Reaction from the Sunderland camp as Black Cats cruise to comfortable 3-0 win over Rochdale

Promotion-chasing Sunderland cruised to a 3-0 win over Rochdale at the Stadium of Light thanks to a brace from Lynden Gooch.

Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 12:59 pm

Our team of Phil Smith, Richard Mennear and Mark Donnelly were at the game to bring you all the action and post-match reaction with Frank Reid taking pictures from the League One clash.

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Sunderland recorded another clean sheet ahead of the weekend trip to Oxford United this Saturday, with the Black Cats up to fifth after the win.

Sunderland AFC host Rochdale at the Stadium of Light this evening.

FT Sunderland AFC 3 (Gooch, 11, 33, O'Connell OG 16) Rochdale 0

Last updated: Tuesday, 11 February, 2020, 19:50

  • Sunderland cruise to a 3-0 win over Rochdale.
  • SAFC: McLaughlin, Willis, Wright, Flanagan, O’Nien, Dobson, Power, Hume, Maguire, Wyke, Gooch.
  • SAFC subs: Burge, C McLaughlin, Ozturk, Lafferty, Scowen, Watmore, Semenyo.

Hello and welcome to our live Sunderland AFC match blog ahead of the game against Rochdale at the Stadium of Light (KO 7.45pm).

Phil Parkinson is weighing up whether to make changes for the game. We'll have all the team news as and when it happens. 

Would you make changes tonight?

Strong message from this Sunderland legend

The weather is atrocious here tonight, strong winds and rain, good job we're in the press benches....

Team news is coming up in 15 minutes here at the Stadium of Light. Will Phil Parkinson keep faith with the same XI or would you make changes for the visit of Rochdale? 

Tonight's League One fixtures

This is how the League One table is shaping up prior to kick-off

No reason to change a winning side, mind, Steve Parkin had hinted at one or two changes. He had us all going! KO is an hour away here.

The team news from this evening's game, two changes for Rochdale, Sunderland are unchanged

Rochdale missing a key man tonight

And we're off - Sunderland shooting towards the Roker End

Quiet start to proceedings here

Understandably not the biggest crowd of the season given the horrendous weather. Early corner to SAFC 

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