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Lincoln withstand Sunderland fightback to reach League One play-off final

Posted Sunday, May 23, 2021 by PA31 hits

Tom Hopper headed Lincoln into the Sky Bet League One play-off final at Wembley as they survived a blitz at Sunderland to keep their dreams alive.The visitors did not lay a glove on the Black Cats in the first half and saw their 2-0 first-leg advantage wiped out by goals from Ross Stewart and Charlie Wyke in front of a raucous home crowd of 9,971.However in a much-improved second-half display, s...Full Story »

Sunderland without defenders Denver Hume and Conor McLaughlin for Lincoln clash

Posted Friday, May 21, 2021 by PA35 hits

Sunderland head coach Lee Johnson will be without defenders Denver Hume and Conor McLaughlin for Saturday’s League One play-off semi-final, second leg clash with Lincoln.Full-back Hume damaged a hamstring during the 2-0 first leg defeat at the LNER Stadium on Wednesday evening, while McLaughlin has a stress fracture in his back, and neither will play again this season should the Black Cats...Full Story »

Lincoln in control of play-off tie after first-leg victory over Sunderland

Posted Thursday, May 20, 2021 by PA36 hits

Lincoln put themselves firmly in the ascendancy in their Sky Bet League One play-off tie against Sunderland after second-half goals from Tom Hopper and Brennan Johnson gave the Imps a deserved 2-0 victory.With nothing separating the sides at the break, Hopper fired Lincoln ahead after 51 minutes, before Johnson doubled the lead 15 minutes from time, although City had emergency loan goalkeeper Jo...Full Story »

Lincoln boss Michael Appleton has decisions to make for Sunderland clash

Posted Tuesday, May 18, 2021 by PA43 hits

England Under-21 goalkeeper Josef Bursik could make his Lincoln debut in Wednesday night’s Sky Bet League One play-off semi-final first leg clash with Sunderland.The Stoke keeper has joined Michael Appleton’s side on an emergency loan deal after Alex Palmer suffered a head injury in training.Defender Adam Jackson returned from a hip flexor injury as a substitute in the 0-0 draw with ...Full Story »

Lee Johnson says Sunderland will appeal against six-game ban for his assistant

Posted Sunday, May 09, 2021 by PA19 hits

Sunderland head coach Lee Johnson has suggested the club will appeal against a six-match ban dished out to his assistant Jamie McAllister by the Football Association.As things stand McAllister, who was not at the Stadium of Light as the Black Cats finished the season with a 1-1 draw, is set to be away from the dressing room for the Sky Bet League One play-off double header with Lincoln.Johnson c...Full Story »

Lincoln boss Michael Appleton looking forward to Sunderland play-off test

Posted Sunday, May 09, 2021 by PA26 hits

Lincoln boss Michael Appleton says he is relishing facing Sunderland in the Sky Bet League One play-offs.The Imps rounded off the regular season with a goalless draw against AFC Wimbledon, while the Black Cats were held 1-1 at home by Northampton.It meant the sides stayed fourth and fifth in the table, with Lincoln at home in the first leg on Wednesday, May 19 (6pm), with the second leg at the S...Full Story »

Sunderland finish fourth as Carl Winchester snatches late draw with Northampton

Posted Sunday, May 09, 2021 by PA10 hits

Sunderland will face Lincoln in the Sky Bet League One play-offs after finishing the regular season with a 1-1 draw against relegated Northampton.The Black Cats, who finished fourth, came from behind to cancel out Sam Hoskins’ 84th minute free-kick for the Cobblers by levelling three minutes later through midfielder Carl Winchester.Now Sunderland know the Imps will travel to the Stadium of...Full Story »

Lincoln set up Sunderland play-off tie with goalless draw

Posted Sunday, May 09, 2021 by PA6 hits

Lincoln will face Sunderland in the Sky Bet League One play-off semi-finals after being held to a goalless draw by AFC Wimbledon on the final day of the regular season.The result meant the Imps finished the campaign in fifth, one place below Sunderland, who drew 1-1 at home to relegated Northampton.Lincoln had the best chances in a largely uneventful first half.Morgan Rogers sent Brennan Johnson...Full Story »

Sunderland duo Charlie Wyke and Aiden McGeady set for return against Northampton

Posted Friday, May 07, 2021 by PA25 hits

Charlie Wyke and Aiden McGeady could return from injury for Sunderland’s final regular game of the Sky Bet League One season against Northampton.The duo missed last weekend’s victory at Plymouth and may be given game time at the Stadium of Light ahead of the forthcoming play-off semi-finals.Defenders Conor McLaughlin and Tom Flanagan could also return to the squad, with Flanagan rate...Full Story »

Sunderland clinch play-off place as Lynden Gooch inspires win over Plymouth

Posted Sunday, May 02, 2021 by PA13 hits

Sunderland secured their League One play-off place with a 3-1 win at Plymouth.Lynden Gooch – a thorn in Plymouth’s side throughout – set up both of Sunderland’s late goals against an Argyle side reduced to 10 men in the 64th minute.Gooch won an 84th-minute penalty, converted by Chris Maguire, following a foul by Ryan Law.Then the American’s stoppage-time shot was sa...Full Story »

Plymouth hoping to call on Conor Grant for visit of Sunderland

Posted Friday, April 30, 2021 by PA35 hits

Plymouth midfielder Conor Grant could be in contention for Saturday’s Sky Bet League One game with Sunderland.Grant, who has not featured in Argyle’s last four fixtures, has returned to training following a groin problem.Sam Woods (hamstring) and Adam Lewis (ankle) are out, while fellow defender Will Aimson is doubtful having missed last weekend’s loss at Oxford with an ankle i...Full Story »

Lee Johnson stays positive despite Sunderland’s seven-match winless run

Posted Wednesday, April 28, 2021 by PA21 hits

Lee Johnson is convinced Sunderland’s players can recover from a seven-match slump and power the Wearside club to promotion in the Sky Bet League One play-offs.Blackpool’s 1-0 victory at the Stadium of Light courtesy of Sullay Kaikai’s 56th minute thunderbolt has put both clubs on course to finish in the top six.But there is still work to be done. Sunderland, who have fallen ou...Full Story »

Sunderland still have work to do to seal play-off place after loss to Blackpool

Posted Wednesday, April 28, 2021 by PA22 hits

Sunderland still have work to do to seal a place in the Sky Bet League One play-offs after promotion rivals Blackpool secured a 1-0 win at the Stadium of Light.Sullay Kaikai’s stunning volley in the 56th minute was enough to secure the fifth-placed Seasiders three points that enhance their own top-six credentials.But the defeat for out-of-sorts Sunderland means that Lee Johnson’s sid...Full Story »

Oliver Younger could be involved when Sunderland host Blackpool

Posted Monday, April 26, 2021 by PA58 hits

Oliver Younger could make his second Sky Bet League One appearance of the season as Sunderland face potential play-off rivals Blackpool.The 21-year-old defender was not involved in Monday’s under-23s victory over Reading ahead of possibly featuring for the first team on Tuesday.Jake Vokins played 45 minutes in the 2-1 win as he nears a return to full fitness.Fellow defenders Jordan Willis,...Full Story »

Lee Johnson wants play-off spot secured before ‘resetting’ stumbling Sunderland

Posted Sunday, April 25, 2021 by PA13 hits

Sunderland head coach Lee Johnson wants his players to pick themselves up to make sure a play-off place is secured in Sky Bet League One after another frustrating day on Wearside.The Black Cats lost their nerve and balance having looked like they would cruise to victory after Charlie Wyke had scored an early double in the 3-3 draw with Accrington at the Stadium of Light.Wyke followed up a sixth-...Full Story »

Aiden McGeady doubtful for Sunderland’s home game with Accrington

Posted Thursday, April 22, 2021 by PA28 hits

Aiden McGeady is rated a 50-50 chance to be fit for Sunderland’s Sky Bet League One game against Accrington.McGeady missed the midweek draw at Hull with a swollen foot but an x-ray revealed no significant damage.Defender Tom Flanagan has had orthotics fitted as he bids to recover from a foot problem, while Conor McLaughlin is also training following a hernia.Jake Vokins has been cleared to...Full Story »

Hull take step towards promotion as Josh Magennis earns draw with Sunderland

Posted Wednesday, April 21, 2021 by PA21 hits

Hull are within touching distance of automatic promotion after a 2-2 draw with third-placed Sunderland.An immediate return to the Championship can be secured with victory over Lincoln on Saturday after Josh Magennis’ goals twice dragged City back to parity.Sunderland took the lead on 10 minutes after Jordan Jones – moments after having struck the crossbar with a header – expert...Full Story »

Hull midfielder George Honeyman should return against former club Sunderland

Posted Monday, April 19, 2021 by PA21 hits

George Honeyman should return for Hull against his former club Sunderland.The midfielder missed Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Fleetwood after picking up a knock in training.Captain Richie Smallwood and defender Reece Burke could also be available after spells on the sidelines.Thomas Mayer is out for the season with a broken metatarsal.Conor McLaughlin is missing for Sunderland after und...Full Story »

Lee Johnson says Sunderland let promotion rivals Blackpool off the hook

Posted Saturday, April 17, 2021 by PA23 hits

Lee Johnson felt Sunderland let promotion rivals Blackpool off the hook after Luke Garbutt’s goal dented the Black Cats’ top-two hopes in a 1-0 defeat.Garbutt fired home via a deflection in the second half, moments after Aiden McGeady had struck the post for the visitors at Bloomfield Road.Grant Leadbitter and Luke O’Nien also saw chances go begging as Sunderland’s automa...Full Story »

Sunderland suffer blow in promotion bid at Blackpool

Posted Saturday, April 17, 2021 by PA19 hits

Sunderland’s automatic promotion hopes suffered a big blow following a 1-0 defeat at Blackpool.Luke Garbutt scored the only goal of the game with the aid of a deflection just before the hour mark.It came just seconds after Aiden McGeady had hit the woodwork for the Black Cats.Jerry Yates had a shot comfortably saved by Lee Burge on 14 minutes, before Grant Leadbitter was denied by Chris Ma...Full Story »

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