Charlton are the visitors to the Stadium of Light this weekend and Nigel Adkins’ side trail sixth placed Lincoln by 3 points and 10 goals. Sunderland are looking to maintain their form and the relentless pressure which is being applied to Hull and Peterborough as they chase automatic promotion.
On Monday afternoon, the points were shared at the London Road Stadium. It took 66 minutes for the Posh to make the breakthrough in the 66th minute. Sunderland replied in the 80th minute from an Aiden McGeady freekick as the game ended 1-1.
So here it was, the first of our two supposed “biggest” games of the season and I had to take a pre-game nap to avoid overthinking and getting nervous about it; I might have to make those siestas on 8 more occasions this season as they are all big games, aren’t they? In fact, I’m tired now thinking about it.
Are we really invincible now? Sunderland win again, adapting against a dangerous Oxford side and looking more and more like potential League One champions.
Oxford arrive on Wearside after beating Lincoln City last weekend, something Sunderland were unable to do two weeks ago. The U’s will be after 3 points which could potentially fire them into the playoff places and The Black Cats are hoping to extend their unbeaten run to 12.
On Saturday, Sunderland won yet another game of football. This time against Joey Barton’s Bristol Rovers. Aiden O’Brien’s first half goal from a corner was the difference between the sides. Here are the 2 Good and 1 Bad from the game.
The Black Cats make the trip to the Memorial Stadium this weekend to play relegation threatened Bristol Rovers. After a disappointing draw where the Lads failed to take advantage of our promotion rivals slipping up, they have another opportunity to pile the pressure on second placed Peterborough who were soundly beaten by Blackpool on Tuesday night.
Sunderland make the trip to Lancashire to play Accrington Stanley at the Wham Stadium (fantastic name) for the first time this season.
I can’t be the only one who’s played the anthem to the Champions League and closed their eyes thinking about how it would feel for Sunderland to be playing in the final, probably against Barcelona or Bayern Munich and going on to watch us win the trophy.
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