Sunderland’s automatic promotion hopes suffered a big blow following a 1-0 defeat at Blackpool.
Luke Garbutt scored the only goal of the game with the aid of a deflection just before the hour mark.
It came just seconds after Aiden McGeady had hit the woodwork for the Black Cats.
Jerry Yates had a shot comfortably saved by Lee Burge on 14 minutes, before Grant Leadbitter was denied by Chris Maxwell two minutes later.
Everton loanee Ellis Simms wasted a good chance when he blazed over from 12 yards after 25 minutes.
McGeady was unlucky to see a shot hit the inside of the post in the 58th minute.
It was a pivotal moment as Garbutt gave the Seasiders the lead a minute later with the aid of a deflection off Simms.
Callum McFadzean was lucky to not pick up a second yellow card following a foul on Demetri Mitchell after 63 minutes.
Luke O’Nien was denied by the woodwork on 72 minutes before Josh Scowen had a shot saved as Sunderland extended their winless run to four games.
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