Sunderland came through late Port Vale rally and a floodlight failure to book their place in the second round of the Carabao Cup.
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Lee Johnson was pleased with Alex Pritchard’s debut in their win over Port Vale yesterday.
SUNDERLAND'S young guns will have gained a lot tonight from their eventful EFL cup tie win over Port Vale according to manager Lee Johnson.
Hawkes shines and Pritchard shows his quality - Sunderland player ratings as they reach EFL Cup second round
Here's how James Hunter rated the Black Cats' players following their League One first-round clash with Port Vale
* Live coverage as Sunderland lead Port Vale 2-0 * Josh Hawkes strike and Aiden O'Brien's penalty give Sunderland lead *Jamie Proctor pulls one...
As far as EFL Cup first round ties go, this one took a while to get going but it sprang into life in a game where everything seemed to happen...