Sunderland endured yet another disappointing result at the weekend, on a day where they just couldn’t take their chances against a determined Oxford United side.
The Black Cats knew that their hunt for automatic promotion would be very challenging indeed, with Luton Town flying at the top of the league table and the likes of Barnsley staking a strong claim for a 2nd placed finish come the end of the season.
Jack Ross’ men got off to the perfect start after Jimmy Dunne put the North East club ahead just after the half hour mark, but were made to pay for a lacklustre second half when Marcus Browne levelled for Karl Robinson’s men in the dying embers of the game.
The result leaves Sunderland sitting 4th in the Sky Bet League One table, five points off the automatic promotion places, albeit with two games in hand on Barnsley.
Here, we take a look at Sunderland fans’ reactions to their side’s weekend display…
Absolutely pathetic that mind! We didn't deserve the point nevermind anything more than that, Oxford completely dominated us!
— Gavin Moan (@safc_crazy) February 9, 2019
When’s people gunna realise our managers negative n if he didn’t have the most money to spend and the football leagues best goalkeeper we’d be in the bottom half
— Joe (@JoeSmithies) February 9, 2019
I think we aren’t getting automatic promotion now. We keep trying to hold onto 1-0 leads rather than finish teams off. Awful
— FTM (@jxmes123) February 9, 2019
We haven’t put in a good performance for a long time now ☹️
— Nick (@NicksSport) February 9, 2019
Would be in mid table if it weren’t for Maja
— finknoxallman (@finknoxallman) February 9, 2019
Poor performance, no threat. Needs sorting out quick for these home games!
— Craig Lisgo (@CraigLisgo) February 9, 2019
Lifting result that like. I think ross’s style of@play is like watching paint dry. Take of our goal threats to protect a 1-0 lead cause that works every week -NOT.
— Lee Miller (@LeeSafcMiller) February 9, 2019
Simply not good enough
Waste of time having a midfield when all we do is lump the ball up in the air all time from the back
— Peter Bailey (@PeterSafc10) February 9, 2019