Clarke and Pritchard shine: Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Sunderland player ratings

Sunderland will face Wycombe Wanderers in the League One play-off final after their 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsbrorough was enough to send them through 2-1 on aggregate.

Patrick Roberts scored in injury-time to level for Alex Neil’s men on the night after Lee Gregory had given the hosts the lead in the second half, to level the scores over the tie. But Roberts was the man of the moment, converting Clarke’s cross from close range to the delight of the traveling supporters.

The Black Cats will face a Wycombe side who finished sixth in the League One table, but who overcame MK Dons 2-1 over two legs to book their place in the Wembley showdown.

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Here’s how James Hunter rated the Black Cats players.

Anthony Patterson 7

Little he could do about the goal and was otherwise solid

Lynden Gooch 6

Had a tough night against Johnson but stuck to his task

Bailey Wright 7

Excellent at the heart of defense

Danny Batth 6

Should have done better for the goal

Dennis Cirkin 7

A decent night’s work on the left side of defense

Luke O’Nien 5

Gave the ball away too many times

Corry Evans 7

Tried to calm things down in the middle of the park

Patrick Roberts 7

Always a threat and his late goal sent Sunderland to Wembley

Alex Pritchard 7

Wednesday could not get the ball off him

Jack Clarke 8

Brilliant from start to finish, and he provided the assist for the goal

Ross Stewart 6

Battled away against Wednesday’s three-man defense


Nathan BroadheadN/A

For Roberts 90+7mins.

Jay Matete N/A

For Pritchard 90+7mins.

Callum Doyle N/A

For Clarke 90+8mins.

Not used: Hoffmann, Embleton, Neil, Hume

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