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‘If we’re serious about success…’ – Many Sunderland fans debate key figure’s position after Bradford defeat

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Sunderland fell to a fourth defeat on the bounce yesterday as they were beaten by Bradford City on penalties in their Papa John’s Trophy Group F clash, which has left many Black Cats fans debating the position of manager Lee Johnson. 

The North East club’s form has taken a drastic downturn in recent weeks and they haven’t won a game inside 90 minutes since the 19th of October.

They welcomed the Bantams to the Stadium of Light yesterday knowing that they needed just a point to finish top of Group F but made things difficult for themselves as Theo Robinson put the visitors ahead after 36 minutes.

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Everton loanee Nathan Broadhead pulled Sunderland back level in magnificent style seven minutes into the second half but despite forcing saves out of goalkeeper Sam Hornby and hitting the bar, they were unable to grab a second and the game ended level.

Bradford came out on top in the subsequent penalty shootout meaning they took home two points and Johnson’s side earned one, which was enough to put the Black Cats top of Group F and ensure they have a home tie in the knockout stages.

However, that’s now Sunderland’s fourth defeat on the bounce and fifth in six games, which has left many supporters debating Johnson’s position on Twitter.

Read their reaction here:


London-based sports journalist at Snack Media EFL accredited, graduate of New Associates and the University of Brighton

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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