Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Sunderland (Agg 1-2): Late Patrick Roberts aim takes Black Cats into Sky Wager League One play-off last

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Sunderland struck late to beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 on combination and seal their spot within the Sky Wager League One play-off last.

The Black Cats took a 1-0 result in Hillsborough on Monday evening, however a Lee Gregory aim late within the second half had levelled the tie earlier than Patrick Roberts popped up with a stoppage-time winner.

It was a aim that sealed a passage to Wembley for Alex Neil’s aspect, the place they’ll face Wycombe for a spot in subsequent season’s Championship on Saturday, Might 21.

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Patrick Roberts was the hero for Sunderland as his injury-time winner despatched them to the League One play-off last.

Roberts steers Sunderland to Wembley

It was Wednesday who wanted the aim and, after a sluggish begin, they slowly took management of proceedings looking for it.

They did, in reality, battle to create something actually clear-cut within the first half, although. The closest they got here was through an acrobatic overhead kick from George Byers on 35 minutes after the ball fell to him at a nook, however it was proper at Anthony Patterson within the Sunderland aim.

There was additionally a contentious second on 42 minutes as Dennis Cirkin stumbled within the space and appeared to bundle over Josh Windass, however referee James Linington waved their protests away.

Wednesday’s risk grew all through the second half and at last strain informed on 74 minutes as they discovered a technique to degree the tie. Barry Bannan was on the coronary heart of it as his incisive move lower by means of Sunderland’s defence and located the run of Marvin Johnson, who teed it up completely from the left aspect for Gregory to show in.

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Lee Gregory scored the essential aim as Sheffield Wednesday drew degree on combination towards Sunderland of their League One play-off semi-final

However as the sport gave the impression to be heading to extra-time it was Sunderland who struck the killer blow in stoppage time, as Roberts discovered the end from Jack Clarke’s low cross to degree the leg and hand his aspect the all-important combination win.

What the managers stated…

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Sheffield Wednesday supervisor Darren Moore was left disillusioned following his aspect’s defeat within the League One playoff semi-finals to Sunderland.

Sheffield Wednesday’s Darren Moore: “I assumed it was a greater recreation from our standpoint. It was pulsating, intently fought and each groups gave every thing. The environment was electrical, however one second determined it in direction of the tip.

“The 2 targets we conceded have been each lapses of focus. The momentum was with us after we scored, however the one clear-cut probability that they had on the finish they took. You have to give them credit score for a way they stayed within the recreation. They stayed resolute.

“We’re disillusioned for the gamers however that is soccer. I’ve stated you have to take it on the chin, it has its lovely elements, and generally it might probably kick you proper the place it hurts. We’ll should regroup. It has been an excellent marketing campaign.”

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Regardless of struggling earlier heartbreak, Sunderland supervisor Alex Neil is assured they’ll achieve promotion from the League One playoff last towards Wycombe Wanderers.

Sunderland’s Alex Neil: “What we have carried out is given ourselves a possibility now. It was an enormous recreation, a troublesome recreation; we switched off as soon as within the match and it value us a aim and that was disappointing as a result of all through the sport I assumed we have been glorious. I assumed we managed spells and had some good alternatives as nicely.

“I believed a lot in the way in which we have been enjoying and the personnel on the pitch to win this particular match that I felt that, if I used to be going to alter it, I used to be going to dilute what we have been making an attempt to do. Fortunately that perception paid off and we have an opportunity to go to Wembley.

“I believe with the assumption, the run that we have been on and the very fact we hold coming again and scoring late targets and the willpower on this group, the followers will begin to imagine on this crew. We’ll do every thing we presumably can to win the sport.

“We have to ship. Wycombe are a troublesome crew and I watched them, final evening; they dig, they grind and do every thing they’ll to attempt to get the outcome – and we will should do likewise.”

Phillips: ‘Sunderland deserve to succeed in last’

Former Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips on Sky Sports activities Soccer:

“Over the 2 ties, the soccer hasn’t been nice, although there was spirit in abundance. However you must say Sunderland deserve this. Hopefully this yr is the yr, however they have a troublesome recreation towards Wycombe to come back.”

Morrison: ‘Sheff Wed would possibly battle to maintain Bannan’

Clinton Morrison on Sky Sports activities Soccer:

“Wednesday is a large membership and the followers need to see their crew enjoying larger – however you must earn that. There’s a whole lot of high quality in that squad and so they should regroup forward of subsequent season.

“The difficulty is that golf equipment will likely be circling round Barry Bannan in the summertime.”

Man of the Match – Bailey Wright

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Patrick Roberts was delighted after his late winner noticed Sunderland progress to the League One playoff last on the expense of Sheffield Wednesday.

Sunderland’s Bailey Wright on Sky Sports activities Soccer:

“Sheffield Wednesday gave us a proper good recreation over the 2 legs. We put our our bodies on the road, and once we present our high quality, we will punish groups. We had unbelievable assist tonight. That is not at all job carried out.

“Alex Neil has been class and the outcomes communicate for themselves. He has introduced a tradition to the membership and we have now an actual togetherness. He would not go away something untouched and works arduous to present us the very best platform to carry out.”

What’s subsequent?

Sunderland will face Wycombe Wanderers within the Sky Wager League One play-off last at Wembley on Saturday, Might 21, reside on Sky Sports activities Soccer.

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