The Black Cats are looking for their first win at Cincinnati Bank since November 3, with new head coach Lee Johnson also aiming for a Maiden League win.
And our team of Sunderland writers will provide you with team news, match updates, analysis, insights and more throughout the afternoon.
Just scroll down to the latest as the day progresses:
Last updated: Saturday, December 12, 2020, 17:40
- Sunderland have been touring AFC Lincoln City since November 3 in search of their first win.
- Lee Johnson claimed his first win on Tuesday evening and is now aiming for a Maiden League victory.
- The head coach will have to decide whether to stick or turn after handing out opportunities to the youngsters at midweek.
- Sunderland XI: Bridge; Cloflin (Sanderson 77), Wright, Flanagan, McFedzian; Scowan (Dobson 68), Power, Leadbitter; McGidy (Ambleton 77), Diamond (Maguire 46), Wyk (Grigg 82)
FT: Lincoln 0-4 Sunderland
For Sunderland which runs a riot at Cincinnati Bank in the afternoon.
Stay tuned for Lee Johnson’s thoughts
85 – In the last five minutes ….
And Sunderland are still pushing the press, putting pressure on Lincoln and looking to increase their numbers.
77 – Double change for Sunderland …
Sunderland is still very much going for this and moving forward whenever they can.
– WYKE again!
In my humble opinion, Lot’s best target in terms of counter-attack.
Cool vision to see Maguire in space on the right side from Diamond.
Maguire then took the mantle and, before cutting back the strongly finished wick in the upper corner, he took the bile.
68 – Change for Sunderland …
Scoven was knocked out and couldn’t continue, so comes Dobson – who made his first appearance in the league under Lee Johnson.
This time it’s for Maguire from a signature free-kick situation, with the winger curling over 25 yards.
Sunderland began to gain some momentum after that small spell of Lincoln pressure.
McGidy threatens Sunderland as he stings Palmer’s palm.
The winger fashioned himself well in the space of about 25 yards from goal, but his rasping drive was spotted by Palmer before getting a rebound by Imps.
54 – Lincoln
The change comes after what is likely to be the magic of L Lincoln’s best push – which started by pulling a grant free-kick on the bar by Burgess.
Then, Jones followed a string of corners, before volleyball from 20 yards.
51 – Half chance for Lincoln
Imps wins a corner after the flick-behind on the per is removed by the phapnagan.
It is clear up to Edwin which fires from 25 yards to high and wide.
After these moments, McLaughlin is booked on Grant Out Wide after the false talk.
The black cats are starting the second part as it ends the first.
They’re seeing plenty of ball and putting some pressure on Lincoln.
McGuide tried his luck from the range, but it was a comfortable defense for Palmer, while Maguire has been buzzing to the right since his introduction.
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