clearance made by Krystian Pearce.
  • 53:55 Corner taken by Ben Davies played to the near post, clearance made by Paulo Da Silva.
  • 53:00 Corner taken right-footed by Steed Malbranque from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Lee Hughes.
  • 52:49 The ball is crossed by Andy Reid, Mike Edwards gets a block in.
  • 48:54 Unfair challenge on John Thompson by Andy Reid results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by John Thompson.
  • 47:26 The ball is crossed by Darren Bent, Shot by Steed Malbranque from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
  • 46:48 Andy Reid produces a cross.
  • 46:36 Corner taken by Steed Malbranque from the left by-line.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:40 The match has reached half-time.
  • 45:00+1:29 A cross is delivered by Darren Bent, clearance by Richard Ravenhill.
  • 44:23 Asamoah Gyan takes a shot. Save by Stuart Nelson.
  • 40:54 Free kick awarded for a foul by Steed Malbranque on Alan Judge. Ben Davies crosses the ball in from the free kick, Simon Mignolet makes a save.
  • 40:34 Craig Westcarr takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet.
  • 35:40 Unfair challenge on Cristian Riveros by Ben Davies results in a free kick. Kieran Richardson takes the free kick.
  • 32:28 Corner taken right-footed by Steed Malbranque to the near post, clearance made by Mike Edwards.
  • 29:01 Close range effort by Mike Edwards goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 28:24 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Hughes by Anton Ferdinand. Ben Davies takes the free kick.
  • 27:44 Andy Reid produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 26:48 A cross is delivered by Lee Hughes, Simon Mignolet makes a comfortable save.
  • 25:01 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ben Davies.
  • 24:47 Alan Judge crosses the ball, clearance made by Paulo Da Silva.
  • 22:35 The ball is swung over by Kieran Richardson, Krystian Pearce manages to make a clearance.
  • 21:52 Corner taken by Steed Malbranque from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Lee Hughes.
  • 20:06 A cross is delivered by Asamoah Gyan.
  • 18:44 Richard Ravenhill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Asamoah Gyan. Free kick taken by Marcos Angeleri.
  • 17:32 Corner taken right-footed by Ben Davies, Steed Malbranque manages to make a clearance.
  • 16:33 Jack Colback concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Judge. Stuart Nelson takes the free kick.
  • 15:41 Outswinging corner taken by Ben Davies from the right by-line played to the near post, Marcos Angeleri makes a clearance.
  • 14:39 Darren Bent delivers the ball, clearance made by Mike Edwards.
  • 13:48 Neal Bishop handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Jack Colback takes the free kick.
  • 12:29 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Hughes on Cristian Riveros. Andy Reid crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Krystian Pearce makes a clearance.
  • 7:26 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cristian Riveros by Richard Ravenhill. Free kick taken by Anton Ferdinand.
  • 4:42 GOAL - Craig WestcarrSunderland 0 - 1 Notts County Craig Westcarr grabs a goal from the edge of the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Sunderland 0-1 Notts County.
  • 3:52 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Davies, save made by Simon Mignolet.
  • 1:18 The referee gives a free kick against Craig Westcarr for handball. Simon Mignolet takes the free kick.
  • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

Live text and data provided by The Press Association.



Print Sponsor


see also
Sunderland squad exposed - Bruce
08 Jan 11 |  Sunderland
FA Cup football photos
08 Jan 11 |  Football
FA Cup as it happened
08 Jan 11 |  Football


related bbc links:

related internet links:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

FROM OTHER SPORT SITES
TEAMtalk Bruce issues derby warning - 6 hrs ago
Nottingham Post Match facts: Sunderland v Notts County - 8 hrs ago
Sunday People FA Cup: Sunderland 1-2 Notts County: Steve Bruce finds Paul Ince is Prince - 12 hrs ago
The Independent Hughes makes the most of his second chance - 14 hrs ago
Daily Star Sunderland 1 - Notts County 2 - Look Hughes sorry now - 16 hrs ago


BBC navigation

BBC © 2013 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.