Aaron Ramsdale and Sunderland fans mock Sheffield Wednesday and Barry Bannan after the Black Cats secured a place in the playoff final.
Sunderland will face Wycombe in the League One showpiece after Patrick Roberts’ stoppage-time goal at Hillsborough.
The Black Cats went into the second leg with a 1-0 win from the first leg but Lee Gregory wiped out their advantage in the second half.
Wednesday then looked the more likely to go on and get a second, however the Wearsiders got them when they least expected, with Jack Clarke flying down the left and pulled the ball back for Roberts to smash his shot home.
The Owls still had time to find a second that would have sent the tie to extra time because of the 10 minutes that were added on following Sam Hutchinson’s head injury earlier in the second half, though Sunderland held on.
Sheffield Wednesday will now spend at least another campaign in the third tier after being relegated from the Championship on the final day of last season.
In light of this result, former Sheffield United keeper Aaron Ramsdale couldn’t help but take the mick out of Sheffield Wednesday, simply tweeting “Whoops”.
Meanwhile, Sunderland fans were left laughing when seeing Sky Sports pan the camera on an emotional looking Barry Bannan, who looked to be shedding some tears…
— Aaron (@AaronRamsdale98) May 9, 2022
We’ve Got Bannan Crying Bannan https://t.co/PhaBr4gmXy
— Scotty (@MightyMillers20) May 9, 2022
Sunderland’s Bailey Wright said on Sky Sports Football: “Sheffield Wednesday gave us a right good game over the two legs. We put our bodies on the line, and when we show our quality, we can punish teams. We had incredible support tonight. This is by no means job done.
“Alex Neil has been class and the results speak for themselves. He has brought a culture to the club and we have a real togetherness. He doesn’t leave anything untouched and works hard to give us the best platform to perform.”
Sheffield Wednesday’s Darren Moore: “I thought it was a better game from our point of view. It was pulsating, closely fought and both teams gave everything. The atmosphere was electric, but one moment decided it towards the end.
“The two goals we conceded were both lapses of concentration. The momentum was with us after we scored, but the one clear-cut chance they had at the end they took. You’ve got to give them credit for how they stayed in the game. They stayed resolute.
“We’re disappointed for the players but that’s football. I’ve said you’ve got to take it on the chin, it has its beautiful parts, and sometimes it can kick you right where it hurts. We’ll have to regroup. It’s been a good campaign.”
Sunderland’s Alex Neil: “What we’ve done is given ourselves an opportunity now. It was a big game, a difficult game; we switched off once in the match and it cost us a goal and that was disappointing because throughout the game I thought we were excellent. I thought we controlled spells and had some good opportunities as well.
“I believed so much in the way we were playing and the personnel on the pitch to win this specific match that I felt that, if I was going to change it, I was going to dilute what we were trying to do. Thankfully that belief paid off and we’ve got a chance to go to Wembley.
“I think with the belief, the run that we’ve been on and the fact we keep coming back and scoring late goals and the determination in this group, the fans will start to believe in this team. We’ll do everything we possibly can to win the game.
“We need to deliver. Wycombe are a difficult team and I watched them, last night; they dig, they grind and do everything they can to try and get the result – and we’re going to have to do likewise.”
Barry Bannan said that he wants to stay at Sheffield Wednesday and help the club win promotion back to the Championship: “I’ve got unfinished business, I’ve said that. I wanted to get promoted this season, it hasn’t happened, so I see myself staying here to get promoted next season and giving it another go.
“I wanted to lift a trophy as captain of this club. That’s what I’ll continue to do.
“We’ve come up short, we were a game away from Wembley and that chance to lift that trophy, but it’s unfinished business and hopefully I’m back here to do it again next season.”
“My family are happy and I’m happy,” he added. “I love this club, I’ve touched on it a load of times and that will never change.
“I said at the start of the season that I was going to get this club out of this league and back to where we belong. I need to speak to my family now but I can’t see anything changing. We’re happy, I’m happy and that’s all that matters.
“It’s hard to take, it’s still early. I’m gutted. I wanted to get this club promoted so much and to come up short in the semi-final is heartbreaking. We’ve got to take it on the chin, we’re grown men and we have to come back fighting next season.”
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Twitter users reacted as Aaron Ramsdale and Sunderland fans mock Sheffield Wednesday and Barry Bannan…
@FPL_Sess: Literally just did the 😩 emoji
@MRennieRP: Few finer sights in football than Barry Bannan crying on the pitch. Just oh, so beautiful. #SAFC
@mickroper81: Andy Hinchcliffe must be absolutely gutted tonight, I bet he is in the dressing room now giving Barry Bannan a big cuddle #safc #swfc
@MattyFoster22: Get this on a truck outside Andy Hinchcliffes house the biased cunt his commentary was embarrassing
@jonnygr17: Barry Bannan, Andy Hinchcliffe, The Sherlocks, them stupid fucking owls and every single melt who put their torches on after their goal… You’ve just been shagged by Patrick Fucking Roberts 😍🔴⚪️
@JoeSafc23: No better sight in football 🤣🤣🤣🤣
@Cameronwotto100: INJECT ITTTTT
Even Barry Bannan is using that crying filter on Snapchat pic.twitter.com/m7uf4hvMhb
— Element Miller (@miller_element) May 9, 2022
— Jack ⚔️ (@UTBJack) May 9, 2022
@FoersDarren: Once a Blade
@newbrook82: Love a bit of shithousery. No Wednesday fans biting?
@jakesafcftm: ramsdale is a mackem
@graceandavasmam: Rammers ❤️⚔️
@Nathhhavfc: This shithousery ffs 😭
@SufcRegan: Love you rammers
@Feosufc: AARON FUCKING RAMSDALE
@BlademarkSUFC: All Blades aren’t we