PLAYER RATINGS: Huge win for the Lads as the pressure mounts - who stood tallest?

Sunderland respond to Portsmouth defeat in the best possible fashion.

by GMac88 Saturday, 08 February 2020 07:16 PM Comments

Maguire celebration Ipswich SAFC blog

A win over promotion rivals on a weekend like this is as big a win as you can think of. Had Sunderland lost today, we would have languished in 8th place behind Doncaster Rovers, 11 points off top. But we won.

The top teams in the division are all picking up pace meaning Chris Maguire's goal was all the more vital, ensuring we matched that pace - something we're going to have to do between now and the end of the season if we want to have a hope of automatic promotion.

Sunderland started the slower of the two teams with Ipswich looking the more likely to score. They pressed us with enormous vigour and determination, to the extent they were blowing out of their backsides throughout the second period. Sunderland, on the other hand, grew with confidence as the match wore on, and should really have had a couple more goals to complement Maguire's winner.

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