Phil Parkinson reacts as Sunderland beat Oxford United 1-0 thanks to Jordan Willis' early header

Sunderland AFC head to Oxford United as they look to continue their fine form of late – and we’ve got you covered with the latest updates throughout the afternoon.

Oxford United v Sunderland AFC - LIVE updates
Oxford United v Sunderland AFC - LIVE updates

Back-to-back wins in League One have thrust the Black Cats back into the thick of the promotion race, but can they continue their run of results at the Kassam Stadium?

We’ll be bringing you team news, action, analysis, reaction and more throughout the afternoon – so simply scroll down for the latest:

FT: Oxford United 0 Sunderland AFC 1 (Willis, 2) Cats wins again!

Key Events

  • Sunderland travel to the Kassam Stadium looking to build on back-to-back home wins.
  • SAFC: J McLaughlin, Willis, Wright, Flanagan, O’Nien, Dobson, Power (C), Hume, Maguire, Wyke, Gooch
  • SAFC subs: Burge, C McLaughlin, Watmore, Scowen, Ozturk, Lafferty, Semenyo.
  • Oxford: Eastwood, Ruffels, Dickie, Moore, Brannagan, Taylor, Forde, Mousinho (C), Henry, Sykes, Agyei. 
  • Oxford subs: Stevens, Long, Mackie, Hanson, Thorne, Holland, Browne.
  • Storm Dennis is set to descend on Oxfordshire later today - with a number of EFL fixtures already called off.
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Sunderland backed by another sold-out away end today

Around 1,800 Sunderland fans have made the trip down from Wearside today, a nice 9-hour round-trip in Storm Dennis. Superb support, as ever.

We are underway here - Gooch kicks off

Sunderland are defending the car park end in the first 45 minutes. Early corner to SAFC after Hume sees effort blocked.

GOOOOOOOAAAALLLLLLL!!!!! 2' Willis heads Sunderland ahead, Maguire corner

That didn't take long! Sunderland lead 1-0. Maguire corner, Willis heads home, Sunderland fans erupt. Brilliant start. 

Sunderland ahead and the fans are in fine voice

What a start here at Oxford

Show of support from the Boro fans for Grant Leadbitter

15' 'Wise Men Say...' blasts out from the away end

Sunderland still leading here, Hume seeing plenty of the ball over on the far side. Flanagan and Willis providing width when they can. 

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