This is how Sunderland and Sheffield Wednesday fans set incredible new record

The League One play-off semi-final at the Stadium of Light between Sunderland and Sheffield Wednesday set a new attendance record.

Saturday, 7th May 2022, 2:39 pm

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Sunderland head into the return leg on Monday evening with a slender 1-0 lead thanks to Ross Stewart’s cool first half finish.

The Stadium of Light erupted as the ball hit the back of the net.

And the stunning attendance has set a new record.

A Sunderland fan at the Stadium of Light. Picture by Frank Reid.

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In total, 44,742 – including 2,000 Sheff Wed fans – attended, a record attendance for an EFL play-off semi-final.