The story of the day as Aiden McGeady's brace fires Sunderland to encouraging pre-season win at Hearts

Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now
Sunderland continued their pre-season preparations with a friendly at Hearts this weekend.

After a draw at Spennymoor Town a fortnight ago, followed by two behind closed doors fixtures against local opponents last weekend, the Black Cats headed to Tynecastle ready for a step-up in opposition.

Lee Johnson’s side have been based in Edinburgh for the majority of the week as part of a pre-season training camp and will hope to end a fruitful week with victory against the Scottish Premiership side.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

The game could saw summer signings Corry Evans and Callum Doyle handed their debuts – while Aiden McGeady featured for the first time since penning fresh contracts.

The story of the day as Aiden McGeady's brace fires Sunderland to encouraging pre-season win at HeartsThe story of the day as Aiden McGeady's brace fires Sunderland to encouraging pre-season win at Hearts
The story of the day as Aiden McGeady's brace fires Sunderland to encouraging pre-season win at Hearts

A number of the club’s promising youngsters were also be involved.

Phil Smith and Mark Donnelly were at the game for The Echo, bringing you build-up, team news, match coverage, analysis, insight, reaction and more from the pre-season fixture – which you can relive here.

A message from the Football Clubs Editor:

Our aim is to provide you with the best, most up-to-date and most informative Sunderland AFC coverage 365 days a year.

Your support is much appreciated. Richard Mennear, Football Clubs Editor

FT: Hearts 0-2 Sunderland AFC (McGeady 15, 42)

Key Events

  • Sunderland travel to Tynecastle in their second public pre-season friendly.
  • Lee Johnson is again set to experiment with his squad ahead of the new League One season.
  • SAFC XI: Patterson, Winchester, Doyle, Flanagan, Dyce, Neil, Embleton, McGeady, Gooch, O’Brien, Stewart

FT: HEARTS 0-2 SUNDERLAND

An encouraging showing from Sunderland - and the result to match!

Stay tuned for full match reaction...

That’s all, folks!

Thanks for following today’s live blog!

Make sure you head to the Echo for the latest reaction throughout the week - plus build-up to the trip to York.