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Sessegnon saves Sunderland

2011-10-29 18:24

Sunderland - Stephane Sessegnon scored with a minute left Saturday to give Sunderland a 2-2 Premier League draw against Aston Villa and overshadow the return of England striker Darren Bent to his former club.

Benin international Sessegnon stooped to head in Sebastian Larsson's free kick just four minutes after Villa defender Richard Dunne had seemed to have clinched victory with a header of his own.

Sunderland's first equalizer had come in the 38th when Connor Wickham canceled out Stilyan Petrov's stunning 20th-minute opener.

Bent was jeered throughout on his first return to Wearside since leaving in January. He missed a good chance in the 70th when he shot straight at substitute goalkeeper Kieran Westwood.

AP