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.
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