FT: Sunderland 2 Fulham 2

Full time whistle goes and Sunderland claim the draw, a great game and probably the right result.

90
Sunderland pushing hard, Fulham pinned in their own half.

90
Frimpong brings down McClean, chance to put this into the box. Larsson takes but he cannot be the first man.

90
Four-minutes of added time.

88
Sunderland look to break again and Sessegnon wins free-kick off Riether.

87
Nice play by Fulham and Sidwell wins a corner. Emanuelson takes and Bramble scrambles it away.

86
Hugo Rodallega comes on for Dejagah.

85
Good ball from McClean again looks for Fletcher at back post but Riether defends it well.

84
Good effort from Larsson has Schwarzer scrambling but it is wide of the post.

82
Good ball in from McClean, Fletcher's header down causing all sorts of problems for Fulham but Schwarzer claims it in the middle of a melee.

80
Urby Emanuelson on for Duff.

79
Frimpong deflects ball behind after Johnson shot - the England winger wants a penalty. But not given.

77
Great chance for Berbatov as he breaks clear but he fires straight at Mignolet.

76
James McClean comes on for Graham - and he is booed by the home fans.

75
Good chance for Sunderland as Gardner drills a ball across the six-yard box, but Graham and Fletcher can't go on the end of it.

74
N'Diaye is booked for foul on Duff.

73
Sidwell booked for challenge on Larsson.

70
GOAL - STEPHANE SESSEGNON - Sessegnon started the break he fed Johnson, Senderos cleared but only to the Benin star and he drilled the ball home.

69
Almost a goal of the season candidate for Fulham as Duff, Riise and Ruiz combine to set-up Berbatov - which Mignolet saves well and Sunderland break...

65
Karagounis is replaced by Emmanuel Frimpong.

64
Good ball from Berbatov looking for run of Dejagah in the box but it is just too high and Mignolet claims it.

62
Good ball in from Gardner on the right and Hangeland has to scramble the ball away.

61
Free-kick comes in from Larsson, it is cleared to Johnson who puts it back in but Fulham clear again.

60
Hangeland is booked for bringing down Sessegnon - looked rather unfortunate.

58
Good play by Sessegnon again, cross comes in and N'Diaye rises but heads over.

57
Johnson and Sessegnon combine to tee-up N'Diaye who goes for goal from 25-yards but it is high and wide.

56
John O'Shea has to scramble away as Mignolet can only parry a Riise cross, and Berbatov can't control which allows the Sunderland skipper to clear.

52
Sessgnon feeds N'Diaye on the right, he puts ball in but it is comfortable for Schwarzer.

51
Berbatov showing yet more defensive capabilities as is back to shoulder to shoulder with Sessegnon and ball is out for a goal-kick.

49
Berbatov gets the ball off the shoulder of Bramble, he takes it early but fires wide.

47
Really good chance for Graham - Johnson fed Fletcher, and ball fell for Graham after Senderos tackle but he fires straight at Schwarzer.

46
Sunderland kick-off the second-half, neither side has made a change.

Half-time whistle goes, great first half and Fulham have the lead.

45
Two minutes of added time.

45
Gardner comes forward and goes for goal, but it is high and wide from 25-yards.

44
Sessegnon goes for goal, and Schwarzer has to turn it around the post - Johnson puts in corner but Sidwell heads clear.

43
Karagounis corner comes in, Gardner clears and Riise tries to put it back into the six-yard box but it is wide.

41
Sunderland continue to attack, Sessegnon puts it in but Riise clears.

41
Fletcher and Sidwell have a coming together...nothing given and they play on.

40
Good defending from Bramble to clear after cross into the box from Riise. Dejagah causing all sorts of problems for Sunderland.

36
Gardner steps up and fires home to bring Sunderland back into the game.

35
Ball into the box and Senderos pulls back Graham and penalty is given.

34
GOAL - SASCHA RIETHER - Brilliant counter from Fulham. Berbatov headed clear, and Dejagah breaks he feeds Ruiz and then gets the ball back, his cross is parried by Mignolet and Riether toe pokes the ball home.

34
A fourth Sunderland corner. Johnson takes and Berbatov heads clear and Fulham counter...

32
Good run from Johnson and he is hauled down by Riether. Chance to put this into the box through Larsson - comes in but Senderos heads clear.

31
Good move by Fulham, Berbatov looks for run of Dejagah but a rare miscontrol sees the ball out.

29
Sunderland enjoying possession, but they are struggling to break Fulham down.

25
Schwarzer's long ball finds Dejagah, he breaks into the box and fires just wide, could easily be 2-0.

25
Hangeland gives away free-kick. Larsson ball into the box and great knock down from Fletcher - but nobody is there and Schwarzer claims it.

22
Sunderland continue to attack, great work from Sessegnon but his pull back is too strong.

17
Sunderland corner as Colback corner is deflected behind. Fulham clear, but only as far as Colback - he finds Johnson but Sidwell clears.

16
GOAL - DIMITAR BERBATOV - He strolls up and easily beats Simon Mignolet.

14
Penalty as Gardner trips Dejagah.

14
Fulham's turn to play some good football - Berbatov involved for the first time and he feeds Ashkan Dejagah, and Craig Gardner kicks him.

11
Nice football by Sunderland, with Alfred N'Diaye feeding Sessegnon - he looks to break into the box but is closed down and John Arne Riise clears.

10
Steven Fletcher combines well with Jack Colback on the left and wins a corner. Seb Larsson will put in an in-swinger, it is taken short to Colback - but his cross is taken easily by Schwarzer.

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8
Sascha Riether attacks down the right, he looks for Duff on the right but his cross is long and runs out for a throw-in.

6
Great work from Johnson on he left, he gets his cross into the box but Mark Schwarzer claims it.

3
Fulham enjoying possession, with Girogios Karagounis making things tick. Free-kick to the visitors as Damien Duff is brought down by Sessegnon.

2
Adam Johnson takes and John O'Shea meets it but heads wide.

1
Sunderland corner as Stephane Sessegnon cross is deflected behind, good work from Danny Graham to create the chance.

1
Fulham get us underway kick from right to left.

Teams are out, not long now...

All Sunderland at the moment on the feedback front..."‏@jamiecogle: I guess it's good to see that MON has kept two up front. I can see a win for Sunderland, not holding my breath after last week."

Punters seem to be avoiding the clash between Sunderland (5/4) and Fulham (11/5) at the Stadium of Light. The Black Cats have slipped towards the relegation-zone with a five-match winless run, while Martin Jol's men have only won twice on the road this season leaving too much doubt in punters' minds. The only market that seems to be capturing the attention is first goalscorer with Steven Fletcher 9/2 and Fulham's Dimitar Berbatov 7/1. Click Here to bet.

Teams in full...

Sunderland team is: Mignolet; Gardner, Bramble, O'Shea, Colback; Sessegnon, Larsson, N'Diaye, Johnson; Graham, Fletcher. Subs: Westwood, Bardsley, Vaughan, Mangane, McClean, Cuellar. Only six on the bench due to an illness to Kilgallon.

Fulham team is: Schwarzer; Riether, Hangeland, Senderos, Riise; Dejagah, Karagounis, Sidwell, Duff; Ruiz, Berbatov. Subs: Etheridge, Hughes, Richardson, Frimpong, Emanuelson, Rodallega, Petric.

Teams news is coming in and both teams are unchanged.

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