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Ross sees the bigger picture after Sunderland get their first win

Posted Saturday, August 17, 2019 by PA6 hits

Manager Jack Ross was keen to play down the significance of Sunderland’s first win of the Sky Bet League One after his side came from behind to beat Portsmouth 2-1.The Black Cats had conceded the opening goal in each of their first two games, against Oxford and Ipswich, and gone on to draw both 1-1.So to recover from Marcus Harness’ opener to record their first victory of the campaig...Full Story »

Sunderland come from behind to sink Portsmouth

Posted Saturday, August 17, 2019 by PA7 hits

Sunderland won their first Sky Bet League One match of the season and inflicted a second defeat on Portsmouth.There was little to choose between the sides, fifth and sixth last term, in their five meetings in 2019-20, and this game at the Stadium of Light was no different.It looked significant, therefore, when summer signing Marcus Harness made the most of Max Power’s sloppy pass to put hi...Full Story »

Potential McGeouch return for Sunderland ahead of Portsmouth encounter

Posted Friday, August 16, 2019 by PA7 hits

Sunderland manager Jack Ross could welcome back defender Denver Hume and former Scotland international Dylan McGeouch for Saturday’s early League One kick-off against Portsmouth.Hume (groin) and McGeouch (ankle), who appeared in the opening league draws against Oxford and Ipswich, both missed out on the Black Cats’ 3-1 Carabao Cup win at Accrington but are set to return on Saturday.T...Full Story »

McNulty, McGeady and Wyke on target in Sunderland’s win at Accrington

Posted Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by PA11 hits

Aiden McGeady and Charlie Wyke scored late goals to give Sunderland a 3-1 victory over Accrington Stanley in the Carabao Cup.Boss Jack Ross made six changes to the side which drew with Ipswich at the weekend for the first round tie.The visitors were on the front foot early on and opened the scoring on 17 minutes when Chris Maguire found Marc McNulty and he fired into the far corner of the net &n...Full Story »

Sunderland hit back for point at Ipswich

Posted Sunday, August 11, 2019 by PA1 hits

A second-half equaliser from Lynden Gooch earned Sunderland a point against Ipswich as an entertaining encounter ended 1-1 at Portman Road.Roared on by a vocal home crowd, Ipswich got off to a dream start in the 15th minute when Danny Rowe’s touch found Luke Garbutt, who squeezed the ball home from a tight angle.The Blues continued to press and in the 23rd minute Cole Skuse’s effort ...Full Story »

Ross rues early goal after Sunderland held by Oxford

Posted Sunday, August 04, 2019 by PA14 hits

Sunderland manager Jack Ross admitted his side had lapsed into some costly bad habits as they drew their opening game of the Sky Bet League One season with Oxford.Lynden Gooch’s penalty salvaged a 1-1 draw after Oxford midfielder Tariqe Fosu had opened the scoring, but after drawing 19 of their 46 league matches last season, Ross was frustrated at another failure to claim maximum points on...Full Story »

Gooch penalty rescues draw for Sunderland

Posted Sunday, August 04, 2019 by PA6 hits

Sunderland’s status as Sky Bet League One’s draw specialists carried over from last season as they suffered a frustrating start to the new campaign at the Stadium of Light.Lynden Gooch’s second-half penalty cancelled out Tariqe Fosu’s early opener for Oxford, but Jack Ross’ side – who recorded a league-high 19 draws last season – will still be frustrated...Full Story »

Honeyman exit hits Sunderland ahead of Oxford clash

Posted Friday, August 02, 2019 by PA19 hits

Sunderland’s preparations for the new season have been thrown into turmoil by the surprise departure of Black Cats captain George Honeyman.Pending a medical, Honeyman has signed for Championship side Hull leaving boss Jack Ross seeking a replacement skipper ahead of the new campaign.Ross will be without Aiden McGeady for the season-opener against Oxford but the Republic of Ireland internat...Full Story »

Jack Ross happy to silence the critics after Sunderland reach Wembley

Posted Friday, May 17, 2019 by PA49 hits

Sunderland manager Jack Ross believes his side have answered some of their critics by reaching the Sky Bet League One play-off final with victory over Portsmouth.The Black Cats dropped out of contention for automatic promotion after registering just one win from their final seven games.But they remain on course for an immediate return to the Championship after a dogged goalless draw at Fratton P...Full Story »

Sunderland heading for Wembley after Fratton Park stalemate

Posted Friday, May 17, 2019 by PA46 hits

Sunderland scraped through to the Sky Bet League One play-off final after grinding out a goalless draw with Portsmouth in a feisty encounter at Fratton Park.The south coast stalemate saw the Black Cats progress to Wembley 1-0 on aggregate to keep alive their hopes of an immediate return to the Championship.Chris Maguire’s thunderous first-leg volley proved decisive, setting up a clash with...Full Story »

Portsmouth vs Sunderland - Brown and Pitman face fitness tests ahead of Sunderland play-off

Posted Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by PA95 hits

Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett will give Lee Brown and Brett Pitman every chance to prove their fitness ahead of Thursday night’s League One play-off decider against Sunderland.Full-back Brown and striker Pitman missed Saturday evening’s 1-0 semi-final first-leg defeat at the Stadium of Light with Achilles and hamstring injuries respectively, but have returned to training, albeit away...Full Story »

Sunderland planning to appeal against Ozturk dismissal

Posted Sunday, May 12, 2019 by PA58 hits

Sunderland will appeal against Alim Ozturk’s red card in the first leg of their League One play-off semi-final against Portsmouth.Chris Maguire’s 62nd-minute winner means Sunderland will take a 1-0 lead to Fratton Park on Thursday night, and Jack Ross is hoping he will be able to select Ozturk in his starting line-up despite the Turkish centre-back being dismissed in the first leg.Oz...Full Story »

Sunderland seal first-leg led despite finishing with 10 men

Posted Sunday, May 12, 2019 by PA57 hits

Sunderland will take a one-goal lead to Fratton Park on Thursday night after they shrugged off the second-half dismissal of Alim Ozturk to claim a 1-0 win over Portsmouth in the first leg of their League One play-off semi-final.Chris Maguire scored the only goal of the game midway through the second half, smashing home a first-time volley just five minutes after leaving the substitutes’ be...Full Story »

McGeady returns as Sunderland face Portsmouth in play-offs

Posted Friday, May 10, 2019 by PA43 hits

Sunderland boss Jack Ross will have a trio of key men back at his disposal for Saturday evening’s League One play-off semi-final, first-leg clash with Portsmouth.Winger Aiden McGeady missed the back-to-back defeats by Fleetwood and Southend as he rested the foot injury with which he had been playing after pain-killing injections, but is available once again.Midfielders Lee Cattermole (mino...Full Story »

Stephen Humphrys set to start as Southend target survival against Sunderland

Posted Thursday, May 02, 2019 by PA44 hits

Southend boss Kevin Bond could take a gamble on striker Stephen Humphrys as he looks to secure the club’s League One status against promotion hopefuls Sunderland.Humphrys has not been involved since suffering a fractured nose, cheekbone and eye socket at Accrington on February 23 and is short of match fitness, but could be involved in the club’s hour of need.Midfielder Luke Hyam is a...Full Story »

Jack Ross angered by manner of Sunderland’s defeat at Fleetwood

Posted Wednesday, May 01, 2019 by PA48 hits

Sunderland boss Jack Ross was angry after his side saw their slim automatic promotion hopes ended following a 2-1 defeat at Fleetwood.The Black Cats had to win to stand any chance of catching Luton and Barnsley but despite going in front through Lee Cattermole’s header, second-half goals from Paddy Madden and Ashley Eastham ensured the play-offs beckon.Ross said: “We can’t keep...Full Story »

Fleetwood defeat sees Sunderland’s automatic promotion hopes ended

Posted Wednesday, May 01, 2019 by PA42 hits

Sunderland’s Sky Bet League One automatic promotion dreams are over after they lost 2-1 away at Fleetwood.Lee Cattermole gave the visitors the lead but Paddy Madden and Ashley Eastham secured the points for the home side.Sunderland created early chances when Max Power was kept out by goalkeeper Alex Cairns after good work from Chris Maguire before Will Grigg struck the crossbar.Jack Ross&r...Full Story »

Harry Souttar back to boost Fleetwood for Sunderland clash

Posted Tuesday, April 30, 2019 by PA61 hits

Fleetwood defender Harry Souttar will return to contention for the Sky Bet League One clash with promotion hopefuls Sunderland after suspension.The 20-year-old, who is on loan from Stoke, has completed the three-match ban he received for his sending-off at Barnsley and is available once again.However, manager Joey Barton will still be without Nathan Sheron as he serves the second instalment of a...Full Story »

Draw is of little help to Sunderland and Portsmouth

Posted Sunday, April 28, 2019 by PA35 hits

Sunderland and Portsmouth played out a feisty 1-1 draw that did little for either side’s hopes of gaining automatic promotion from Sky Bet League One.Tom Flanagan’s opener for the hosts was cancelled out by Jamal Lowe’s strike in front of 41,129 at the Stadium of Light.Pompey’s goal was followed by a five-minute stoppage after an away fan threw a smoke bomb into the Sunde...Full Story »

Ross admits late leveller left Sunderland flat

Posted Tuesday, April 23, 2019 by PA36 hits

Jack Ross admitted Sunderland will need a big lift after a late equaliser condemned them to a 1-1 draw at Peterborough which could prove fatal for their automatic promotion hopes.Matt Godden rescued a point for Posh in the first minute of added time, just four minutes after Max Power had fired in a 25-yard opener.Power’s strike sparked wild scenes in the away end, with one fan being arrest...Full Story »

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