Former Premier League aspect Sunderland gained promotion to the English Championship following their 2-0 win over Wycombe in Wembley on Saturday.
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Objectives from Elliot Embleton and Ross Stewart did the magic for Sunderland who’ve been within the League for the previous 4 seasons.
1 – Since Alex Neil took cost of his first Sunderland match, the Black Cats have misplaced simply certainly one of their 18 matches, while the Scotsman has achieved promotion by way of the play-offs for the third time throughout his managerial profession (additionally Hamilton in 13-14 & Norwich in 14-15). Knack. pic.twitter.com/2nzxwNcHjZ
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Embleton gave them a Twelfth-minute lead after blasting his effort from outdoors the realm earlier than Stewart’s twenty sixth purpose of the season – his fifth in opposition to Wycombe – gave Sunderland a cushion with 11 minutes to go; the Black Cats now becoming a member of Wigan and Rotherham within the English second tier subsequent season.
Sunderland have received their first ever play-off closing because the introduction of the format in 1987.
The Black Cats are again within the Championship for the primary time because the 2017/18 season. pic.twitter.com/GzqA3GUy5C
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Veteran striker Adebayo Akinfenwa got here on for Wycombe within the closing recreation of his profession, however the 40-year-old was unable to vary the end result.