Northampton Town and Sunderland drew 0-0 at the PTS Academy Stadium.

The goalless result after a game of few chances means Keith Curle’s side have picked up 4 points in 2 home games either side of New Year’s Day, which means the Cobblers are now sitting 3 points above the relegation zone.

Northampton’s first game of 2021 was Sunderland’s first game in over 2 weeks, after a coronavirus outbreak amongst the Black Cats’ squad meant they had to cancel four games.

Nicky Adams had an early chance for the home side, with the winger curling a strike wide.

Sunderland began to assert themselves as the half progressed, as Charlie Wyke headed wide before Max Power saw a shot saved by home goalkeeper Jonathan Mitchell.

Ryan Watson saw a long ranger flash over the top just before half-time and a further chance dragged inches wide straight after the break.

Sunderland’s best chance for a winner came through Wyke, with the striker firing over from close range after an away corner lead to a goalmouth scramble.

Northampton could’ve won the game late on, with Sam Hoskins seeing a deflected strike saved by Lee Burge and Harry Smith heading wide, but that was it for action as the two sides ultimately had to settle for a point.