Elliot Embleton reflects on Sunderland’s play-off final victory as he shares message with supporters | OneFootball
Elliot Embleton reflects on Sunderland’s play-off final victory as he shares message with supporters
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Embleton was selected to start in the club’s play-off final showdown with Wycombe Wanderers by manager Alex Neil and went on to produce a positive display at Wembley Stadium.
The Black Cats academy graduate opened the scoring for his side in the 12th minute as his powerful effort from outside of the area wrong-footed David Stockdale.
Following the break, Anthony Patterson produced a smart stop to deny Sam Vokes from scoring an equaliser for the Chairboys.
Ross Stewart then doubled Sunderland’s advantage after being teed up by Alex Pritchard.
With Wycombe unable to deliver a response to Stewart’s strike, the Black Cats sealed a return to the second-tier.
Embleton will be hoping to feature regularly for Sunderland at this level next season after showing some real signs of promise during the closing stages of the season.
Reflecting on his side’s play-off triumph on Instagram, the midfielder admitted that it was a special day for everyone associated with the club.
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“A special day for everyone at the club @sunderlandafcofficial.”
Embleton will unquestionably cherish netting a goal at Wembley for Sunderland as the club gave him the opportunity to showcase his talent at senior level.
Following the turn of the year, the midfielder managed to score six goals and provide three assists in the third-tier as he benefitted significantly from Neil’s guidance.
Having averaged a respectable WhoScored match rating of 6.71 in League One last season, it will be interesting to see how Embleton will fare in the Championship later this year.
By continuing to make strides in terms of his development, there is no reason why the 23-year-old cannot go on to help Sunderland achieve a relative amount of success during the 2022/23 campaign.
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