League One
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Sunderland 1-0 Ipswich Town

Chris Maguire.
Chris Maguire's goal against Ipswich was his 10th in League One this season

Chris Maguire netted a late winner as Sunderland climbed above Ipswich into the League One play-off spots with victory at The Stadium of Light.

The two former Premier League clubs were on course to record a goalless draw that would have seen the gap to the automatic promotion spots widen.

But Maguire dispatched a brilliant low finish late on - his 11th goal of the season - to secure the points that lifted Sunderland up to sixth and knocked Ipswich down to seventh on goal difference.

Ipswich, after losing their previous two games, had the better of the first half with striker Will Keane going the closest during the opening 45 minutes.

But Sunderland were much improved after the restart and had numerous chances to hit a winner.

Lynden Gooch, Charlie Wyke and Bailey Wright had gone close, with Gooch and Wright hitting the woodwork as Sunderland turned up the heat.

Just when it seemed time was running out, Sunderland boss Phil Parkinson introduced substitute Kyle Lafferty and it had the desired effect.

Less than two minutes later, Wyke rolled a pass across the edge of the penalty area where, after a little touch from Lafferty, Maguire was on hand to fire a first-time shot low inside goalkeeper Tomas Holy's bottom-right corner.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Sunderland

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 4Willis
  • 26Wright
  • 12FlanaganBooked at 75mins
  • 13O'NienBooked at 21mins
  • 18Dobson
  • 6Power
  • 33HumeSubstituted forLaffertyat 79'minutes
  • 7Maguire
  • 9Wyke
  • 11GoochSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2McLaughlin
  • 5Ozturk
  • 8Lafferty
  • 14Watmore
  • 16Burge
  • 28Scowen
  • 42Semenyo

Ipswich

  • 1Holy
  • 4ChambersBooked at 54mins
  • 5Wilson
  • 28Woolfenden
  • 8Skuse
  • 2DonacienSubstituted forEarlat 78'minutes
  • 11NolanSubstituted forHuwsat 72'minutes
  • 21DownesBooked at 23mins
  • 30Kenlock
  • 48Keane
  • 10NorwoodSubstituted forJacksonat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Earl
  • 9Jackson
  • 12Norris
  • 18Judge
  • 20Sears
  • 23Dozzell
  • 44Huws
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
32,726

Match Stats

Home TeamSunderlandAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home14
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Sunderland 1, Ipswich Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sunderland 1, Ipswich Town 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Conor McLaughlin replaces Lynden Gooch.

Attempt missed. Flynn Downes (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Joshua Earl (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Maguire (Sunderland).

Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

Charlie Wyke (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Sunderland 1, Ipswich Town 0. Chris Maguire (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kyle Lafferty.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. Kyle Lafferty replaces Denver Hume.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Joshua Earl replaces Janoi Donacien.

Hand ball by Lynden Gooch (Sunderland).

Attempt missed. Denver Hume (Sunderland) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Lynden Gooch.

Booking

Tom Flanagan (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Flanagan (Sunderland).

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Emyr Huws replaces Jon Nolan.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Kayden Jackson replaces James Norwood.

James Norwood (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bailey Wright (Sunderland).

Attempt blocked. Chris Maguire (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke O'Nien.

Bailey Wright (Sunderland) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Denver Hume.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Luke Chambers.

Foul by James Norwood (Ipswich Town).

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

Attempt missed. James Norwood (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Cole Skuse following a set piece situation.

(Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Back pass by Jon McLaughlin (Sunderland).

Offside, Ipswich Town. Cole Skuse tries a through ball, but James Norwood is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Max Power (Sunderland) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Tomas Holy.

Attempt saved. Max Power (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by George Dobson.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Janoi Donacien.

Attempt blocked. Chris Maguire (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Chris Maguire (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town).

Charlie Wyke (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by James Norwood (Ipswich Town).

Attempt saved. Charlie Wyke (Sunderland) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rotherham30175854302456
2Wycombe3015873935453
3Peterborough31157960372352
4Coventry281312340281251
5Portsmouth28148643291450
6Sunderland29139738261248
7Ipswich30139841301148
8Doncaster29129844281645
9Fleetwood2812974334945
10Oxford Utd28128845311444
11Burton2911993936342
12Gillingham2991373327640
13Bristol Rovers29108113341-838
14Blackpool2891093634237
15Lincoln City31114163739-237
16Shrewsbury2881192532-735
17Accrington2989123943-433
18Rochdale3096153548-1333
19MK Dons3095163241-932
20Wimbledon2977153544-928
21Tranmere2957172853-2522
22Southend2937193372-3916
23Bolton2758142357-3411
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