Sunderland AFC news and transfers LIVE – Reaction to Black Cats' vital win over Walsall

Hello and welcome to the Sunderland AFC live blog for Sunday, March 16.   

Jack Ross and his Black Cats side are heading to Wembley and will do so on the back of a vital league win.

On Saturday afternoon Sunderland beat Walsall 2-1 thanks to goals from Lee Cattermole and Will Grigg. It lifted Sunderland to within two points of second placed Barnsley, but given the Black Cats have a game in hand automatic promotion is back in their hands.

Elsewhere, it was revealed that the ankle injury Duncan Watmore suffered at Wycombe will keep him out for the season.

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Sunderland 2-1 Walsall