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Wycombe Wanderers 1-0 Sunderland

Sunderland started life under Phil Parkinson with a narrow defeat at high-flying Wycombe.

Jack Ross was sacked after a disappointing defeat at Lincoln but the Parkinson era started in the same manner at Adams Park after Darius Charles' first-half strike.

Victory saw Gareth Ainsworth's in-form charges close the gap on League One table-toppers Ipswich, who play Accrington Stanley on Sunday, to a single point.

Wycombe made the early running and Joe Jacobson forced Lee Burge into a fine save, tipping his curling free-kick over the bar.

But the Chairboys broke the deadlock in the 28th minute as Charles volleyed home powerfully from a free-kick with Luke O'Nien and Adebayo Akinfenwa also unmarked.

Conor McLaughlin struck an inviting effort wide as the Black Cats desperately pushed for an equaliser.

Ryan Allsop produced a fine save right at the death to preserve the three points as he tipped tricky Aiden McGeady's drive onto the crossbar and to safety.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 1Allsop
  • 19Grimmer
  • 5Stewart
  • 21Charles
  • 3Jacobson
  • 10BloomfieldSubstituted forPattisonat 77'minutes
  • 22Freeman
  • 4Gape
  • 7WheelerBooked at 90mins
  • 20Akinfenwa
  • 26AaronsSubstituted forParkerat 90+5'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Coelho Jombati
  • 8Pattison
  • 11Kashket
  • 13Yates
  • 15Mascoll
  • 16Phillips
  • 27Parker

Sunderland

  • 16Burge
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 4Willis
  • 3Lynch
  • 33Hume
  • 6Power
  • 23LeadbitterSubstituted forMcNultyat 70'minutes
  • 14WatmoreSubstituted forMaguireat 62'minutes
  • 13O'Nien
  • 19McGeadyBooked at 82mins
  • 9WykeSubstituted forGriggat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 7Maguire
  • 10McNulty
  • 11Gooch
  • 12Flanagan
  • 18Dobson
  • 22Grigg
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
8,395

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamSunderland
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home14
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Sunderland 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Sunderland 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Josh Parker replaces Rolando Aarons.

Attempt missed. Aiden McGeady (Sunderland) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Conor McLaughlin.

Attempt saved. Aiden McGeady (Sunderland) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Max Power.

Luke O'Nien (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Darius Charles (Wycombe Wanderers).

Booking

David Wheeler (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jordan Willis (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Wheeler (Wycombe Wanderers).

Foul by Luke O'Nien (Sunderland).

Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Joel Lynch (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Joel Lynch.

Foul by Marc McNulty (Sunderland).

Nick Freeman (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Joe Jacobson with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Aiden McGeady (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Aiden McGeady (Sunderland).

Jack Grimmer (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Alex Pattison replaces Matt Bloomfield.

Conor McLaughlin (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Darius Charles.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Dominic Gape.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Marc McNulty replaces Grant Leadbitter.

Denver Hume (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Rolando Aarons (Wycombe Wanderers).

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Anthony Stewart.

Attempt blocked. Rolando Aarons (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adebayo Akinfenwa.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Chris Maguire replaces Duncan Watmore.

Luke O'Nien (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dominic Gape (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Dominic Gape (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Joel Lynch.

Grant Leadbitter (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Conor McLaughlin (Sunderland) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Nick Freeman (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich118302151627
2Wycombe137512213926
3Peterborough1373330161424
4Fleetwood127232415923
5Oxford Utd1464429181122
6Coventry135621615121
7Bristol Rovers136341514121
8Blackpool135531715220
9Doncaster125431513219
10Sunderland125431615119
11Rotherham125341912718
12Lincoln City145271719-217
13Shrewsbury124531013-317
14Rochdale134451722-516
15Burton114341513215
16Gillingham133551816214
17Portsmouth113441212013
18Tranmere133461722-513
19MK Dons134181219-713
20Wimbledon143381924-512
21Accrington122551521-611
22Southend1312101433-195
23Bolton11047328-25-8
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