Sunderland 3rds were unlucky to not take at least a point on a wet, disappointing afternoon in Silksworth.

Scoring was opened in the first 15 minutes, as the Leeds City attack caught a dawdling Sunderland defence in possession and finished with their first chance of the game.

Sunderland answered only moments later in the 18th minute of play however, with a textbook goal-line scramble ending in the ball being fired into the back of the net to bring the sides level.

In the 30th minute, Leeds City retook their one goal lead with an effort from outside the box finding the bottom corner of the Sunderland net.

Once again Sunderland waited only moments to grab themselves an equaliser, with a pinpoint accurate diagonal ball from right back, controlled well and finished emphatically into the top right corner.

On the brink of half time however, Leeds City sunk Sunderland hopes with two quickfire goals. The first being a ball that fell kindly to a Leeds forward in the box, which was finished easily.

The second, a curled effort from outside of the box, and the keeper was unable to stop the ball finding the bottom corner once more.

The conditions started taking their toll on the game, and a much subdued half took place.

The third Sunderland goal came from a hopeful ball over the top, which found winger Fahad Almulla, who finished with a fantastic lob to beat the Leeds keeper.

The result leaves Sunderland thirds still in 6th position in the league while Leeds City leapfrog York St Johns’ into third in the league.