1-0: Maguire (81, struck hard and low inside Holy’s bottom right after Wyke’s little pass on the edge of the area)

Bookings: O’Nien (21, foul); Skuse (22, foul); Chambers (54, foul); Flanagan (75, foul)

Referee: Jeremy Simpson (Lancashire) – got a number of decisions wrong and incensed both sets of fans. 4

Attendance: 32,726

Entertainment: **

Shots on 3 2

Shots off 12 12

Corners 4 0

Fouls 11 12

Offsides 2 2

SUNDERLAND (3-4-2-1):

5 McLaughlin: Made a couple of important stops when it mattered even if he got away with a penalty shout;

8 WRIGHT: Excellent defensively and could easily have scored himself when he turned an effort against the bar

6 Willis: Shaky at times but more often than not he was equal to what Ipswich had to throw at him

6 Flanagan: Slotted back in seamlessly in the absence of Lynch;

5 O’Nien: Cautioned early on for a needless challenge in the attacking third

6 Dobson: Played some nice passes out wide from the centre of the pitch even if he didn’t create much in the box

6 Power: Almost scored with a lucky delivery to the back post that threaten to dip in

5 Hume: Quiet in the first half, got into more dangerous positions in the second;

7 Gooch: Went on one incredible run when he hit the post and had it found the net it would have been one of the best goals of the season

8 Maguire: Lit up the Stadium of Light with the winning goal that his performance deserved;

7 Wyke: Put himself about, had a goal disallowed, missed a good chance and laid on the winner.


Lafferty (for Hume 79)

C McLaughlin (for Gooch 90)

(not used): Burge (gk), Ozturk, Watmore, Scowen, Semenyo.

IPSWICH TOWN (4-2-3-1): Holy 7; Donacien 6 (Earl 78), Wilson 7, Chambers 7, Woolfenden 6, KENLOCK 7; Skuse 6, Nolan 6 (Huws 72), Downes 6; Keane 7, Norwood 6 (Jackson 71). Subs (not used): Norris, Judge, Sears, Dozzell.

MAN OF THE MATCH: Bailey Wright – defensively astute from start to finish.