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The famous Roker Report after-match Player Ratings - read 'em and weep!

Match Report: Three years longer than expected, but Sunderland are promoted to the Championship

"This gigantic club has had years and years of heartbreak and torture, but finally their road to recovery is back on", writes Finlay Anderson after Saturday’s play-off final win at Wembley.

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Phil’s Player Ratings: Sunderland 2 Wycombe 0- We’ve finally done it!

Elliot Embleton and Ross Stewart were the goalscoring heroes as Sunderland finally sealed a Championship return. Here’s how Phil rated the players…

Match Report: ‘Que sera, sera’ - Sunderland are heading back to Wembley!

"We are heading back to the main stage of English football, and another shot at rewriting our Wembley history awaits", writes Finlay Anderson, after Sunderland make it to the League One play-off final.

Andy’s Player Ratings: Sheffield Wed 1-1 Sunderland - Injury time winner sends Lads to Wembley!!!

Patrick Roberts converted Jack Clark’s cross to give the Lads a 2-1 aggregate win and take us one step closer to the Championship. Here’s how Andy rated the players tonight...

Match Report: Advantage Sunderland, heading into crucial Hillsborough face-off

"The mission for Alex Neil’s side is so simple, yet so, so difficult: keep a clean sheet in Sheffield Wednesday’s backyard," writes Finlay Anderson, after Friday’s 1-0 first leg victory over Darren Moore’s side.

Andy’s Player Ratings: Sunderland 1-0 Sheffield Wed - Lads thrive under pressure at packed SoL!

Ross Stewart grabs a goal late in the first half to give Sunderland a lead going into the second leg of the Playoff final. Here’s how Andy rated the players tonight...

Lasses Match Report & Ratings: Great performance by Sunderland to get a 2-2 draw v Bristol City!

Sunderland rounded off their FA Women’s Championship campaign with a great performance against a strong Bristol City team. Graeme Field has the story and the final player ratings of the season!

Match Report: The playoff lottery set to begin for Sunderland after a 1-0 victory over Morecambe

"The playoff semi-final with Sheff Wed is set to be a battle of the two end-of-season form teams and an absolutely gigantic two-legged affair", writes Finlay Anderson, after Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Morecambe.

Andy’s Player Ratings: Morecambe 0-1 Sunderland - Broadhead injured as Lads make the playoffs again!

A routine three points secured Sunderland’s place in the playoffs. We now face Sheffield Wednesday at the Stadium of Light next Friday evening, but goalscorer Broadhead may miss out. Here’s how Andy rated the team today...

Match Report: A massive final day awaits as Sunderland salvage a point with late own goal

"Another late and decisive moment for the Black Cats’ play-off push, and what a huge one it may prove to be," writes Finlay Anderson, after last night’s 1-1 draw with Rotherham United.

Talking Points: Physical Millers prove tough opponents – but a point puts fate in our own hands

Sunderland struggled to get to grips with a strong Rotherham side. Did we get it wrong with our set-up, or were our opponents just too good for us?

Lasses Match Report: Record crowd at Durham as Sunderland beaten by Wildcats

Almost 1,500 spectators watched on in as Durham’s former Black Cat Lambert shone in the spring sunshine on Sunday lunchtime. Here’s how the Lasses got on at Maiden Castle...

Talking Points: Sunderland are a side flying into the playoffs... but there’s still work to do

On a day where pretty much everything went right, there’s special praise for Gooch, Embleton and of course, Alex Neil.

Match Report: Sunderland’s play-off battle intensifies with a comfortable 5-1 win over Cambridge

"A mammoth three points, and a massive step towards the play-offs, as we head into a huge final week of the League One season," writes Finlay Anderson, after a comfortable 5-1 win over Cambridge on Saturday.

Andy’s Player Ratings: Sunderland 5-1 Cambridge United - a comfortable afternoon for The Lads!

It was a comfortable win for Sunderland against ten-man Cambridge United as we inch closer to a play-off position - here’s how Andy rated the Lads…

Match Report: No Easter Monday late show for Sunderland as Alex Neil’s side claim valuable draw

"On the day, there was little to separate the sides. Neither did enough to unlock their opposition’s defence, so a point was arguably a fair result," writes Finlay Anderson after yesterday’s goalless draw against Plymouth.

Andy’s Player Ratings: Plymouth Argyle 0-0 Sunderland - Points shared in cagey Easter affair!

Sunderland were unable to break down the Plymouth Argyle defence in a game of few clear-cut chances. Here’s how Andy rated the Lads today...

Match Report: Broadhead’s dramatic late winner proves crucial for Sunderland and their playoff hopes

"Yet another late show for the Black Cats; they’re not making it an easy watch, but they’re pulling through when it matters the most", writes Finlay Anderson, after Good Friday’s 3-2 victory over Shrewsbury Town.

Andy’s Player Ratings: Sunderland 3-2 Shrewsbury - Broadhead rescues Lads at the death yet again!

Sunderland gave away a two-goal lead before Welshman Broadhead’s injury time winner sealed three vital points in the race for the playoff places. Here’s how Andy rated the players today...

Match Report: Another big three points for Sunderland with a hard-fought win over Oxford United

"This definitely won’t be the last turning point in this pulsating League One season, but this one certainly feels like a massive step towards the play-offs", writes Finlay Anderson, after another big win for Sunderland.

Andy’s Player Ratings: Oxford United 1-2 Sunderland - Embleton’s winner moves Lads back into playoffs

An amazing stop from Patterson and substitute Embleton’s 89th-minute goal gave Sunderland the points away at the Kassam. Here’s how Andy rated the players today...

Lasses Match Report & Ratings: Sunderland 0-0 Coventry Utd - Disappointing draw at Eppleton

With a very winnable three points up for grabs against a struggling Coventry Utd side, Sunderland Ladies weren’t able to find the back of the net on home soil on Sunday. Graeme Field runs through all the action...

Match Report: A massive three points for Sunderland in a 1-0 victory over Gillingham

"There are 18 points still up for grabs, and Sunderland’s patience and hard work on Saturday shows they can face anything this month," writes Finlay Anderson.

Andy’s Player Ratings: Sunderland 1-0 Gillingham - Broadhead denies timewasters at the death

Sunderland found a way through Gillingham right at the death thanks to a great cross from Embo and a cracking header from Broadhead. Here’s how Andy rated the Lads…

Lasses Match Report: Sunderland 2-1 Watford - Dominant Lasses cruise to another home win

A first senior goal for top prospect Watson, great performance by Farrugia & a touch of class from Herron. All in all, a great afternoon for Sunderland Ladies.

Lasses Match Report & Ratings: Sheffield United 1-4 Sunderland - Goals galore as FAWC place is secured!

Goals from Scarr, Farrugia and Kelly gave Sunderland their fifth win of the season on Sunday. Ant was there to witness a great win for the Lasses.

Match Report: Two points dropped on an impressive, yet frustrating, day for the Black Cats

"A key opportunity to distance themselves from Sheff Wed and Wycombe has gone begging, but in stark contrast to last weekend, an impressive performance didn’t warrant three points", writes Finlay Anderson, after Saturday’s goalless draw with Lincoln.

Andy’s Player Ratings: Lincoln City 0-0 Sunderland - No luck for the Lads at Sincel Bank!

Sunderland fail to take their chances as the both the Imps and the referee frustrate Alex Neil’s side. Here’s how Andy rated the players today...

Lasses Match Report & Player Ratings: Late comeback not enough as Sunderland beaten by Blackburn

There was stoppage time heartache for the lasses on Sunday as they went down 2-1 to Blackburn at the Tom Finney Stadium yesterday. Here’s what Ant Waterson made of the game

Match Report: Another massive victory on an otherwise poor day for Sunderland

"Result-wise, Sunderland are back on track; they’re unbeaten in their last five, but there’s still a lot of work to do," writes Finlay Anderson, after Saturday’s massive 2-0 victory over Crewe.

Andy’s Player Ratings: Sunderland 2-0 Crewe Alexandra - Substitutes make the difference for the Lads

Two beautiful late goals give Sunderland the points in a frustrating but dominant display against bottom side Crewe. Here’s how Andy rated the players today...

Andy’s Player Ratings: Sunderland 3-1 Fleetwood Town - O’Nien’s return gives Sunderland vital win

The Lads eventually managed turn things around in the second period after a dismal first half performance. Here’s how Andy rated the players tonight...