Shrewsbury 0-2 Sunderland: Black Cats cruise to victory at New Meadow
Last Updated: 20/10/18 8:36pm
Sunderland scored twice in the second half to run out 2-0 winners at Shrewsbury.
An own goal from Omar Beckles gave the visitors the lead before sub Luke O'Nien added a late second.
Shrewsbury created two early chances as Beckles headed Alex Gilliead's cross over the bar before Luke Waterfall's header from Shaun Whalley's corner was saved by visiting goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin.
Visiting skipper Lee Cattermole volleyed Jerome Sinclair's cross from the right over the bar before Whalley's curling free kick at the other end bounced up against the bar.
Sunderland made the breakthrough in the 58th minute as left back Beckles turned a cross from Lynden Gooch into his own net.
Chris Maguire's well-struck shot was kept out by home goalkeeper Joel Coleman shortly afterwards.
Beckles and sub Aaron Amadi-Holloway were both off target with headers as Shrewsbury chased an equaliser before O'Nien, having just been sent on by Jack Ross, fired in a low shot to double Sunderland's advantage six minutes from time.