Sunderland reach League One play-off final after Portsmouth draw

Sunderland reach the League One play-off final after drawing with Portsmouth at Fratton Park, sealing a 1-0 aggregate win.
Jack Ross
Jack Ross took charge of Sunderland last summer after winning the Scottish Championship title with St Mirren

Sunderland moved a step closer to an immediate return to the Championship as they saw off Portsmouth to reach the League One play-off final.

After a goalless and fractious second leg, Chris Maguire’s volley from the first leg at the Stadium of Light was enough to get them to Wembley.

It was revenge for the Black Cats, who lost the Checkatrade Trophy final on penalties to the same opposition in March.