Charlie Wyke once again proved how integral he is to the side as he dragged a sluggish Sunderland to a comfortable victory.
Apologies for the technical issues with this earlier!
This game will always be overshadowed by the farcical handling of Sunderland's Covid-19 impact.
I am absolutely gobsmacked. Could it be that all this time we have actually had a decent football team shackled by a terrible football manager?
A defeat at home to the side occupying bottom place in League One is hardly the best way to start your managerial tenure at any club.
Once again Phil Parkinson's Sunderland were pegged back after taking the lead, for the fourth competitive game on the bounce.
A goal-of-the-season contender from Grant Leadbitter was not enough to secure three points for Sunderland.
It was a difficult watch at the Stadium of Light, one which has brought Phil Parkinson's managerial reign under significant scrutiny.
It wasn't the prettiest match - but this is League One remember!
Sunderland returned to winning ways against a dogged Gillingham side and with other results going in our favour, we're just four points off automatic promotion with a game in hand.