1-0: Maguire (8, chipped Trott after McLaughlin’s long kick got Kalambayi in a mess at the back)

1-1: Appiah (34, left unmarked to nod in a ball in from O’Neill’s cross that should have been dealt with)

2-1: Maguire (53, his strike from 20 yards took a deflection and found a way in)

3-1: Maguire (79, headed O’Nien’s cross in from close range despite Trott’s best efforts to save)

Bookings: Power (36, foul); Appiah (66, simulation)

Referee: Anthony Backhouse (Cumbria) – straight forward afternoon without being asked too much. 7

Attendance: 29,725

Entertainment: ***

Sund Wimb

Shots on 6 1

Shots off 10 4

Corners 10 2

Fouls 9 9

Offsides 3 2

SUNDERLAND (4-2-3-1):

6 McLaughlin: Didn’t have much to do at all except for concede one and set up the opener with his long kick;

7 O’Nien: Always looked to be involved and sent over a lovely cross for Maguire’s third

6 Willis: Solid enough without having to do that much and almost scored too

6 Ozturk: Appeared to lose his man for the equaliser but otherwise he was strong

6 Hume: Added an extra dimension down the flank to Sunderland’s attacks

6 Power: Links well with Leadbitter and the understanding between them is growing

7 Leadbitter: Always looking to make Sunderland tick and sent over some fantastic set-pieces;

6 Gooch: Worked hard enough without making a huge influence on things

9 MAGUIRE: The main man and provided the finishing and attacking verve

7 McGeady: Lnked well with those around him, and unfortunate not to score himself;

7 Wyke: Led the line well by bringing others into play


Grigg (for Gooch 56): Wasted a great chance. 5

McGeouch (for Power 67): Kept things ticking over. 5

Dobson (for Maguire 82)

(not used): Burge (gk), C McLaughlin, Flanagan, Embleton.

WIMBLEDON (3-5-2): Trott 7; Kalambayi 4 (Nightingale 61, 5), Thomas 5, McDonald 4; O’Neill 6, Wagstaff 5, Hartigan 5, Reilly 5 (Pinnock 78), Guinness-Walker 4; APPIAH 6, Folivi 5 (Connolly 62). Subs (not used): Tzanev (gk), Roscrow, McLoughlin, Pigott.

MAN OF THE MATCH: Chris Maguire – Three goals and a constant menace.