Patrick Roberts’ stoppage-time objective earned Sunderland a spot within the League One play-off ultimate as they earned a 1-1 draw at Sheffield Wednesday.
The draw at Hillsborough was sufficient to ship the Black Cats to Wembley having claimed a 1-0 win within the first leg on the Stadium of Light.
Wednesday’s Lee Gregory worn out Sunderland’s first-leg benefit although, as he put the Owls 1-0 up on 74 minutes.
The dwelling facet then pushed for second on the night time, however Alex Neil’s males had different concepts.
Jack Clarke pulled away on the left flank earlier than crossing the ball low to former Manchester City teen Patrick Roberts, who fired dwelling from six-yards out.
Wednesday continued to push arduous for a winner on the night time, a head harm to the Owls’ Sam Hutchinson meant there was nonetheless seven of the allotted ten minutes of stoppage time after Roberts’ objective, but it surely was to no avail.
Darren Moore’s facet, who had been relegated from the Championship final season, will thus spend one other season in League One.
Meanwhile, Sunderland might be seeking to return to the second tier after a four-year absence, the place Gareth Ainsworth’s Wycombe Wanderers stand in the way in which.
Moore’s males had the higher of a reasonably uneventful first half – their finest probability coming when Anthony Patterson held George Byers’ well-executed bicycle kick.
Roberts fired straight at Owls goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell, earlier than Gregory levelled the tie with a close-range end as he acquired on the tip of Marvin Johnson’s reduce.
It seemed like the house facet would discover a objective to ship them to Wembley. However, Clarke, who’s on-loan from Tottenham, acquired away down the left earlier than pulling the ball again for the onrushing Roberts to transform.
Sunderland have now misplaced simply certainly one of Neil’s final 16 matches in cost, forward of their conflict in opposition to the Chairboys on May 21.
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