Rochdale 1-2 Sunderland: George Honeyman keeps Sunderland in automatics hunt
Last Updated: 06/04/19 7:47pm
George Honeyman kept Sunderland in the automatic promotion hunt as he fired an 88th-minute winner in a 2-1 victory against relegation-threatened Rochdale.
The Black Cats had to come from behind to secure the three points, Charlie Wyke having cancelled out Ian Henderson's first-half opener for the home side.
Sunderland started the stronger of the teams and it took a superb save from home goalkeeper Josh Lillis to keep out a Will Grigg effort.
But Dale took the lead against the run of play in the 27th minute when Henderson collected Joe Bunney's centre and fired past Jon McLaughlin.
Lillis produced yet another fine save four minutes before the break when Max Power's curling effort threatened to sneak into the top corner of his goal.
But the visitors levelled 10 minutes into the second half when Wyke turned Jim McNulty and slotted home.
And the Black Cats' turnaround was complete in the 88th minute when Bryan Oviedo's persistence on the right paid off, his delivery into the six-yard area turned home by Honeyman.