Josh Maja Happy To Rescue Sunderland


Sunderland of England attacker, Josh Maja has stated delight with his goal that eked out a point for his side at the weekend, but admitted it was a game they should have won.


Maja was standing tall on the evening, but Sunderland wasted a chance to climb to the top of League One by only managing to draw 1-1 with Wycombe at the Stadium of Light.

Wycombe, sitting in the bottom half of the table, caused problems and got their reward when winger Fred Onyedinma struck the opener in the 67th minute.

However, Maja got off the bench to strike his 11th goal of the season with five minutes left to at least seal a point, even if it meant Sunderland’s eight-match winning run came to an end.

Had The Chairboys’ skipper Adam El-Abd converted Joe Jacobson’s corner then they would have been ahead earlier. But Sunderland wasted a couple of late chances before the break too.

Irish winger Aidan McGeady, the pick of the players on the day, was almost rewarded for a performance of intent with the opener but he rolled an effort wide when he got free of his marker in the area.

Other than that there was very little for either goalkeeper to deal with until a routine ball into the Sunderland area was not dealt with and Onyedinma controlled and then powered a finish high inside Jon McLaughlin’s net from 14 yards to stun the Wearside crowd.

Sunderland pulled it back when Maja controlled a lovely pass from George Honeyman to prevent a frustrating home defeat.

The former Super Eagles invitee stated afterwards: “It was a good goal, and very timely, but it would have been better had we won the match”


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