The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE -

FOR long pe­ri­ods of this game, it didn’t look like Sun­der­land wanted to hit top spot in League One.

With the prospect of lead­ing from the front in the pro­mo­tion race had they beaten Wycombe, the Black Cats stut­tered and were un­able to show the sort of qual­ity re­quired to de­liver the three points.

Sun­der­land al­lowed Wycombe to play their part and the vis­i­tors could have scored be­fore they did. But, like so of­ten, Jack Ross’ side did bat­tle back.

This time they might not have se­cured the vic­tory – which would have meant a nine-match win­ning run for the first time since 1996 – but they still avoided a de­feat by show­ing the char­ac­ter to fight back.

Wycombe, on the other hand, will won­der why they can’t do this ev­ery week. It was hard to see which of these was in the bet­ter po­si­tion.

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