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Sunderland qualify to leave Leicester waiting

24 Jan 2018
Elliot Embleton, Sunderland

Black Cats beat Foxes 2-0 to secure quarter-final place and leave visitors depending on other results

Sunderland reached the quarter-finals thanks to a 2-0 win over Leicester City, but the visitors' hopes of making progress will depend on results elsewhere.

Superb first-half strikes from Lee Connelly and Elliot Embleton (pictured above) were enough to secure top spot in Group B and a place in the last eight for the 2016/17 finalists.

The result left Leicester second on four points, ahead of Hertha Berlin and Legia Warsaw.

They must now wait to learn whether they will progress as one of the two best runners-up. They are the second-placed side with the best record but that could change with three groups yet to finish. 

See: Sunderland report | Leicester report

Next fixtures

Sunderland: 28 Jan v Arsenal (H) PL2
Leicester: 29 Jan v Man City (H) PL2

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