Come back tomorrow for Pete Sixsmith‘s full analysis – actually, his it is only his nearly full analysis – of this priceless victory. This is how he saw it for The Observer. We start with the view of a Wanderers fan …
SHAUN O’GARA, BWFC Supporters’ Club
I thought we had chances after chances to win it, but we just couldn’t score. We didn’t play well at all today and our season is in danger of petering out, which is a shame to see us end it on a whimper after all that we have achieved. We haven’t got much of a midfield at the moment and that is costing us.
Jaaskelainen 6; Steinsson 5, Robinson 5, Cahill 6, Knight 6; Muamba 5 (Gardner 46, 7); Taylor 6 (Klasnic 76, 6), Lee 6 (Moreno 76, 6), Elmander 5; Davies 6, Sturridge 6
PETE SIXSMITH, SalutSunderland.com
Not a classic, but for a change we showed plenty of grit and determination especially after giving away a soft equaliser with only minutes left. Steve Bruce got his team selection and tactics exactly right. We are safe now and our tremendous fans can sleep well again until it all starts again in August.
Mignolet 8; Bardsley 7, Mensah 7, Onuoha 7, Ferdinand 7; Zenden 7, Malbranque 6 (Muntari 82), Henderson 7, Colback 8; Elmohamady 6, Sessègnon 8