Sunderland must wait one other 12 months to get out of League One as they have been crushed by Lincoln within the play-off semi-finals.
The Black Cats gained 2-1 on the Stadium of Gentle however that wasn’t sufficient as they misplaced the primary leg 2-0, which means the Imps gained the tie 3-2 on mixture.
Lincoln will meet Blackpool, who bought the higher of Oxford United, within the play-off closing on Might 30.
Lee Johnson’s aspect levelled the enthralling tie within the first-half due to objectives from Ross Stewart and Charlie Wyke.
However the guests improved after the break and after Regan Poole’s header hit the bar, Tom Hopper headed dwelling what proved to be the decisive objective.
The tie might have been buried when Michael Appleton’s aspect got a penalty however Jorge Grant did not convert.
However ultimately it didn’t matter as there have been no extra objectives within the tie and Lincoln at the moment are 90 minutes away from enjoying in English soccer’s second tier for the primary time since 1961.
In the meantime, Sunderland will surprise how they did not go up for one more season.