Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Sunderland (agg 1-2): Black Cats to face Wycombe in play-off final

Patrick Roberts celebrates scoring for Sunderland

Sunderland will play Wycombe in the League One play-off final after Patrick Roberts’ stoppage-time goal at Sheffield Wednesday.

The Black Cats had led 1-0 from the first leg but Lee Gregory wiped out their advantage in the second half.

Wednesday then looked the more likely to go on and get a second but the Wearsiders caught them cold.

Jack Clarke escaped down the left and pulled the ball back for Roberts to crash a shot home.

After levelling the tie on aggregate, Wednesday still had time to try to find a second goal that would have sent the tie to extra time because of the 10 minutes of time added on because of Sam Hutchinson’s head injury – but they could not fashion one more big chance.

They will now spend at least another campaign the third tier after being relegated from the Championship on the final day last season.

Sunderland’s progress means that the play-off final will be contested by the teams who finished fifth and sixth in League One, after the Chairboy got past third-placed MK Dons.

Alex Neil will look to guide them to a victory at Wembley to end their four-year spell in League One after their successive relegations from the Premier League.

Wednesday had the better of a tetchy first half but the closest they came to a goal was when Anthony Patterson easily held George Byers’ well-executed bicycle kick.

Roberts sent a shot straight at home goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell after an enterprising run from Clarke, before Gregory levelled the tie with a close-range finish after Barry Bannan’s incisive pass had freed Marvin Johnson down the inside left and he cut back first time.

Thereafter it looked like the home side were the more likely to go on and find a second goal that would have taken them to Wembley.

However, Tottenham loanee Clarke got away down the left and pulled the ball back for the onrushing Roberts to convert and spark wild celebrations among the travelling fans.

More to follow.


Sheff Wed

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Peacock-Farrell
  • 38Storey
  • 16DeanBooked at 77mins
  • 5HutchinsonSubstituted forPalmerat 70′minutes
  • 32HuntSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 71′minutes
  • 14ByersBooked at 24minsSubstituted forBerahinoat 90+5′minutes
  • 21Luongo
  • 18Johnson
  • 10BannanBooked at 27mins
  • 11WindassSubstituted forPatersonat 78′minutes
  • 9Gregory


  • 2Palmer
  • 13Paterson
  • 20Kamberi
  • 22Dunkley
  • 24Berahino
  • 28Wildsmith
  • 41Mendez-Laing


Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 20Patterson
  • 26Wright
  • 5Batth
  • 17Cirkin
  • 11Gooch
  • 13O’Nien
  • 4Evans
  • 25ClarkeSubstituted forDoyleat 90+8′minutes
  • 21PritchardSubstituted forMateteat 90+7′minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 77RobertsSubstituted forBroadheadat 90+7′minutes
  • 14StewartBooked at 45mins


  • 6Doyle
  • 8Embleton
  • 9Broadhead
  • 24Neil
  • 27Matete
  • 32Hume
  • 39Hoffmann

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Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Sunderland 1.

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