Result: Sunderland edge out Kidderminster Harriers

Sunderland squeeze past Kidderminster Harriers in the FA Cup thanks to a goal from Charis Mavrias.

Sunderland squeezed past non-league Kidderminster Harriers 1-0 at the Stadium of Light in the FA Cup this afternoon.

Charias Mavrias's goal after five minutes was enough for the Black Cats to book their place in the next round.

The Greek winger gave the home side the lead when he drilled a low shot into the bottom corner after he managed to escape the attention of a couple of challenges.

Charis Mavrias of Sunderland celebrates with team mates after scoring during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Sunderland and Kidderminster Harriers at the Stadium of Light on January 25, 2014© Getty Images

Mavrias was involved again on 25 minutes when he set up Emmanuel Giaccherini, but the Italian could only flash his shot over the bar inside the area.

Michael Gash has been lively for the visitors and he perhaps should have scored when going through on goal, but the forward was denied by debutant goalkeeper Oscar Ustari.

El-Hadji Ba had an effort for the Black Cats after the restart but it was comfortably held by Lewis after coming through a crowded penalty area.

Santiago Vergini nearly marked his Sunderland debut with a goal, but he headed wide at the back post with 15 minutes remaining.

Charis Mavrias of Sunderland celebrates with team mates after scoring during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Sunderland and Kidderminster Harriers at the Stadium of Light on January 25, 2014
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