No. Name
  13 Luke O'Nien  90'
  18 George Dobson  10'
  22 Will Grigg  83'
  11 Lynden Gooch  39'
  54' 10  Marc McNulty
  14 Duncan Watmore  24'
  72' 2  Conor McLaughlin
Substitutes
  • 10
    • George Dobson Yellow Card
  • 24
    • Duncan Watmore Goal
  • 25
    • George Ray Yellow Card
  • 26
    • Christopher Maguire Goal
  • 39
    • Lynden Gooch Goal
  • 40
    • Stefan Payne Yellow Card
  • 54
    • On: Marc McNulty|Off: Lynden Gooch
  • 72
    • On: Conor McLaughlin|Off: Duncan Watmore
  • 74
    • On: Rushian Hepburn-Murphy|Off: Paul Mullin
  • 83
    • Will Grigg Goal
  • 89
    • On: Benjamin Mgunga-Kimpioka|Off: Will Grigg
  • 90
    • Luke O'Nien Goal
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Match Commentary

- Match ends, Sunderland 5, Tranmere Rovers 0.
90'+5' Second Half ends, Sunderland 5, Tranmere Rovers 0.
90'+3' Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
90'+3' Foul by Joel Lynch (Sunderland).
90' Goal! Sunderland 5, Tranmere Rovers 0. Luke O'Nien (Sunderland) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Chris Maguire with a cross following a set piece situation.
90' Luke O'Nien (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the right wing.
90' Foul by Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).
89' Foul by Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).
89' Conor McLaughlin (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
89' Substitution, Sunderland. Benjamin Mbunga-Kimpioka replaces William Grigg.
86' Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by David Perkins.
84' Attempt missed. Marc McNulty (Sunderland) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by William Grigg.
83' Goal! Sunderland 4, Tranmere Rovers 0. William Grigg (Sunderland) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marc McNulty.
83' Attempt blocked. Marc McNulty (Sunderland) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke O'Nien.
82' Stefan Payne (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
82' Foul by Jordan Willis (Sunderland).
81' Luke O'Nien (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
81' Foul by Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers).
79' Foul by Jake Caprice (Tranmere Rovers).
79' Chris Maguire (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the left wing.
77' Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
77' Foul by Luke O'Nien (Sunderland).
76' Attempt blocked. Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rushian Hepburn-Murphy.
75' Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Connor Jennings.
74' Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Rushian Hepburn-Murphy replaces Paul Mullin.
72' Substitution, Sunderland. Conor McLaughlin replaces Duncan Watmore.
70' Attempt blocked. Chris Maguire (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by William Grigg with a headed pass.
69' Attempt blocked. Duncan Watmore (Sunderland) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
69' Attempt blocked. Duncan Watmore (Sunderland) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marc McNulty.
68' George Dobson (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
68' Foul by Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).
67' Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Luke O'Nien.
64' Jordan Willis (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
64' Foul by Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers).
61' Attempt missed. Marc McNulty (Sunderland) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Max Power.
57' Attempt saved. Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stefan Payne.
56' Attempt saved. Stefan Payne (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Liam Ridehalgh with a cross.
55' Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Chris Maguire.
55' Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Duncan Watmore.
54' Substitution, Sunderland. Marc McNulty replaces Lynden Gooch because of an injury.
53' Attempt saved. William Grigg (Sunderland) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
52' Attempt missed. Emmanuel Monthe (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kieron Morris with a cross following a corner.
50' Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Denver Hume.
49' Jake Caprice (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
49' Foul by Lynden Gooch (Sunderland).
47' Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Neil Danns tries a through ball, but Paul Mullin is caught offside.
45' Second Half begins Sunderland 3, Tranmere Rovers 0.
45'+3' First Half ends, Sunderland 3, Tranmere Rovers 0.
45'+2' Attempt missed. George Dobson (Sunderland) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Duncan Watmore.
42' Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
42' Foul by Chris Maguire (Sunderland).
42' Foul by William Grigg (Sunderland).
42' Emmanuel Monthe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
41' George Ray (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
41' Foul by William Grigg (Sunderland).
40' Stefan Payne (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
40' Luke O'Nien (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
40' Foul by Stefan Payne (Tranmere Rovers).
39' Goal! Sunderland 3, Tranmere Rovers 0. Lynden Gooch (Sunderland) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Duncan Watmore.
38' Jordan Willis (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
38' Foul by Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers).
36' Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Lynden Gooch.
36' Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by George Dobson.
28' Attempt missed. Duncan Watmore (Sunderland) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.
27' Foul by Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).
27' Chris Maguire (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
26' Goal! Sunderland 2, Tranmere Rovers 0. Chris Maguire (Sunderland) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.
25' George Ray (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
25' Foul by George Ray (Tranmere Rovers).
25' Duncan Watmore (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
25' George Ray (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
25' Foul by William Grigg (Sunderland).
24' Goal! Sunderland 1, Tranmere Rovers 0. Duncan Watmore (Sunderland) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by William Grigg with a through ball.
21' Jordan Willis (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
21' Foul by Neil Danns (Tranmere Rovers).
21' Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Denver Hume.
20' Luke O'Nien (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
20' Foul by Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers).
19' Attempt missed. Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Liam Ridehalgh with a cross following a corner.
18' Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Joel Lynch.
18' Attempt blocked. Stefan Payne (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.
18' Attempt saved. Kieron Morris (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
18' Attempt blocked. Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Connor Jennings.
16' Stefan Payne (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
16' Foul by Jordan Willis (Sunderland).
13' George Dobson (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
13' Foul by Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers).
11' Attempt missed. Chris Maguire (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by William Grigg.
10' George Dobson (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
10' Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
10' Foul by George Dobson (Sunderland).
9' Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Emmanuel Monthe.
9' Attempt blocked. George Dobson (Sunderland) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by William Grigg.
7' Foul by Paul Mullin (Tranmere Rovers).
7' Denver Hume (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
3' William Grigg (Sunderland) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Chris Maguire with a cross.
1' Foul by David Perkins (Tranmere Rovers).
1' Chris Maguire (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
- First Half begins.
- Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Hull City 13 +14 30
2 Peterborough United 14 +10 28
3 Lincoln City 13 +7 26
4 Portsmouth 14 +12 25
5 Ipswich Town 13 +6 25
6 Fleetwood Town 14 +11 23
7 Sunderland 13 +6 23
8 Charlton Athletic 12 +5 23
9 Accrington Stanley 11 +4 22
10 Doncaster Rovers 12 +8 21
11 Plymouth Argyle 13 -1 19
12 AFC Wimbledon 13 0 17
13 Gillingham 13 -4 17
14 Crewe Alexandra 14 -1 16
15 Blackpool 13 -4 16
16 Northampton Town 14 -9 15
17 Milton Keynes Dons 14 -3 14
18 Oxford United 12 -7 13
19 Swindon Town 13 -8 13
20 Rochdale 13 -8 13
21 Bristol Rovers 13 -9 13
22 Burton Albion 14 -10 10
23 Shrewsbury Town 13 -8 9
24 Wigan Athletic 13 -11 8