Welbeck brace as Sunderland and Everton share spoils

Everton failed to build on an early lead and had to settle for a point in a 2-2 draw with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

Everton failed to build on an early lead and had to settle for a point in a 2-2 draw with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

The Black Cats three game record of not conceding at home ended after only six minutes when Tim Cahill headed Everton into an early lead.

Welbeck scored the first of his two goals midway through the first half and then put the home side ahead with twenty minutes remaining.

A game high on action but lacking in finesse ended with honours even as a Mikel Arteta strike rescued a point for Everton.

Even in the remaining few minutes both teams could have claimed all three points.

Welbeck missed the chance of his hat-trick and Toffees substitute Jermaine Beckford blasted straight at Sunderland keeper Gordon.

Referee: Peter Walton

Venue: Stadium of Light
Attendance: 37,371

Sunderland scorers: Welbeck 23, 70
Everton scorers: Cahill 6, Arteta 83

SUNDERLAND
01 Gordon
02 Bardsley
03 Richardson
04 Turner
15 Onuoha
29 Ferdinand
06 Cattermole
07 Zenden (Malbranque 69)
10 Henderson (Al-Muhammadi 85)
11 Bent
17 Welbeck

Substitutes
22 Mignolet,
12 Angeleri,
14 Da Silva,
08 Malbranque,
16 Riveros,
27 Al-Muhammadi,
34 Adams

EVERTON
04 Howard
03 Baines
05 Heitinga (yellow card) (Beckford 83)
06 Jagielka
15 Distin
18 Neville
23 Coleman (Rodwell 65 (yellow card)
10 Arteta
17 Cahill
20 Pienaar
08 Saha (Yakubu 82)

Substitutes
01 Mucha,
02 Hibbert,
07 Bilyaletdinov,
26 Rodwell,
16 Beckford,
19 Magaye Gueye,
22 Yakubu

 
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