🎥 EFL Performance of the Weekend: A Charlie Wyke love-in 🥰

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Alex Mott

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On Valentine’s weekend there was plenty of love at the Stadium of Light and it was directed mainly towards one man.

Sunderland 4
Doncaster Rovers 1
Full time

Charlie Wyke was the hero on Saturday as Sunderland hosted in-form Doncaster in a tasty promotion-hopeful clash in the north east.

After their defeat to Shrewsbury in midweek, this was a must-win game for Lee Johnson’s men and they rose to the occasion with a masterful performance.

Wyke was quite brilliant as the lone target man, scoring all four goals in a 4-1 win that took the Black Cats up to sixth in League One.

That’s now 21 goals in all competitions for the 28-year-old who has taken his game to another level this season and looks like the player everyone thought he would be when coming through at Middlesbrough all those years ago.

And long may it continue because Sunderland will need his goals if they are to maintain a top six push until May.

Honourable mentions

Whenever Wycombe have been mentioned in dispatches in this column, it’s usually been because of a resounding defeat against one of the Championship’s big boys.

Not this time though.

Gareth Ainsworth’s men produced one of the shocks of the season so far on Saturday as they beat Huddersfield 3-2 to heap more pressure on Terriers boss Carlos Corberán.

Coming from 2-0 down, the Chairboys netted their winner in the 87th minute thanks to Josh Knight to claim only their fourth win of the campaign.

In League Two there were a mammoth six games postponed due to the weather conditions with only two matches getting the go ahead.

Bolton beat Stevenage 1-0 whilst Cambridge and Southend was goalless – it wasn’t a vintage weekend.