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Sunderland 1 Sheffield Wednesday 0: The story of the night as Ross Stewart’s goal puts Cats ahead in League One play-off semi-final

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Sunderland had chances to double their lead in the second half as Alex Pritchard hit the crossbar.

The hosts were also forced to defend their advantage in the closing stages, but kept their clean sheet.

Here’s how the match went:

Alex Pritchard plays against Sheffield on Wednesday.

Last update: Saturday 07 May 2022, 07:01

  • Sunderland XI: Patterson, Wright, Batth, Cirkin, Gooch, Evans, O’Nien, Clarke (Doyle, 90+3), Roberts (Embleton, 81), Pritchard (Matete, 81), Stewart
  • Subs: Hoffmann, Doyle, Hume, Embleton, Neil, Matete, McGeady
  • Sheffield Wednesday XI: Peacock-Farrell, Palmer, Storey, Dean, Hutchinson, Johnson, Byers, Luongo, Bannan, Berahino (Windass, 56), Gregory
  • Subs: Wildsmith, Hunt, Dunkley, Dele-Bashiru, Mendez-Laing, Windass, Paterson

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Full Time Thoughts from the Stadium of Light

FULL TIME: Sunderland 1 Sheffield Wednesday 0

90+3′ Stewart does his defensive job

Stewart clears Bannan’s corner.

Important intervention of the attacker.

Doyle replaced Clarke.

90+2′ Big Bath Block

Wednesday we apply more pressure but Batth has just made an excellent counter to deny Windass.

89′ Chance for a second!

That would have been a huge goal.

Cirkin’s clearance caused chaos at the back for Wednesday and Peacock-Farrell’s header clearance attempt fell on Stewart.

The goalkeeper manages to get back on his line before the attacker fires a low shot to the side.