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VIDEO: Sunderland fans celebrations spill out onto pitch after late winner – a few get taken away

A dramatic late winner in a League One match this afternoon has seen a couple of supporters get taken away after the celebrations spilled out onto the pitch.

Host side Rochdale got themselves in front after 28 minutes thanks to Ian Henderson finding the net to break the deadlock.

Relegation threatened Dale came close again when Oliver Rathbone’s dipping half-volley from distance bounces just wide of the upright.

The Black Cats got themselves level just around 10 minutes into the second half when Charlie Wyke held off the defender, turned, and then fired into the bottom corner.

Then in the 88th minute, George Honeyman sent the 3,378 Sunderland fans absolutely bonkers.

The goalscorer legged it towards the celebrating away end then slid down the touchline before a few fans ran on to join the players. One of them got back into the stand, two however looked to be whisked away by security.

Watch the jubilant scenes in the video below…

The result meant that Jack Ross’ side are now level on points and have two games in hand over second place Barnsley, who lost 3-1 at Burton Albion.

Defeat for Rochdale means they remain 23rd in the League One and are one point from safety with a game in hands over sides above them.


After the final whistle, fans of both Sunderland and Rochdale took to Twitter to given their thoughts, there was also a lot of love for those celebrations late on in the game – find out what fans had to say on the next page.


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