Sunderland vs Wycombe Wanderers: The Black Cats go up to the Championship after languishing in League One for four years

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Sunderland vs Wycombe Wanderers, The Black Cats go up to the Championship after languishing in League One for four years

Sunderland vs Wycombe Wanderers
Sky Bet League One
Wembley Stadium

Match report

Full time score: Sunderland AFC 2-0 Wycombe Wanderers

Sunderland AFC: Patterson; Gooch, Batth, Wright, Cirkin; Evans ©, O’Nien; Roberts, Pritchard (Doyle 80’), Embleton (Clarke 60’); Stewart (Broadhead 88’).

Subs not used: Hoffmann, Neil, Matete, McGeady.

Wycombe Wanderers: Stockdale; McCarthy, Stewart, Tafazolli, Jacobson; Gape (Akinfenwa 75’) Scowen; McCleary, Horgan (Wing 55’), Obita (Hanlan 65’); Vokes.

Subs not used: Dickinson, Forino, Grimmer, Wheeler.

Sunderland vs Wycombe Wanderers: Post match reactions

Sunderland boss Alex Neil: “I thought we deserved to win. Wycombe have done great this season, we knew a lot of people had heavily backed us, but that’s normal for us.

“We coped with that really well, the lads deserve it. I’m buzzing for them, and the fans. This club shouldn’t be where it is, and this is the first step towards getting us back where we want to be.

“The biggest pressure was from myself – the hierarchy, the people who own the club, that’s not what was discussed. How can you help us, how can you fix the things that need fixing?

Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth: “The better team won today. I can’t sit here and pretend that we were better than Sunderland. I thought at 1-0 there were a few nerves from them and they had chances, but they’ve got some good players. Congratulations to Sunderland, they deserve to be in the Championship next season.

“We’ll go again and dust ourselves off. I’ve got a great set of boys and I’m really proud of them. But it was Sunderland’s day today.”

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