On Saturday, 21st May Sunderland will play Wycombe at Wembley in the League One play off final. He’s all the details you need to know ahead of the Black Cats biggest game of the season.
The game will take place at the home of English football, Wembley Stadium in London. It will be Sunderland’s fifth trip to the stadium in the last eight years previously getting there through the League Cup Final against Manchester City, League One play off Final against Charlton, and EFL trophy finals against Portsmouth and Tranmere. However, the latter had no fans in attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic but is also the only match that Sunderland have been successful in.
The form guide is a good look for Sunderland fans. After Patrick Roberts’ last minute equaliser in the play off semi final second leg against Sheffield Wednesday, the black cats unbeaten run went to 15 games with nine wins and six draws. However, Wycombe have a very similar run of form with only one defeat in their last 13 and that came in the way of MK Dons in the play off semi final second leg but their result in the first leg meant that the Wanderers progressed to final anyway.
In terms of head to head this season Sunderland we’re 3-1 winners at the stadium of light back in August through a brace from Ross Stewart and Elliot Embleton grabbing the third. In the reverse fixture at Adam’s park the points were shared in a six goal thriller with Ross Stewart making it 2-3 in the 93rd minute looking to win it for Sunderland but a 98th minute equaliser through Joe Jacobson snatched a draw for Wycombe.
In terms of an injury update for Sunderland, Carl Winchester and long term sidelined players Jordan Willis and Niall Huggins will all miss the final on the 21st. It is expected that star player Nathan Broadhead will be fully fit going into the final. Broadhead was subbed off on the final day of the regular season through injury and missed the play off semi final first leg at The Stadium of Light. However he did make a 5 minute cameo in the second leg.
Ticket information can be found at: https://safc.com/news/ticket-news/2022/may/play-off-final-ticket-information but if you can’t be there in person, the match will be shown live on Sky Sports Football with coverage beginning at 2:00 p.m.