Sunderland played out a goalless draw with Portsmouth away from home at Fratton Park in the second leg of their League One playoff semi-final tie on Thursday evening.
The Black Cats won the first leg of the tie 1-0 at the Stadium of Light last weekend, meaning that Jack Ross’s side have progressed to the playoff final 1-0 on aggregate.
Sunderland will face either Charlton Athletic or Doncaster Rovers in the League One playoff final for a place in the Championship next season.
Elliott was following the match, and the former Sunderland forward has taken to Twitter to give his reaction to the win for the Black Cats.
The former Republic of Ireland international has praised Sunderland goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin for his saves against Portsmouth, and has also hailed 26-year-old defender Alim Ozturk for establishing himself as an important player in Ross's team.
On a side note. How important has Alim Ozturk become over the past few weeks. Huge credit should be given to him for keeping physically and mentally right for the run in. Has become a big player for the club all of a sudden. Who would have thought? #hawaythebigturk #Ozturk #safc— Stephen Elliott (@SleevesElliott) May 16, 2019
Absolutely horrendous game of football with no quality whatsoever. However I couldn’t give a flying f**k. Sunderland were spot on tactically. Credit where it’s due and Jack Ross got it right tonight. Well deserved over the two legs. Wembley again. #hawaythelads— Stephen Elliott (@SleevesElliott) May 16, 2019
Jon McLaughlin basic saves seem like worldies to #safc fans due to the imposters who appeared in goal last season. Been brilliant tonight. C’mon Sunderland. Dig in— Stephen Elliott (@SleevesElliott) May 16, 2019
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