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Report | Wednesday 0-3 Sunderland

29 September 2023

Match Reports

Report | Wednesday 0-3 Sunderland

29 September 2023

Wednesday were beaten 3-0 at Hillsborough by a rampant Sunderland.

The Black Cats turned in an exhilarating first half display as Daniel Ballard’s opener was complemented by a Jack Clarke brace to all but put the contest to bed by the interval.

The second half was effectively academic and Wednesday’s hunt for that elusive first win continues.

The worst possible start unfolded as the visitors raced into an early two-goal lead.

Five minutes in, Alex Pritchard swung over a deep corner that Ballard planted home at the back post.


Then just three minutes later, Clarke took possession on the left flank and showed fleet of foot to burst inside and slam into the far corner from distance.

Wednesday tried to pick themselves up and dust themselves down - John Buckley forced a low save from Anthony Patterson and Anthony Musaba curled narrowly over from the resulting corner.

But the Black Cats promptly resumed control and extended their lead on the half-hour mark.

Mason Burstow foxed Bambo Diaby with a delicious turn in the box, the referee saw a shirt-pull as the latter tried to recover and pointed to the spot.

Clarke stepped up and sent Vasquez the wrong way to give his side a 3-0 lead at the break.


It was a huge assignment in the second half for Wednesday and they had little choice but to push numbers forward.

Buckley hit past the post and Callum Paterson was thwarted by an acrobatic save from his namesake.

The danger was leaving the back door open and Jobe Bellingham was inches away on the counter from distance.

That was the nearest Sunderland came to add to their tally but with Wednesday struggling to make inroads at the other end, the contest finished with a whimper and the points were never in doubt.

Wednesday: Vasquez, Valentin (Delgado 73), Bernard, Diaby (Palmer 79), Famewo, Byers, Hendrick, Buckley (Gassama 73), Paterson, Musaba, Gregory (Fletcher 79)

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