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Sunderland and Middlesbrough finish equal in dramatic match

Sunderland manager Chris Coleman and Middlesbrough's Tony Pulis at today's match. Credit: PA Images

Sunderland and Middlesbrough drew 3-3 in the Wear/Tees derby, in a dramatic match which saw both sides finishing a man down.

The Black Cats - playing at home at the the Stadium of Light - took the lead at 11 minutes with a goal from Joel Asoro.

Thirteen minutes later Sunderland were a man down after Jake Clarke-Salter was sent off following a disputed tackle. The lunge saw him completely miss the ball and hit Boro's Adama Traore.

At the 37th minute Middlesbrough were also down to 10 men when Traore was shown the red card for violent conduct. He became involved in a tangle near the post which led to him raising his forearm to Bryan Oviedo.

Traore may be charged by the Football Association too after he had to be held back from complaining to the fourth official as he left the field

Five goals followed in the second half.

Middlesbrough took the lead after a 49th minute goal from Patrick Bamford and a penalty from Grant Leadbitter at the 53rd minute.

Jonny Williams equalised for Sunderland five minutes later before Bamford put Middlesbrough ahead again at the 68th minute.

Sunderland got a last-minute time equaliser from Callum McManaman, who found the net six minutes into stoppage time.

Middlesbrough have moved up a place to seventh in the Championship while Sunderland stay at the bottom of the table.