Marco Silva watched Fulham secure a FA Cup fifth-round conflict with Leeds from the solace of the stands as Sunderland’s expectations of a 1973 gathering disintegrated.
Harry Wilson’s initial strike and last part objectives from substitute Andreas Pereira and Layvin Kurzawa procured the Londoners a 3-2 fourth-round replay triumph at the Arena of Light when their supervisor had to sit down among a horde of 29,651 as he served a touchline ban.
Their prize is a home conflict with Leeds, who left head coach Jesse Marsch on Monday.
For Sky Bet Championship Sunderland, who hauled themselves back into it at 2-1 graciousness of Jack Clarke’s twisted exertion and 3-2 through substitute Jewison Bennette, the fantasy of a get-together with the club they broadly beat in 1973 last vanished regardless of a purposeful fightback.
Once more, an energetic line-up – nine of Tony Mowbray’s beginning XI were matured 23 or under with 15-year-old Chris Rigg among the substitutes – dropped behind with eight minutes gone when Carlos Vinicius did nicely to keep off his marker also lay the ball back to Wilson, who cut into the bottom corner with the beyond his left foot.
The blend of Tom Cairney, Wilson and the perilous Estate Solomon over and overextended the Black Cats, who battled to break out of their half regardless of the best endeavours of the vivacious Amad Diallo and Abdoullah Ba.
Wilson could have multiplied his count with 25 minutes pursued, taking out Patrick Roberts’ not well-made decision about a cross-field pass to Aji Alese and dashing in on the objective, even though goalkeeper Anthony Patterson effectively guaranteed his frail endeavour, and the Wales international barely missed the objective after being played in by Cairney minutes after the fact.
The home side constrained their direction into the game in the last option phases of the half, with Clarke seeing a diverted exertion hacked away before Amad’s plunging thunderclap caused goalkeeper Marek Rodak a wide range of issues.
Sunderland returned after the break still a lot of in the tie, even though their undertaking still needed to be made simpler by Silva’s presentation of Aleksandar Mitrovic and Pereira before play continued.
Pereira nearly had a quick effect when he parted from somewhere inside his half and joined Solomon and also Wilson to set up Cairney to fire wide.
The Black Cats answered in kind, Dan Neil twisting simply past the post from the edge of the case before Rodak needed to dismiss Roberts’ strike, and it took objective line freedom by Shane Duffy to deny Amad a 57th-minute balancer.
In any case, they fell further behind in around two minutes when previous Newcastle striker Mitrovic dragged the ball back for Pereira to fire home from short proximity.
Clarke gave the hosts trust when he dispatched a twisting 77th-minute shot into Rodak’s top corner, yet Kurzawa reestablished the guests’ two-objective benefit in something like five minutes, albeit substitute Bennette diminished the shortfall by and by as the game entered stoppage time, impossible that back.
Sunderland returns to activity in the Championship on Saturday with the visit of Perusing; it starts at 3 pm.
Fulham has Nottingham Forest in the Premier League at Premier League on Saturday, starting at 3 pm.