Old-timer Sunderland finally escapes from the 3rd division

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The EFL League One (England 3rd Division) promotion playoff final took place on the 21st when Sunderland defeated the Wycombe Wanderers to advance to the 2nd Division Championship.

Old-timer Sunderland finally escapes from the 3rd division
Embleton (left) and Stewart (right) who led Sunderland to promotion

Sunderland finished fifth in the regular season and defeated fourth-placed Sheffield Wednesday in the playoff semi-finals with a total score of 2-1 in the two races. On the other hand, Wycombe, who was 6th in the regular season, defeated MK Dons in 3rd to advance to the final. I was promoted and crashed in the sacred place “Wembley.”

In the 12th minute, Elliot John Embleton stabbed a solid middle shot from the dribble and succeeded in opening the scoring, and Ross Stewart scored an additional goal in the 79th minute. He won 2-0 and returned to the championship for the first time in five seasons since the 2017-18 season.


Founded in 1879, Sunderland is an old man who won the first division six times in the 1891-92, 1892-93, 1894-95, 1901-02, 1912-13, and 1935-36 seasons. Since being demoted to the second division for the first time in 1958, it has become an elevator club that goes back and forth between the first and second divisions.

He has been competing in the Premier League for 10 seasons from the 2007-08 season, but in the 16-17 season, he was relegated to the second division at the bottom. In addition, he was ranked last in the 17-18 season championship and was relegated to the third division for the second time since 1987. In League One, he continued to miss the promotion even though he was ranked high every year, but he finally escaped from the third division.

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In addition to Sunderland, winning Wigan and second-placed Rotherham United will be promoted to next season’s championship.

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