Sunderland skipper Corry Evans was left on the bench by new manager Alex Neil for the away game against 10-man AFC Wimbledon in League One when the two teams faced off against each other last weekend. Corry Evans was introduced into the game just past the hour mark and he still managed to collect a yellow card as the two teams settled for a 1-1 draw.



Hosts AFC Wimbledon took the lead in the 20th minute through English midfielder Luke McCormick. Via a spot kick. Sunderland took 15 minutes to find the equaliser to ensure that the two teams went into the break on level terms. Ex-Huddersfield Town playmaker Alex Pritchard was responsible for the goal scored by the Black Cats with ten first half minutes left on the clock. The strike from Pritchard made it two goals in two league games for the midfielder.

Corry Evans came on for compatriot Carl Winchester in the middle of the park in the 62nd minute and he was booked in the 75th minute. The Northern Ireland international has now made 19 appearances in League One for Sunderland this season and he has an attacking return of one goal and one assist in those games. Ex-Blackburn Rovers star Evans scored his lone league goal for Sunderland this season during the 2-1 home loss to bottom team Doncaster Rovers in League One.

Sunderland confirmed the appointment of Alex Neil as their manager last week and the draw at AFC Wimbledon was his first game in charge of the Black Cats. In his first game as the Sunderland manager, Neil left Corry Evans on the bench. His introduction in the second half was unable to turn one point into three points asĀ  the Black Cats continue their winless league run. They are now without a victory in any of their last four league games.