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Player Ratings & Report: Sunderland 2-0 Man City U21s - Mackems just ONE game from Wembley!

Sunderland eased past Manchester City U21s to book a place in the semi finals of the Checkatrade Trophy. Here’s how it went and how the Lads rated.

Wonderkids & wing-backs: Three future Man City stars to watch out for against Sunderland tonight

Pep might not be too pleased about the fixture, but City’s young stars won’t have any fear going into tonight’s game. Here’s our three to watch.

Checkatrade Fever: What happened next to the teams that managed EFL Trophy success at Wembley?

With a potential trip to Wembley only two games away for Sunderland AFC, we look at how EFL Trophy glory impacted recent winners following their respective successes.

Match Preview: Two games from Wembley - can Sunderland defeat the ‘mighty’ Manchester City U21s?

Sunderland are just two games from Wembley as they welcome Manchester City Under-21s to the Stadium of Light in the Checkatrade Trophy quarter-finals. Can The Black Cats move a step closer to cup glory?

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Fan Letters: “Why was Sunderland striker allowed to leave us without being given a chance?”

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Talking Points: Does Sunderland’s performance at Scunny show we need a number of new players?

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Player Ratings & Report: Scunthorpe United 1-1 Sunderland - Mackems sadly drop points AGAIN!

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Starting XI: TWO CHANGES? Is this the Sunderland side that will take on Scunthorpe United today?

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Roker Roundup: Sunderland owner Stewart Donald speaks out on transfers & offers Josh Maja update

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