Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth admitted beating Sunderland was a huge moment for the club as the Blues cemented second place in League One following their 1-0 win.

Darius Charles grabbed the game's only goal in the first half and the Blues were indebted to goalkeeper Ryan Allsop for a couple of brilliant saves to keep Wycombe's noses in front.

With a side boasting household names in the world of football, Ainsworth was delighted with his side's display.

He said: "Huge respect to Sunderland as they are such a huge club.

"We have some huge teams in this league and it was a great moment to see the whistle blown and get that 1-0 win because we almost did it last season and this season we have done it.

"I thought we deserved the win and we restricted Sunderland to going quite long at times and we matched that but when there were times to get the ball down, we did really well.

"McGeady produced a great strike but Ryan Allsop matched it, it was a fabulous save and with their team, most names would walk into any League One side and most Championship sides and I am sure the fans will be talking about this one for a while."

Charles grabbed the all-important goal with a smart finish after the Black Cats failed to clear their lines and Ainsworth reiterated Charles' injury woes and paid tribute to the defender for all his hard work.

He added: "People won't see what Darius has been through.

"He doesn't train Mondays or Tuesdays. He works on his hip and this arthritis that he has got for life and it may hamper him in later life.

"He wants this career and this identity as a footballer and he deserves it and every credit and plaudit he gets because he was superb defensively.

"He doesn't often pop up with his goals but what a strike that was and it was good enough to win any game."