LiveAccrington Stanley 0 Sunderland 2 RECAP: Lee Johnson reacts after Ross Stewart and Charlie Wyke goals at the Wham Stadium

Sunderland had to be patient as they beat Accrington Stanley 2-0 at the Wham Stadium.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 9:59 pm

Second-half goals from substitute Ross Stewart and Charlie Wyke secured the Black Cats’ seventh league win in eight games – a result which moved them up to third in the table.

Sunderland were still without a handful of first-team players at the Wham Stadium, with manager Lee Johnson later providing injury updates on Jordan Jones, Aiden O’Brien and Bailey Wright.

Scroll down to relive all the action and reaction:

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RECAP: Accrington Stanley 0 Sunderland 2 (Stewart, 61) (Wyke, 86)

Last updated: Wednesday, 17 March, 2021, 21:56

  • Sunderland XI: Burge; McLaughlin, Sanderson, O’Nien, Vokins (McFadzean, 89); Winchester, Power; McGeady (Scowen, 69), Gooch (Leadbitter, 85), Diamond (Stewart, 45); Wyke (Maguire, 89)
  • Subs: Matthews, Maguire, Scowen, Leadbitter, McFadzean, Stewart, Younger.
  • Accrington Stanley XI: Savin, Nottingham, Hughes, Burgess, Smyth, McConville, Barclay, Rodgers, Charles, Phiilips (Butcher, 78), Morgan (Russell, 78)
  • Subs: Isherwood, Butcher, Russell, Maguire, Scully, Martin, Mansell

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Lee Johnson says that Bailey Wright has suffered a slight setback on his return from injury – while also offering updates on Jordan Jones and Aiden O’Brien.

Read more HERE

Johnson on Accrington win

“I thought we showed good attitude and good energy.

“It was a difficult game. Obviously it was a battle, it was always going to be a battle – a footballing battle. Both sides tried to play but at times it did get scrappy and we had to deal with it.

“It was a good change in terms of big Rosco ready to come on. I think we needed a bit more of a platform, it was asking Charlie to do a lot against three big lads so just a little tactical tweak there and we’re delighted for him.

“We’ve missed him, I think, and now it’s one game, one goal, one medal!”

Lee Johnson reaction to come...

Full-time verdict from the Wham Stadium

Full-Time: Accrington Stanley 0 Sunderland 2

Four minutes added time

89’ Two more changes for Sunderland

86’ GOAL!!! Accrington Stanley 0 Sunderland 2 (Wyke)

That should do it.

Wyke was free to head home from Power’s in-swinging corner and Sunderland have a second.

Not the best game to watch but Sunderland look like they’ll be taking the points back to Wearside.

85’ Substitution confirmed

83’ Leadbitter coming on

78’ Double change for Accrington

75’ Scowen playing behind the strikers

Scowen is operating in a No 10 position behind Wyke and Stewart.

Looks like a 3-4-1-2 system now.

68’ McGeady makes way

He was on a yellow card.

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