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Boss Lee Johnson sees room for improvement after Sunderland’s latest success

Posted Wednesday, March 03, 2021 by PA5 hits

Lee Johnson wants Sunderland to keep improving after giving the push for promotion to the Championship another boost by beating Swindon.The Black Cats found it hard to break down a dogged Swindon, who have shown improvements of late to give their fight for survival in Sky Bet League One a lift.But Charlie Wyke’s 24th goal of the season with 20 minutes remaining proved the difference to ear...Full Story »

Charlie Wyke boosts Sunderland’s promotion hopes with winner against Swindon

Posted Wednesday, March 03, 2021 by PA9 hits

Sunderland moved up to fourth and within five points of second placed Hull in Sky Bet League One by beating Swindon 1-0 at the Stadium of Light.A first half with very few clear-cut chances was followed by a bit more action in the penalty area after the restart – and the winning goal.Charlie Wyke headed his 24th goal of the season with 20 minutes remaining to leave battling Swindon pointles...Full Story »

Sunderland without injured Grant Leadbitter for Swindon clash

Posted Monday, March 01, 2021 by PA5 hits

Sunderland will be without Grant Leadbitter for the visit of Swindon.Midfielder Leadbitter came on as a substitute against Crewe at the weekend but lasted only a few minutes before suffering a dislocated shoulder.Tom Flanagan and Bailey Wright are closing in on comebacks but will not be available yet.Denver Hume remains on the sidelines as he recovers from a hamstring injury.Swindon have a goalk...Full Story »

‘Individual pieces of brilliance’ help Sunderland battle back to draw at Crewe

Posted Sunday, February 28, 2021 by PA6 hits

Lee Johnson admits Sunderland were rescued by two “individual pieces of brilliance” as they came back from two-goals down to draw 2-2 at Crewe.Chris Porter and Tom Lowery had given the hosts a comfortable advantage, but Jordan Jones equalised with 14 minutes left before fellow substitute Chris Maguire equalised seven minutes into added time with a stunning long-range strike.The goals...Full Story »

Chris Maguire stoppage-time equaliser completes Sunderland comeback at Crewe

Posted Sunday, February 28, 2021 by PA11 hits

Substitute Chris Maguire rescued a point for Sunderland with a stunning stoppage-time finish as the Black Cats came from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Crewe.Chris Porter and Tom Lowery had given the hosts a comfortable half-time lead that was still intact with 15 minutes left.But substitute Jordan Jones halved the deficit before Maguire’s volley in the seventh minute of added time extended...Full Story »

Crewe set to pick from unchanged squad against Sunderland

Posted Friday, February 26, 2021 by PA11 hits

Crewe manager David Artell expects to have an unchanged squad for the visit of Sunderland.Artell switched to a 4-4-2 system against Accrington in midweek, following back-to-back defeats, and it reaped its rewards as Alex returned to winning ways. It remains to be seen if Artell sticks with that line-up on Saturday.Donervon Daniels played 90 minutes on his return from injury. It was his first app...Full Story »

Lee Johnson delighted as Sunderland see off Fleetwood without hitting top gear

Posted Wednesday, February 24, 2021 by PA8 hits

Sunderland boss Lee Johnson was delighted his side secured another three points without hitting top gear in a 2-0 victory over Fleetwood.The Black Cats made it three Sky Bet League One wins in succession for the first time this season to climb up to fifth in the table.Aiden O’Brien’s header just after the hour put Sunderland on course for victory before captain Max Power added the se...Full Story »

Aiden O’Brien and Max Power on target as Sunderland see off Fleetwood

Posted Wednesday, February 24, 2021 by PA3 hits

Sunderland moved up to fifth after claiming a third-successive Sky Bet League One win for the first time this season with a 2-0 victory over Fleetwood at the Stadium of Light.Aiden O’Brien netted a header just after the hour as the Black Cats moved up a spot in the play-off places to leave Simon Grayson’s visitors defeated for the second time under him.Sunderland, who added a second ...Full Story »

Bailey Wright will not be back for Sunderland’s game against Fleetwood

Posted Tuesday, February 23, 2021 by PA11 hits

Sunderland’s Bailey Wright is out of Tuesday night’s League One showdown with Fleetwood as he faces up to three weeks on the sidelines.The central defender suffered a tear in his calf during the Black Cats’ Papa John’s Trophy victory over Lincoln in midweek and is expected to be sidelined for two to three weeks.Like Wright, Callum McFadzean missed Saturday’s 3-0 lea...Full Story »

Lee Johnson happy as Sunderland cap successful week with victory at Burton

Posted Sunday, February 21, 2021 by PA9 hits

Lee Johnson was delighted to finish an excellent week for Sunderland with a 3-0 win over a Burton side who finished with 10 men after the second-half dismissal of left-back Josh Earl.The Black Cats secured a trip to Wembley for the EFL Trophy final for the second time in three years on Wednesday with a penalty shootout victory over Lincoln.And the following day Kyril Louis-Dreyfus became the new...Full Story »

Comfortable win at Burton sends Sunderland into play-off places

Posted Sunday, February 21, 2021 by PA3 hits

Sunderland moved back into the League One play-off places with a crushing 3-0 win over 10-man Burton.Lee Johnson’s side raced out of the blocks and after a positive start were in front on six minutes.Aiden McGeady laid a free-kick into the path of Grant Leadbitter 22 yards out and the midfielder rifled a shot home through a crowded box.Lynden Gooch, who had been denied by Burton keeper Ben...Full Story »

Lee Johnson: Sunderland stars Aiden McGeady and Charlie Wyke were just four-some

Posted Sunday, February 14, 2021 by PA9 hits

Lee Johnson praised Aiden McGeady after watching him at his “vintage” best by creating all four of Charlie Wyke’s goals to lift Sunderland back into the Sky Bet League One play-off places.McGeady sent over four crosses for Wyke to head them all beyond Doncaster goalkeeper Ellery Balcombe to seal a 4-1 win at the Stadium of Light.And on a crazy, cold afternoon on Wearside, the B...Full Story »

Charlie Wyke scores four to fire Sunderland past Doncaster and into top six

Posted Sunday, February 14, 2021 by PA8 hits

Four goals from Charlie Wyke fired Sunderland back into the top six as they plundered a 4-1 win over Sky Bet League One promotion rivals Doncaster at the Stadium of Light.The in-form striker took his tally to 21 goals in all competitions with his first-half hat-trick and a fourth effort after the restart, all created by team-mate Aiden McGeady, to secure three vital points for the Black Cats.Aft...Full Story »

Sunderland suffer Jordan Willis blow

Posted Friday, February 12, 2021 by PA11 hits

Sunderland defender Jordan Willis will miss the rest of the season after suffering a serious knee injury.Willis is due to undergo surgery on a ruptured patella tendon which forced him off just minutes into Tuesday’s defeat at Shrewsbury in Sky Bet League One.The 26-year-old had been managing a tendonitis issue in the affected area.Recent signing Ross Stewart will be sidelined for a week to...Full Story »

Harry Chapman scores again as Shrewsbury beat Sunderland

Posted Wednesday, February 10, 2021 by PA3 hits

Shrewsbury’s man of the moment Harry Chapman bagged his fourth in four games as his side came from behind to beat Sunderland 2-1.A serious injury to Sunderland’s Jordan Willis after two minutes led to a lengthy stoppage in play but when the game got back underway, the visitors were on top and took the lead on 20 minutes when Aiden O’Brien sprung the offside trap to slot home.Cu...Full Story »

Aaron Pierre misses Shrewsbury’s visit of Sunderland

Posted Tuesday, February 09, 2021 by PA14 hits

Shrewsbury defender Aaron Pierre will sit out Tuesday’s clash with Sky Bet League One promotion hopefuls Sunderland with a calf injury.The centre-back sustained the problem last week and missed the weekend victory at Swindon where Town ditched the use of wing-backs to return to a more traditional back four.Fellow defender Matthew Pennington (shoulder) and midfielder Brad Walker (ankle) are...Full Story »

Russell Martin salutes MK Dons’ character to earn a point against Sunderland

Posted Sunday, February 07, 2021 by PA4 hits

MK Dons boss Russell Martin was delighted with his side’s character to bounce back from conceding an early goal in their 2-2 draw with Sunderland.The Dons went behind in the opening five minutes at Stadium:MK as Charlie Wyke continued his hot streak in front of goal to grab his 13th league strike of the season.But two more goals within the opening 20 minutes turned the game in the hosts&rs...Full Story »

Sunderland slip out of League One play-off places after draw at MK Dons

Posted Sunday, February 07, 2021 by PA7 hits

Sunderland lost ground in the Sky Bet League One play-off race after being held to a 2-2 draw at MK Dons.The Black Cats went ahead early on through Charlie Wyke, but Joe Mason and Cameron Jerome struck back for the hosts before Luke O’Nien’s second-half equaliser.Lee Johnson’s side – who beat the Dons in the Papa John’s Trophy in midweek – slip to seventh, two...Full Story »

Zak Jules in line for MK Dons debut against Sunderland

Posted Friday, February 05, 2021 by PA11 hits

New signing Zak Jules could make his debut for MK Dons against Sunderland.Jules was cup-tied for Tuesday’s Papa John’s Trophy loss to the Black Cats, but the defender is match-fit having played regularly for Walsall before his recent move.Ethan Laird, Harry Darling and Charlie Brown are also available again after being cup-tied, but striker Will Grigg is ineligible to face his parent...Full Story »

Sunderland boss Lee Johnson rues ‘naivety’ as Gillingham pick up a point

Posted Sunday, January 31, 2021 by PA9 hits

Lee Johnson wants to erase the “naivety” in Sunderland’s play after watching Gillingham clinch a 2-2 draw at the Stadium of Light.The Gills came from behind twice to earn a point on Wearside and that prevented the Black Cats from edging even closer to the top two.Aiden McGeady had put Sunderland ahead in the sixth minute only for Alex MacDonald to level matters 20 minutes later...Full Story »

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