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Jozy Altidore's first Sunderland goal helped spark a comeback that prevented the Black Cats from suffering an embarrassing result against a lower-tier foe.

Altidore scored in the 78th minute of Sunderland's come-from-behind, 4-2 victory over League One's Milton Keynes Dons in the second round of the Capital One Cup, kicking off a run of four unanswered goals to open his account in celebratory fashion at the Stadium of Light.

Connor Wickham netted an equalizer and the game-winner -- which came off a quick restart off a free kick drawn and taken by Altidore -- and Adam Johnson polished off the result in stoppage time to ensure that Sunderland, which trailed 2-0 after 55 minutes, advanced.

Altidore, who scored 50 goals in all competitions for AZ Alkmaar over the last two seasons, is currently on a five-game international scoring streak for the U.S. national team. He most recently tallied a hat trick to lead another come-from-behind effort, a 4-3 victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina in Sarajevo earlier in August.

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