Sunderland 1-1 Coventry: Alex Neil's side are denied victory late on

Sunderland 1-1 Coventry: Alex Neil’s side are denied victory on their return to the Championship as Viktor Gyokeres’ late strike cancels out Jack Clarke’s opener

  • Sunderland were held to a draw by Coventry on their return to the Championship
  • Jack Clarke gave the home side the lead with a header after 12 minutes 
  • Coventry gained control and drew level through Viktor Gyokeres’ late strike 

Sunderland marked their return to the Championship with a 1-1 draw against Coventry at the Stadium of Light. 

Alex Neil’s side took the lead after 12 minutes as Jack Clarke headed in Lynden Gooch’s deep cross. 

Coventry applied pressure in the second-half and were rewarded through Viktor Gyokeres’ thumping strike six minutes from time. 

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Sunderland were held to a draw at the Stadium of Light in their first Championship game back

Jack Clarke gave Sunderland the leader with a header from Lynden Gooch’s cross 

Viktor Gyokeres scored with a thumping strike late on to earn coventry a deserved point 

Alex Pritchard (left) and Ben Sheaf (right) battle for the game during Sunday’s match 

Sunderland boss Alex Neil will be disappointed after his team dropped two points late on

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