Match ratings

Goals: 0-1: Onyedinma (67, controlled a bouncing ball before powering a finish high into Mclaughlin’s net) 1-1:

Maja (84, picked out by Honeyman’s lovely run and cross to the byline before firing inside the bottom corner)

Bookings: Honeyman (23, foul); Gape (70, foul)

Referee: Michael Salisbury (Preston) – caused a stir with a few decisions but overall he let things flow quite well. 7

Attendance: 30,727

Entertainment: **

Sund Wyc

Shots on 6 2

Shots off 6 5

Corners 13 7

Fouls 13 14

Offsides 2 2

SUNDERLAND (4-2-3-1):

6 McLaughlin: Despite plenty of Wycombe pressure he didn’t have too much to do;

6 Matthews: Pushed on when he could down the right hand side and defended reasonably well

6 Baldwin: Got caught a couple of times in possession but still defended well

7 Flanagan: A fine display at the back after deciding to return rather than play for his country

6 James: Tried to get down the line and involved plenty but unable to deliver the final ball;

7 Honeyman: Had not been too influential until he created the equaliser

5 McGeouch: Played things simply when he had the chance but didn’t make things happen;

6 Gooch: Started brightly and faded, which led to him being frustrated with his team-mates

6 Maguire: Tried a few things to make things happen without being able to

7 McGEADY: Stood out with his ability on the ball even if he wasted his one great chance;

5 Sinclair: Did what he could to hold up play but never looked threatening enough in the final third.


Maja (for Sinclair 55): did what he does best by finding the net to avoid a defeat. 7

Power (for McGeouch 55): Looked to play the forward pass a bit more. 6

Oviedo (for James 75)

(not used): Ruiter (gk), Ozturk, Loovens, O’Nien.

WYCOMBE WANDERERS (4-2-3-1): Ingram 7; McCarthy 6, Jombati 6, EL-ABD 7, Jacobson 6; Gape 5, Thompson 6; Onyedinma 7 (Cowan-Hall 90), Morris 6, Williams 6 (Tyson 72); Samuel 5 (Mackail-Smith 82). Subs (not used): Yates (gk), Bean, Stewart, Kashket.

MAN OF THE MATCH: Aidan McGeady – always looked to make things happen and just a shame he didn’t get the goal or assist to cap it.