Sunderland up to second after Burton draw

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Sunderland climbed up to second in League One despite being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Burton.

The Black Cats, who came from behind to claim three points at Rochdale on Saturday, fell behind once again when defender Tom Flanagan turned a Marcus Harness cross into his own net in the 19th minute.

But Sunderland, who still have a game in hand over Barnsley in third, pulled level eight minutes later when defender Jack Baldwin headed in a Grant Leadbitter corner.

Sunderland pushed on in the closing stages in the hope of hitting a winner like they did at Rochdale, but there was to be no late breakthrough despite a Leadbitter effort that hit the foot of the post.

Sunderland’s goal led a charmed life at times too because Burton had numerous good chances earlier in the match, with Harness seeing an effort cleared off the line by Baldwin.

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Sunderland up to second after Burton draw

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Sunderland climbed up to second in League One despite being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Burton.

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The Black Cats, who came from behind to claim three points at Rochdale on Saturday, fell behind once again when defender Tom Flanagan turned a Marcus Harness cross into his own net in the 19th minute.

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