Elliot Embleton opened the scoring for Alex Neil’s side in the 12th minute with a long-range strike which was too powerful for goalkeeper David Stockdale.
During a tense second half, Sunderland goalkeeper Anothey Patterson also made some important interventions - most notably to deny striker Sam Vokes.
Ross Stewart then doubled his side’s lead ten minutes from time after he was set up by Alex Pritchard.
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Here’s how the game played out:
RECAP: Sunderland 2 (Embleton, 12) (Stewart, 79) Wycombe 0
Last updated: Saturday, 21 May, 2022, 19:12
- Sunderland XI: Patterson, Gooch, Batth, Wright, Cirkin, Evans, O’Nien, Roberts, Pritchard (Doyle, 80), Embleton (Clarke, 61), Stewart (Broadhead, 88)
- Subs: Hoffmann, Doyle, Neil, Matete, Clarke, McGeady, Broadhead
- Wycombe XI: Stockdale, Tafazolli, Stewart, Jacobson, McCarthy, Scowen, Gape (Akinfenwa, 75), Obita (Hanlan, 65), McCleary, Horgan (Wing, 55), Vokes
- Subs: Dickinson, Grimmer, Forino, Wheeler, Wing, Hanlan, Akinfenwa
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FULL-TIME: SUNDERLAND ARE PROMOTED!!!
90+1’ Clarke denied
Another chance after Clarke charged through the Wycombe defence before Stockdale denied him in the box.
Five minutes added time
88’ SUBSTITUTION: OFF: Stewart - ON: Broadhead
Stewart makes way.
86’ Evans heads behind
Evans heads Lewis Wing’s curling shot behind for a corner.
85’ Just wide
That could have been three!
Gooch played the ball down the right for Roberts, who cut inside of Tafazolli and dragged a low shot just wide of the far post.
80’ SUBSTITUTION: ON: Doyle - OFF: Pritchard
Second change for Sunderland.