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Larsson returns as Sunderland triumph

5 Nov 2016
Sebastian Larsson in action for Sunderland

Sweden midfielder back in action for first time this season as Josh Maja goal sees off Blackburn Rovers

Josh Maja scored the only goal as Sunderland beat Blackburn Rovers at Eppleton Colliery on Friday night.

The goal came after 30 minutes in a half the home side dominated, although Rovers fought hard after the break for an equaliser.

A boost for Sunderland was a first return to action this season of Sebastian Larsson, who played the first 45 minutes. 

Sunderland moved above Rovers in Group B on four points, while Burnley and Cardiff City will play their second match in the group on Tuesday, 8 November. 

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