North East UK news Parkinson praises 'excellent' Wyke after Swindon strike MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Charlie Wyke was restored to the starting eleven alongside Chris Maguire and grabbed Sunderland's opening goal in the comfortable 2-0 victory at Swindon Town on Saturday afternoon
Breaking News ! Phil Parkinson singled out Charlie Wyke for praise after Sunderland beat Swindon Town to extend their unbeaten start to the season. Wyke scored the Black Cats’ opening goal just before half-time in the 2-0 victory at the County Ground, but Parkinson was also delighted with the frontman’s all-round contribution. Chris Maguire earned and converted a penalty in the second half as Sunderland ran out worthy winners. Parkinson said: “I thought Chaz’s all-round performance today was excellent. He won headers, ran the channels, pressed, and got the goal. “That’s what he is capable of. “It was a great win for us. “The football was good but the work ethic was outstanding, starting from the front two Charlie and Chrissy [Maguire]. “They both got a goal but it’s about more than that, it’s about working hard, closing down, winning headers, and they did that.” Read More Related Articles Sunderland boss Phil Parkinson provides injury updates on Jordan Willis and Denver Hume Read More Related Articles Swindon 0-2 Sunderland report - Maguire and Wyke score on their return as Black Cats ease to victory Sunderland went into the game with a makeshift defence due to injuries and Tom Flanagan’s suspension, and they had to make another adjustment when Jordan Willis limped off inside the first 20 minutes.
. “Swindon have some good players, their movement is good, and you have to respect that but I thought we handled it really well. “Coming back after the international break, the preparation was good and it’s key to get that right when you have had a break. “You could see the pressing today right to the end, and the fitness levels of the lads are very, very high. “We are at our best when we press the opposition.
SWINDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: Charlie Wyke of Sunderland scores the opening goal during the Sky Bet League One match between Swindon Town and Sunderland at County Ground on October 17, 2020 in Swindon, England. (Photo by Ian Horrocks/Getty Images)
“Any win is a good one, but when you are a bit disjointed like we were today, it makes it even better.” Swindon only managed one shot on target all game and they had to wait until the 93 rd minute for that, but Lee Burge was on hand to block substitute Hallam Hope’s effort. Parkinson said: “It was still a big save, and sometimes when a goalkeeper doesn’t have a lot to do it’s keeping concentration that counts. “He took a few crosses, and that one save he made right at the end was excellent.”
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