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Neal Bishop goes into the book.
Jordan Henderson fouled by Richard Ravenhill, the ref awards a free kick. Andy Reid takes the free kick. Shot from just outside the penalty box by Andy Reid misses to the left of the target. (Notts County) makes a substitution, with Karl Hawley coming on for Craig Westcarr.
Stuart Nelson receives a caution.
Long range shot by Andy Reid goes wide right of the net.
Jordan Henderson takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Andy Reid produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Unfair challenge on Neal Bishop by Darren Bent results in a free kick. Ben Davies takes the free kick.
Michael Woods replaces Lee Hughes. Asamoah Gyan is caught offside. Free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.
The ball is sent over by Phillip Bardsley.
Darren Bent scores a penalty. Sunderland 1-2 Notts County.Unfair challenge on Andy Reid by Richard Ravenhill results in a Penalty.
Stephen Hunt is brought on as a substitute for Alan Judge.
Corner taken short by Andy Reid.
Ahmed Elmohamady delivers the ball, Steed Malbranque takes a shot. John Thompson gets a block in.
Richard Ravenhill challenges Phillip Bardsley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.
Lee Hughes finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Sunderland 0-2 Notts County.
The ball is swung over by Phillip Bardsley.
Unfair challenge on Asamoah Gyan by Alan Judge results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Anton Ferdinand.
The ball is crossed by Ahmed Elmohamady, Effort from inside the area by Steed Malbranque misses to the left of the target.
Marcos Angeleri leaves the field to be replaced by Phillip Bardsley.
Lee Hughes is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Simon Mignolet takes the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Ahmed Elmohamady, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Darren Bent misses to the left of the goal.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Andy Reid, comfortable save by Stuart Nelson.
Steed Malbranque has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.
(Sunderland) makes a substitution, with Jordan Henderson coming on for Jack Colback. Ahmed Elmohamady replaces Cristian Riveros.
Corner taken left-footed by Andy Reid to the near post, Craig Westcarr manages to make a clearance.
The offside flag is raised against Lee Hughes. Simon Mignolet takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Davies played to the near post, clearance by Marcos Angeleri.
Unfair challenge on Alan Judge by Marcos Angeleri results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Jon Harley.
The ball is sent over by Jack Colback, Krystian Pearce manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken right-footed by Ben Davies from the left by-line to the near post, Paulo Da Silva makes a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Andy Reid, blocked by Mike Edwards.
Unfair challenge on John Thompson by Andy Reid results in a free kick. John Thompson restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Darren Bent, Steed Malbranque produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
The ball is sent over by Andy Reid.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Steed Malbranque.
Asamoah Gyan takes a shot. Save by Stuart Nelson.
Alan Judge fouled by Steed Malbranque, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Davies delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save made by Simon Mignolet.
Craig Westcarr takes a shot. Save made by Simon Mignolet.
Ben Davies challenges Cristian Riveros unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kieran Richardson takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Steed Malbranque from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Mike Edwards.
Mike Edwards produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Foul by Anton Ferdinand on Lee Hughes, free kick awarded. Ben Davies restarts play with the free kick.
Andy Reid takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
Centre by Lee Hughes, comfortable save by Simon Mignolet.
Corner taken by Ben Davies.
The ball is swung over by Alan Judge, Paulo Da Silva makes a clearance.
Centre by Kieran Richardson, clearance by Krystian Pearce.
Corner taken right-footed by Steed Malbranque to the near post, clearance made by Lee Hughes.
The ball is sent over by Asamoah Gyan.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Ravenhill on Asamoah Gyan. Indirect free kick taken by Marcos Angeleri.
Corner taken right-footed by Ben Davies from the right by-line, Steed Malbranque manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Jack Colback on Alan Judge, free kick awarded. Stuart Nelson restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Ben Davies to the near post, Marcos Angeleri manages to make a clearance.
Darren Bent crosses the ball, Mike Edwards makes a clearance.
Neal Bishop is penalised for a handball. Jack Colback takes the direct free kick.
Cristian Riveros fouled by Lee Hughes, the ref awards a free kick. Andy Reid delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Krystian Pearce makes a clearance.
Richard Ravenhill concedes a free kick for a foul on Cristian Riveros. Anton Ferdinand restarts play with the free kick.
Craig Westcarr scores a goal from the edge of the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Sunderland 0-1 Notts County.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Davies, save by Simon Mignolet.
Craig Westcarr handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Simon Mignolet takes the free kick.
The match has kicked off.
The half-time whistle blows.
The second half kicks off.
The final whistle goes and the game is over.
Black Cats suffer Welbeck blow
Sunderland striker Danny Welbeck has been ruled out for three weeks through injury.
The on-loan Manchester United forward suffered a hamstring tear in the midweek win at Aston Villa and scans have confirmed he will be out for the rest of January.
Midfielder David Meyler was a relieved man, though, after scans revealed he has not ruptured his cruciate ligament for a second time.
The Irishman was carried off the field on a stretcher at Villa Park in agony on Wednesday sparking fears that he had suffered a recurrence of the injury which sidelined him for seven months last year.
However, tests have revealed that the ligament is intact and he was consulting his specialist today over the treatment he needs.
Manager Steve Bruce said: "The great news we got late last night is that Meyler has not ruptured the cruciate ligament.
"It's still intact - that's what the scans have told us, which is great news for us. He has still wrenched his knee horribly.
"We will know more in the next few hours in terms of time schedules, but he will be out for weeks."
Notts County will check on the fitness of goalkeeper Rob Burch.
Burch was forced off injured just 13 minutes into the 3-0 league win at home to Hartlepool. Stuart Nelson replaced him on Monday and he will continue in goal should the former Tottenham trainee miss out.
Boss Paul Ince will be forced into several other changes after a clutch of loan players returned to their parent clubs this week.
Defender Stephen Darby and winger Thomas Ince have gone back to Liverpool while midfielder Alan Judge and forward Lee Miller have returned to Blackburn and Middlesbrough respectively.
John Thompson, Graeme Lee, Rickie Ravenhill, Lee Hughes, Karl Hawley and Ben Burgess are available to Ince as replacements.
Magpies cause FA Cup upset
Paul Ince got the better of former Manchester United team-mate Steve Bruce as League One Notts County dumped Barclays Premier League Sunderland out of the FA Cup with a stunning 2-1 victory.
A much-changed Black Cats side only came to life in the closing stages of the game, and by that point, they were trailing 2-0 after keeper Simon Mignolet had fumbled Craig Westcarr's fifth-minute flick into his own net before 34-year-old Lee Hughes struck with 15 minutes remaining.
Darren Bent's 81st-minute penalty kept the tie alive until the final whistle, but County held out to claim a famous victory which was little more than they deserved.
Steve Bruce made wholesale changes, admittedly some of them enforced, with one eye on next Sunday's derby clash with arch-rivals Newcastle, but the ploy backfired spectacularly as his side slipped to an embarrassing defeat against the side which also provided the opposition in the third round when they won the cup in 1973.
The after-effects of a gruelling Christmas schedule and the demands of next weekend's revenge mission prompted Bruce into a major reshuffle, but he remained confident there was enough quality in his team to get the job done.
But he was sadly mistaken as his stand-ins failed to live up to their billing.
Despite making seven changes as he rested keeper Craig Gordon, defenders Phil Bardsley and Titus Bramble and midfielders Jordan Henderson and Ahmed Elmohamady, Bruce still fielded a #23million strike-force in Asamoah Gyan and Bent.
However, it was a measure of how poorly Sunderland played before the break that it was not until the last minute of the first half that either managed a shot, and even them, #13million-plus man Gyan scuffed it wastefully.
The Black Cats were able to create little as a midfield featuring Andy Reid and Jack Colback following their return from loan spells was effectively shackled by Ince's hard-working quartet.
But it was at the back where the Premier League side proved least effective, and spectacularly so with just five minutes gone.
Ben Davies' left-wing cross was flicked on by Westcarr and it looked innocuous enough as Mignolet rose to claim it with Lee Hughes making his presence felt.
However, for reasons best known to himself, full-back Kieran Richardson got in on the act and succeeded only in colliding with his own keeper.
The pair looked on in horror as the ball spilled from the Belgian's hands and dropped over the line, sparking mass celebrations among the travelling supporters among a crowd of just 17,582 at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland's response was laboured as Bruce took up residence in his technical area, but they went close to an equaliser with 28 minutes gone.
Reid embarked upon a powerful run to the edge of the County box and after exchanging passes with Bent, sent a left-foot shot just over the angle of bar and post.
But the Wearsiders' fragility in defence almost cost them once again two minutes later when Magpies skipper Mike Edwards was allowed to meet Davies' free-kick beyond the far post and send a left-foot shot across goal and just wide of the far post.
Westcarr might have double his tally with four minutes of the half remaining when he curled a right-foot effort towards the bottom corner, but Mignolet made amends for his earlier error with a good save to spare his side further damage.
Gyan should have sent his side in at the break level after Reid forced a pass through to him, but he mishit his shot as keeper Stuart Nelson came to meet him and Krystian Pearce was able to head clear.
Sunderland's response to whatever Bruce said at the break was distinctly lukewarm in the early stages of the second half, and Bruce made his move on the hour when he withdrew Cristian Riveros and Colback and sent on Henderson and Elmohamady.
The newcomers combined to great effect within two minutes for the Egyptian to set up Steed Malbranque, but he sliced his shot horribly wide.
Bent headed wide from a 64th-minute Elmohamady cross and then again from a Richardson's delivery eight minutes later with the Black Cats belatedly building up a head of steam.
But their hopes were dashed 15 minutes from time when Hughes skipped through a flat-footed defence and despite seeing his initial shot saved by Mignolet, thumped the loose ball into the empty net from a tight angle.
Bent gave Sunderland hope when he claimed his 11th goal of the season from the penalty spot after Richard Ravenhill had tripped Reid with nine minutes remaining and then headed over in the sixth minute of injury time, but there was to be no late rescue act.
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