Sunderland’s Lynden Gooch mocks Wycombe with a video of Darius Charles speaking to media after the two side’s meeting in 2019 meeting.
The 26 year old American Black Cats star Lynden Gooch made a dig at the Chairboys following his side’s League One playoff final victory on Saturday.
Alex Neil’s side deservedly beat Wycombe 2-0 at Wembley, a will finally be Championship football again thanks to a 12th minute goal from Elliot Embleton which was then topped off with a 79th minute strike from Ross Stewart.
Sunderland were on top early on, before Wycombe tried to threaten the North East outfit’s defence after the break, though Alex Neil’s side were just too much to handle and regained composure to extend their lead.
After the victory, Gooch quickly took to social media to tweet out an interview that was had with former Wycombe defender Darius Charles after the two sides faced off in 2019.
At the time, Charles had said that Sunderland needed to show Wycombe respect and accused them of looking smug.
The Chairboys are now preparing for another season at League One level, while Sunderland are back in the second tier since being relegated from it in 2017/18.
Neil will be hoping to add to his squad over the approaching summer transfer window, knowing that they are going to find it tough.
Gooch played out the full 90 minutes in the League One playoff final at Wembley and is poised for talks over his future at the club next week amid links to Portsmouth.
— Lynden Gooch (@LyndenGooch) May 21, 2022
Speaking after the victory over the Chairboys, he said: “I don’t know where I’m going to be next season so we’re going to have to wait and see. If this is my last game for Sunderland then there is not a better way to go out.
“I’ve got a meeting with him (Alex Neil) on Tuesday and we’ll see what happens. It is what it is. I’ve give everything for the club in my ten years as a pro. We’ll see what happens.”
Sunderland boss Alex Neil on Sky Sports Football: “I thought we deserved to win. Wycombe have done great this season, we knew a lot of people had heavily backed us, but that’s normal for us.
“We coped with that really well, the lads deserve it. I’m buzzing for them, and the fans. This club shouldn’t be where it is, and this is the first step towards getting us back where we want to be.
“The biggest pressure was from myself – the hierarchy, the people who own the club, that’s not what was discussed. How can you help us, how can you fix the things that need fixing?
“For me, coming to a job like this in League One, I don’t want to manage in League One – I had to try to get the club out of League One, to become a Championship manager again, under a lot of pressure and scrutiny. But with a group of players like that, it’s not a problem.
“I’m ready to go, but in a different sense. I’ll enjoy my night, and have a few beers, and so should the players.”
Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth: “The best team won today. They’ve got good players that will do well in the Championship next season.
“We’re proud of what we’ve achieved this season and we’ll go again stronger next year. There’s no blame, only pride.”
Sunderland playmaker and man of the match Alex Pritchard told Sky Sports: “Everyone goes on about the size of the club, the club has been in this league for too long now.
“We’ve had ups and downs, a big thank you to Lee Johnson [former boss] – big credit to him, and Alex the gaffer has come in.
“The fans deserve it. They’ve been incredible.
“Before Alex came in we were leaking goals. But we’ve been solid. He’s just made us more solid and we’re always a threat.”
Red and white, through and through.
— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) May 21, 2022
Sunderland defender Bailey Wright told BBC Radio Newcastle: “We have done our talking on the pitch. Wycombe gave us a great game but we deserved it.
“To a man everyone at the club deserves this day and we’re going to enjoy the moment.
“We knew that if we were at our best we could beat anyone. We knew what Wycombe could do but we knew we had the quality to hurt them.
“I’ve been through some difficult times at this club so we’re going to soak this up and enjoy it.”
Sunderland goal hero Elliot Embleton told Sky Sports: “I’ve been here since I was seven and to win in front of 46,000 Sunderland fans is unreal, I can’t believe it.
“We’re a massive club, look at all the fans.”
Sunderland striker Ross Stewart told Sky Sports: “It’s an unbelievable feeling, for it to end like this in the play-offs, you couldn’t have picked a better way to do it,
“We’re a confident group, and we had to treat it right, we were excellent today and got what we deserved.
“It was a massive opener, Wycombe defend really well and the goal settled us down. Getting the second got us home.
“Today was the icing on the cake in a game with so much importance.”
Twitter users reacted as Sunderland’s Lynden Gooch mocks Wycombe with a video of what Darius Charles said after the 2019 meeting…
@lewmill91: Get in 😂😂😂
@kylemurg: Hahahahahaha GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCH
@Bunney_91: Stop Lynden’s beer 😂
@past_sunderland: Gooch has just made it 3 nil
@chrissavedlatin: HAHAHAHAHAHA yes Lynden my son
@Wakey_88: Get up there 🇺🇸
@Blackie1973_: What a hero 😂😂😂😂
@vitosauras: Hahahaha I love this shithousery
@MrWedders12: Wembley, this is our house! #SAFC
@Leonfryatt1: GOOCHHHHHHHHHH WITH THE VIOLATION now get yourself to trafalgar
@emilyxfraser: Hahahahahahhahah ye love owt like it
@MattCrighton: Yes Lynden lad!
@k1awrence: Why god Lynden, I didn’t think it was possible to love you any more
@PhilKing1971: @LyndenGooch love you mate. So proud of you & the lads today & all season. Also, best bit of trolling I’ve seen in a LONG time. So glad you’ve had that bit of success after all the hard times. Sign a new contract & see you next season!!!
@0wenSAFC_: GOOCH YOU FUCKING BEAUTY 3-0 WRAP IT UP
@JonnyLavery99: Beer fear the morn chief
@glendvd100: The greatest tweet of all time. Just beautiful.
@SirCallumManson: I take back everything I said about you mate fucking gidurppp