Sunderland 0 Sheffield Wednesday 0 LIVE: Updates and analysis of bumper crowd attendance in a huge League One play-off semi-final clash
A bumper crowd will be in attendance at the Stadium of Light – and we’ve got all the action covered in what will be an emotional and passionate first leg.
The sides will meet at Hillsborough on Monday for the second leg of the reverse fixture before the prospect of yet another Sunderland win.
Both sides are in the play-offs heading into the form of a rich vein, while the regular league campaign has just separated them.
We’ll have all the action, analysis, reaction and more throughout the night:
Last updated: Friday, 06 May, 2022, 20:19
- Sunderland XI: Patterson, Wright, Batth, Cirkin, Gooch, Evans, O’Nien, Clarke, Roberts, Pritchard, Stewart
- Subs: Hoffmann, Doyle, Hume, Embleton, Neil, Matete, McGeady
- Sheffield Wednesday XI: Peacock-Farrell, Palmer, Storey, Dean, Hutchinson, Johnson, Byers, Luongo, Bannan, Berahino, Gregory
- Subs: Wildsmith, Hunt, Dunkley, Dele-Bashiru, Mendez-Laing, Windass, Paterson
32 ‘A Lack of Numbers in the Box
Sunderland have seen more of the ball but not many of the men in the box to try and pick out.
Gooch has just delivered a cross from the right which was cleared, with Stewart going up three Wednesday center-backs.
25 ‘Patterson called into action
Gregory’s tame header was comfortably saved by Patterson on Wednesday.
Sunderland’s point of view from a lift with The Game Could Do.
Proceedings of the Sting Out of the 24 ‘Wednesday
21 ‘Wright stands his ground
Sunderland just have to be careful and they don’t have the concession to own and allow Wednesday to hit them.
Cirkin gave the ball away to Berahino, and the striker was released by Gregory who tackled Wright.
Bailey Wright is the lineman who shouted and felt his shirt was pulled off Dean in the box.
Nothing was given but Wednesday look tentative when defending set-pieces.
16 ‘Gooch from Good Defending
‘Goooooooch,’ shouted out the right-back stops after the home fans’ Berahino running down the flank.
The visitors are not really threatened but they still have lots of quality in their ranks.
12 ‘Corners from Sunderland Threatening
This has been a positive start.
Stewart and Batth have dangerous corners from just gone.
The hosts are the dominant possession and keep the ball content behind their shape and get men.
7 ‘First shot on target
Roberts cuts to the right and draws a save from Peacock-Farrell as the goal at the Sunderland Register’s first attempt.
Good work from Stewart on the build-up.