Preston 0-3 Sunderland: Black Cats Secure Championship Play-Off Place!

Sunderland secured a dramatic and unexpected play-off spot with a 3-0 win over Preston. Manager Tony Mowbray's side needed a three-goal swing at half-time with rivals Millwall winning 3-1. But as Blackburn produced a comeback in south London, Sunderland's excellent strikes by Amad Diallo, Alex Pritchard and Jack Clarke ensured they clinched a spot in the Championship play-offs.

The victory capped off Sunderland's nine-game unbeaten run and provided momentum heading into their upcoming fixture against Luton. Mowbray praised his attacking talent, including Diallo and Roberts, but warned of Luton's strength. Diallo was named man-of-the-match for his crucial goal in the game.