Sunderland 2-2 Aston Villa: Sessegnon Saves Sunderland With Late Strike (Photos)

Alan Duffy

30th, October 2011

By Alan Duffy

Sunderland 2-2 Aston Villa – Premier League – 29th October 2011

Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish was left frustrated after watching his side twice throw away a lead, with Sunderland’s Stephane Sessegnon ultimately nodding home a late equaliser to give Sunderland a share of the points.

A draw was probably a fair result in a game which saw highly-rated teenager Connor Wickham get off the mark for Sunderland. Villa’s goals came courtesy of a superb strike from Stilian Petrov and an 85th minute header from Richard Dunne. That goal looked to have secured all three points for the visitors, however Sessegnon, a player who has regulalry impressed for the Black Cats, had other ideas.

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Sunderland fans have a warm welcome for former Black Cat Darren Bent

Stilian Petrov fires home a rocket of an opening goal

Youngster Connor Wickham nets the equaliser

 

Larsson and Agbonlahor battle it out

Irish veteran Richard Dunne nods home

Stylish schemer Sessegnon celebrates his late equaliser

McLeish and Bruce on the sidelines

Photos: PA