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Sunderland 1 Wycombe 1 - stats,reaction,highlights
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Sunderland 1 Wycombe 1 - stats,reaction,highlights

Saturday 17th November 2018

Football League 'League One'


Wycombe: Ingram, McCarthy, El-Abd, Jombati, Jacobson, Gape, Thompson; Onyedima (sub 91 Cowan-Hall), Morris, Williams (sub 73 Tyson), Samuel (sub 82 Mackail-Smith) - subs not used: Yates, Bean, Stewart, Kashket

Scorers: Onyedinma 67

Bookings: Gape 71

Sunderland: McLaughlin, Matthews, Flanagan, Baldwin, James (Oviedo 75), McGeouch (sub 54 Power), Honeyman, Gooch, Maguire, McGeady, Sinclair (sub 54 Maja) - subs not used: Ruiter, Loovens, Ozturk, O'Nien

Scorers: Maja 84

Bookings: Honeyman 23

Referee: Michael Salisbury

Attendance: 30,727 (1,010 away)
Second ever highest attendance to watch a Wanderers game in the regular Football League season.
2nd only to the 38,082 for the match at Sheffield Wednesday on 5th May 2012.
Previous 2nd best 29,337, for the game at Manchester City on 24th April 1999.

Only attendances in the history of Wycombe Wanderers that are higher than the above are:

90,000 Wycombe v Bishop Auckland - Amateur Cup Final 1957
40,109 Wycombe v Preston - Play-Off Final May 1994
40,037 Wycombe v Liverpool - FA Cup Semi-Final April 2001
38,252 Wycombe v Southend - Play-Off Final May 2015
32,968 Wycombe v Runcorn - FA Trophy Final May 1993
31,440 Tottenham v Wycombe - FA Cup Fourth Round January 2017
30,128 Middlesbrough v Wycombe - FA Cup Third Round replay January 1975

Due to the international break, the attendance at The Stadium of Light is believed to be the highest of the day for any domestic game in Europe.

Team News

Three change from the starting XI that had lost the previous weekend at Luton Town.

In: Matt Ingram, Bryn Morris (returned following FA Cup), Williams

Out: Ryan Allsop (injured), Paris Cowan-Hall, Marcus Bean

Nathan Tyson returned on the bench and appeared for his first appearance since final game of the 2017/18 season (home to Stevenage - 5 May 2018)


Gareth Ainsworth

from wwfcofficial

“It was a special day for the fans, to come here and see us get a point. We’ve loved our visit and getting a point is fantastic for us.”

“I had hairs on the back of my neck going to clap the fans at the end. They were outstanding and never stopped singing.”

“We have a few different ways of playing. It was ironic that we scored from a set piece without Bayo on the pitch.”


"It was a superb performance by the boys. I thought we were the better side in the first half and up until our goal it was very even, but after we scored, Sunderland applied some serious pressure on us and deserved their goal. What I'm proud of is that we didn’t crumble; the fans got right behind them but we stayed strong, stayed committed, and I'm proud that we’ve come here and competed with what I think is the division's best team. Jack Ross has done a great job; he's a very good manager, and so I'm to delighted to come here and get something from the game."

"I wanted them to puff their chests out and be proud of knowing that they've earned the right to come to places like this, after what they achieved last year. We know we've not got the biggest resources, with no academy and no reserve team, but we punch above our weight and we wanted to come here and be on the front foot. We had a plan in place and it was nice to see parts of that plan come off during the game, and cause some problems for Sunderland."

"The fans were magnificent, as they always are, and they made themselves heard throughout the game even though there were 30,000 Sunderland fans to compete with! I know they'll have been looking forward to this one and a lot of visiting supporters will leave here disappointed this season, but we've come here and got a point and our fans have played a big part in that by getting right behind us."


from wwfcofficial

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Wanderers remained in 15th placed following the 1-1 draw at promotion favourites Sunderland.
There is now a five gap to the relegation places following Bristol Rovers 2-1 home defeat to Scunthorpe.
Portsmouth head the table with 38 points. Sunderland stay second with 36 points.

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