SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - MAY 22: Sunderland fan Keith wearing his Sunderland AFC Mask with his name on before the Sky Bet League One Play-off Semi Final 2nd Leg match between Sunderland and Lincoln City at Stadium of Light on May 22, 2021 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The brilliant photos of Sunderland fans at the Stadium of Light for the first time in 14 months

Sunderland fans returned to the Stadium of Light on Saturday afternoon.

Sunday, 23rd May 2021, 11:43 am

Goals from Ross Stewart and Charlie Wyke put the Black Cats 2-0 ahead at the break.

That meant the aggregate score was level at 2-2 but a disappointing second half saw Lincoln City through.

But Sunderland were backed by 10,000 fans at the Stadium of Light this afternoon for the first time in 18 months.

Here, we take a look at the best pictures of Sunderland fans as they made their long-awaited return:

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