Nathan Broadhead scored the only goal of the game in the 10th minute after he was sent through on goal by Corry Evans.
Broadhead was then forced off with an injury before half-time and was replaced by Jack Clarke.
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Here’s how it played out at the Mazuma Stadium:
RECAP: Morecambe 0 Sunderland 1 (Broadhead, 10)
Last updated: Saturday, 30 April, 2022, 16:03
- Sunderland XI: Patterson, Wright, Batth, O’Nien, Gooch, Evans, Embleton, Roberts, Pritchard (Neil, 83), Broadhead (Clarke, 26), Stewart (Matete, 73)
- Subs: Hoffmann, Xhemajli, Hume, Matete, Neil, Clarke, McGeady
- Morecambe XI: Carson, Cooney, Bedeau, Bennett, Gibson, Fane (Diagouraga, 71), Phillips, Wildig, Connolly (Obika, 84), Stockton, Gnahoua (Ayunga, 67)
- Subs: Smith, O’Connor, Diagouraga, Obika, Ayunga, McLoughlin, McAlmont
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FULL-TIME: Morecame 0 Sunderland 1 - SUNDERLAND ARE IN THE PLAY-OFFS
90+2’ Wright heads clear
Another important header from the centre-back as Sunderland clear the danger.
Four minutes added time
86’ Neil up front
Jack Clarke is now alongside Neil up top.
84’ SUBSTITUTION: ON: Obika - OFF: Connolly
Final change for the hosts.