Sunderland book League One final spot after cagey draw with Portsmouth

16 May 2019 08:53
After the darkness of the last three seasons, perhaps there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel for Sunderland’s long-suffering supporters. Faced with a vociferous Portsmouth crowd baying for blood, Jack Ross’s side stood firm to seal their place in the League One play-off final against either Charlton or Doncaster with a defensive performance of real maturity. It was no less than they deserved against opponents who never really offered enough of a threat going forward in a display that was most uncharacteristic of a side managed by Kenny Jackett.This was the fifth time these two sides have met this season, with Portsmouth’s victory in the Checkatrade Trophy still fresh in the memory for the 30,000 Sunderland supporters who made the trip to Wembley at the end of March. Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian