Phil Parkinson reacts as Sunderland beat Oxford United 1-0 thanks to Jordan Willis' early header
Sunderland AFC head to Oxford United as they look to continue their fine form of late – and we’ve got you covered with the latest updates throughout the afternoon.
Back-to-back wins in League One have thrust the Black Cats back into the thick of the promotion race, but can they continue their run of results at the Kassam Stadium?
We’ll be bringing you team news, action, analysis, reaction and more throughout the afternoon – so simply scroll down for the latest:
FT: Oxford United 0 Sunderland AFC 1 (Willis, 2) Cats wins again!
- Sunderland travel to the Kassam Stadium looking to build on back-to-back home wins.
- SAFC: J McLaughlin, Willis, Wright, Flanagan, O’Nien, Dobson, Power (C), Hume, Maguire, Wyke, Gooch
- SAFC subs: Burge, C McLaughlin, Watmore, Scowen, Ozturk, Lafferty, Semenyo.
- Oxford: Eastwood, Ruffels, Dickie, Moore, Brannagan, Taylor, Forde, Mousinho (C), Henry, Sykes, Agyei.
- Oxford subs: Stevens, Long, Mackie, Hanson, Thorne, Holland, Browne.
- Storm Dennis is set to descend on Oxfordshire later today - with a number of EFL fixtures already called off.
Sunderland backed by another sold-out away end today
Around 1,800 Sunderland fans have made the trip down from Wearside today, a nice 9-hour round-trip in Storm Dennis. Superb support, as ever.
We are underway here - Gooch kicks off
Sunderland are defending the car park end in the first 45 minutes. Early corner to SAFC after Hume sees effort blocked.
GOOOOOOOAAAALLLLLLL!!!!! 2' Willis heads Sunderland ahead, Maguire corner
That didn't take long! Sunderland lead 1-0. Maguire corner, Willis heads home, Sunderland fans erupt. Brilliant start.
Sunderland ahead and the fans are in fine voice
What a start here at Oxford
Show of support from the Boro fans for Grant Leadbitter
15' 'Wise Men Say...' blasts out from the away end
Sunderland still leading here, Hume seeing plenty of the ball over on the far side. Flanagan and Willis providing width when they can.