Sunderland vs Portsmouth LIVE REACTION: Maguire gives Black Cats a first leg victory but Ozturk sent off

Pompey were victorious against the Black Cats in the Checkatrade Trophy final in March – and you can watch the latest instalment on Sky Sports Football and Main Event or live stream on NowTV for £8.99.

  • James OrrMay 11, 20199:40 pm

    That's all from me tonight. I've been Graham Wray. Still am to be honest.

    Join us back here tomorrow for live coverage of what promises to be a thrilling final day in the Premier League.

    Night!

  • James OrrMay 11, 20199:40 pm

    So Sunderland finally beat Portsmouth for the first time this season – at the fourth attempt! But will it be enough to see them return to Wembley.

    There were a few handbags between both sets of players at the final whistle so there should be plenty of spice at Fratton Park on Thursday night for the second leg.

    Bring it on!

  • James OrrMay 11, 20199:36 pm

    Sunderland sub Jimmy Dunne reveals he got a nick on the Portsmouth free kick that hit the bar. “I was in the wall and happy I got something on it because it would have gone in. Little inches like that have cost us in the past so maybe we got a bit of luck tonight that was well overdue.”

    On Ozturk's dismissal, he says, “It was never a red card. There were a lot of players crowding around the ball so Alim was really unlucky but these things happen.”

  • James OrrMay 11, 20199:32 pm

    Sunderland hero Chris Maguire speaks! Describing his goal, he says; “I just anticipated the ball being cleared and thankfully I hit it sweetly and it flew in.

    “I was disappointed not to start but we've got a big squad. I just knew if my chance came I'd have to take it and I've done that tonight. But we're only half way there but it's a great step in the right direction.”

  • James OrrMay 11, 20199:29 pm

    Portsmouth will feel that they're certainly not out of it.

    A 1-0 defeat at the Stadium Of Light isn't the end of the world and Pompey were unlucky after Evans free-kick crashed back off the bar.

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