Sunderland set to face League Two side in third round of Papa John's Trophy

Sunderland will face League Two side Port Vale in the last sixteen of the Papa John’s Trophy.

Thursday, 10th December 2020, 11:21 am

The Black Cats sealed their spot in the third round with a 2-1 victory over Oldham Athletic on Tuesday evening – with goals from Chris Maguire and Josh Scowen sealing a come-from-behind win.

And they will now welcome the Valiants to the Stadium of Light early next year in the next stage of the competition.

The two sides last met in 2018 in an FA Cup tie, which was won by the Wearsiders.

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Sunderland are three victories away from a return to Wembley, having also reached the final of this competition in 2019.

Ties will be played on the week commencing January 11, 2021 – with winning clubs set to pocket £40,000.

Sunderland have already earned £60,000 from this season’s competition, with £20,000 of that sum coming after their win at Boundary Park in midweek.

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