Yorke, Hysen, Connolly and Edwards all on target in victory.
20 January 2007
Sunderland extended their winning start to 2007 to three games with a 4-2 win over Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.
Goals from Dwight Yorke, Tobias Hysen, David Connolly and Carlos Edwards continued the Black Cats surge up the Championship table under Roy Keane.
A depleted Wednesday squad were put to the sword by a ruthless Sunderland performance as the Black Cats went on to lift the Championship title.
Yorke gave Sunderland the lead on 21 minutes, Liam Miller passed for the Trinidad and Tobago international to finish sublimely past Mark Crossley in the Owls goal.
Sunderland’s lead was doubled on the stroke of half-time; Dean Whitehead found space and crossed for Hysen to tap in from close range.
Hysen turned provider for the Black Cats third, the Swedish international slotted through Connolly who calmly finished past Crossley.
Wednesday found a way back into the game ten minutes from time; Chris Brunt’s free-kick went through the arms of Sunderland keeper Darren Ward for Deon Burton to pounce on the loose ball.
Wade Small grabbed a second for Wednesday to set up a nervy finish; Small produced a fine finish after Ward had saved Marcus Tudgay’s initial effort.
The Black Cats regained their two-goal advantage in injury-time, Carlos Edwards nicked in to secure the victory after Daryl Murphy provided the assist for the tricky winger.
Sunderland: Ward, Evans, Whitehead, Nosworthy, Collins, Edwards, Hysen (Wallace, 90), Yorke, Miller (Leadbitter, 63), Elliott, Connolly (Murphy, 75).
Subs Not Used: Fulop, Varga.