Luke O'Nien jumps on a Sunderland fan after Lynden Gooch's late leveller in the 2-2 draw at Walsall
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VIDEO: Sunderland’s Luke O’Nien jumps on celebrating fan after late equaliser at Walsall

Ten-man Mackems battle back from 2-0 down.



Sunderland midfielder Luke O’Nien leaped on top of a celebrating fan after Lynden Gooch’s late equaliser in the 2-2 draw against Walsall.

Jack Ross’s Mackems were reduced to ten men midway through the first half when Max Power was shown a straight red card for a bad challenge on Liam Kinsella.

It was the midfielder’s third sending off of the season, but Ross described it as “unjust” and announced his intention to appeal it.

Walsall then raced into a two-goal lead at their Bescot Stadium ground, with goals early in the second half from Josh Gordon and Josh Ginnelly.

Aiden McGeady halved the deficit just after the hour mark, with Gooch converting at the end of normal time to spark wild celebrations among the travelling supporters.

Some of them poured over the advertising hoardings, with one man taking a tumble over a board and ending up flat on the turf.

For reasons best known to himself, O’Nien ran over and jumped on top of him to share in the elation.

Formerly of Wycombe Wanderers, O’Nien qualifies to play for Singapore through his maternal grandfather, while his great-uncle was eminent politician Lim Kim San.