30 Jan 2012

Sunderland save FA Cup blushes with draw

3:13 pm on 30 January 2012

Sunderland came from behind to draw 1-1 with north-east rivals Middlesbrough as the Premier League football club forced a replay in their English FA Cup fourth round clash.

Middlesbrough, who play in the second-tier Championship, were on course for an upset win at Sunderland's Stadium of Light when Barry Robson gave them a 16th minute lead with a spectacular volley.

But the hosts levelled just shy of the hour mark when Fraizer Campbell struck a first-time shot from a cross by James McClean after Robson's poor attempted back pass gifted Sunderland possession.