Sunderland, who has had to deal with blow after blow in recent years, finally has another chance to escape from League One. It reached the play-offs for promotion on Monday night, playing 1-1 against Sheffield Wednesday. This was enough, because the 1st game was won 1-0. They will meet Wycombe Wanderers in the final at Wembley.
Last season achieved the Black Cats also made the play-offs, but then stranded in the semi-finals. This year they survived that phase. It all did not go smoothly, it was only in injury time that Patrick Roberts equalized. This was necessary because fifteen minutes before time Sheffield Wednesday striker Lee Gregory scored a goal.
Light on the horizon for Sunderland
Sunderland, which had a terrible time from the 2-16/2017 season, can now finally hope for success again. Sunderland were relegated twice in a row, and they also failed in the promotion attempts. The first year in League One they almost got promoted but lost the play-off final to Charlton Athletic. In the 2nd season they finished 8th and the play-offs were far out of sight.
Now they are once again in the final of the play-offs and they can secretly hope for Championship football again. The game will take place on Saturday 21 May against Wycombe Wanderers. Those under Sunderland finished in the league.