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Plymouth Argyle 0 Sunderland 0: Today’s story as Alex Neil’s side return to League One play-offs

The result took the Black Cats back into the Ligue 1 play-offs with three games to go, and their fate remains in their hands.

Wycombe were also held 1-1 at AFC Wimbledon to keep the Chairboys level on points with Sunderland having played one game more.

The Black Cats will now prepare for Saturday’s home game against Cambridge, ahead of games against Rotherham and Morecambe.

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Sunderland striker Nathan Broadhead.

Here’s how the game went:

Last update: Monday, April 18, 2022, 6:34 p.m.

  • Sunderland XI: Patterson, Winchester, Wright, Cirkin, O’Nien (Gooch, 75), Matete (Neil, 80), Evans, Clarke, Embleton (Roberts, 76), Broadhead, Stewart
  • Subs: Burge, Batth, Hume, Xhemajli, Gooch, Neil, Roberts
  • Plymouth XI: Cooper, Wilson, Gillesphey, Scarr, Grant, Sessesnon, Camara (Randell, 66), Houghton, Mayor, Ennis (Jephcott, 76), Hardie (Garrick, 82)
  • Subs: Burton, Law, Crichlow, Broom, Randell, Garrick, Jephcott

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Full Time Thoughts from Home Park

Full time: Plymouth 0 Sunderland 0

Clarke’s free kick goes straight to the goalkeeper.

Plymouth finish strong.

This time, Sessegnon’s cross from the right found Grant at the far post and the latter’s shot was deflected for a corner.

The delivery went straight to the goal.

Wycombe are also tied at AFC Wimbledon.

This game could still go either way.

Sunderland caused more problems in the second half, but Plymouth still create openings.

Gillesphey’s cross from the left was deflected in the air by Wright before Patterson recovered the loose ball.

82′ Last change for Plymouth

Jordon Garrick replaces Hardie for Plymouth’s latest substitution.