This is a difficult one to write about. It’s been a couple of days since the game kicked off in Wigan and I’m still not over the disappointment I felt when the referee blew the final whistle; All of that effort, the monumental job that these players put in to give themselves the opportunity of automatic promotion from this league and they falter when it comes to the crunch.
Only Premier League title-marchers Manchester City have been more fancied by the bookies than Sunderland in the whole of English football.
Playoffs are looming once more for the Lads who have handed relegation threatened Wigan six points since Lee Johnson took charge, they are only five points off bottom. It's Player Ratings & Comments!
Sunderland's first defeat since the beginning of February came at the hands of Charlton who have done their best to, once again, scupper the Lads' promotion push. It's Player Ratings & Comments!
Aiden McGeady is turning up when Sunderland need him most. After scoring the crucial second goal against Oxford in the 81st minute on Friday, he equalised in the 81st minute today to ensure the Lads don't lose ground on automatic promotion. It's time for Player Ratings & Comments.
Sunderland travel to the Weston Homes Stadium to play on one of the shabbiest pitches in the league. Both sides are chasing automatic promotion and many are viewing this fixture as a 6 pointer. In reality the outcome of this game won’t decide who finishes in the top two, but it’ll certainly have huge impact on confidence for players and fans alike. It’s a top of the table clash between two of the best sides in the league, let’s have little look at what’s going on.
Reports suggest Didier Ndong has gone missing yet again. It's hardly the first time the Sunderland record signing has disappeared.
If the half-time scenes were anything to go by then the League One title isn’t the only award we are looking for this season. Fresh off of the red carpet, Lee Johnson dons his flat-cap, grey suit jacket, denim jeans and loafers as he collects the BAFTA for most dramatic soap-opera, due to the antics of both Sunderland and Oxford as the whistle blew, on both occasions, to call an end to play yesterday.
The headlines following Sunderland’s clash with Oxford have been filled with tales of an alleged headbutt. It’s not the first time the Stadium of Light tunnel has seen a ruckus.
Sunderland start the potentially season-defining Easter period with a win over Oxford United in a fiesty affair. It's Player Ratings & Comments.