Chris Maguire handed Jack Ross’ side a 1-0 advantage in the first leg, his fine volley just after the hour mark enough for victory at the Stadium of Light.
The Black Cats ended the game with 10 men, following Alim Ozturk’s dismissal for a foul on Gareth Evans, though that has since been rescinded.
Like Sunderland, Portsmouth had automatic promotion in their own hands however did not win any of their last 3 league games.
The winner of the tie over 2 legs can face either Charlton or Doncaster within the final at city district on Sunday might twenty six.
Forty-six games have brought United States to the current purpose. We’ve lit up each city, each sq.
and each mile in European country this season however currently our season comes all the way down to this.
On Sabbatum, Sunderland lock horns with Portsmouth within the first-leg of our Play-Off semi-final with one straightforward goal – to win.
While at the tip of ninety minutes on Sabbatum night can there be no winner, a result and performance can go an extended thanks to deciding each clubs’ fate within the race to secure a city district Final spot at the tip of might.
Sunderland are while not dancer Watmore through injury, though the forward might come back for the second leg. Aiden McGeady, Lee Cattermole, Lewis Morgan and St. George Honeyman uncomprehensible last weekend’s defeat at Southend ar beat competition.
Sunderland combat Portsmouth over 2 legs within the League One play-off semi-finals, with the primary game happening at the bowl of sunshine on Sabbatum (7.30pm).
Lowe is about to come back to Jackett’s aspect when sitting out of last Saturday’s draw reception to Accrington Stanley.
The 24-year-old, United Nations agency had antecedently featured in each league game before Portsmouth’s final day one, is currently set to come back to the line-up when evaluation in 2 of 3 conferences with the Black Cats this term.
What time does Sunderland vs Portsmouth kick off?
The action gets underway at 7.30pm on Saturday, May 11. It is the first of the two League One play-off semi-finals with Doncaster vs Charlton taking place the following day.
Is Sunderland vs Portsmouth on TV? How can I follow it live?
Yes, this one is on TV.
Both Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football will be broadcasting the game live with coverage beginning at 7:15pm.
You can also follow the action with ChronicleLive on our matchday live blog.
We’ll be bringing you all the pre-match talk, live match commentary and any post-match reaction and analysis.