Sunderland progressed to spherical 4 of the Carabao Cup with a totally deserved 2-0 victory at Wigan.
The conflict pitted the highest two in League One in opposition to one another, however a complete of 17 adjustments – eight to Sunderland, 9 to Wigan – confirmed the place it lay on the respective checklist of priorities.
Proper from the off, Sunderland have been first to each ball, with Aiden O’Brien seeing a 25-yard effort flash simply large of Ben Amos’ right-hand put up.
O’Brien was then concerned in Sunderland’s opening objective on 26 minutes, when he seemed to be in an offside place as he chased an extended ball.
Correctly he allowed team-mate Nathan Broadhead to take supply of the move as a substitute, and the end from the on-loan Everton participant whistled into the far nook of the online.
Dennis Cirkin virtually doubled the lead inside moments, seeing a rasping drive tipped over by Amos.
A mistake from Jason Kerr – making his debut after a deadline day transfer from St Johnstone – then allowed Leon Dajaku to race via on objective, just for Amos to once more halt him.
No matter Wigan boss Leam Richardson mentioned on the break made little distinction, with the guests selecting up the place that they had left off at half-time.
9 minutes after the restart, Luke O’Nien completed off a stunning group transfer with a wonderful end.
And solely determined defending within the last quarter prevented Sunderland from underlining their superiority additional.
When is the draw for the Carabao Cup fourth spherical?
The fourth-round draw will happen after Manchester United’s third-round conflict with West Ham on Wednesday evening; kick-off 7.45pm. The draw will probably be dwell on Sky Sports activities Predominant Occasion and Sky Sports activities Soccer.
- Fourth spherical: October 26 and 27
- Quarter-finals: December 21 and 22
- Semi-finals: January 4/5 and 11/12
- Last: February 27