Sunderland’s away struggles continued today as they once again lost out.
Shrewsbury were the benefactors this time as they beat the Black Cats 1-0 to leave Phil Parkinson’s men outside of the top six and some eight points off the automatic promotion places.
Sunderland and Parkinson were hoping to build on a good performance last time out which saw them run out 5-o winners against Tranmere Rovers.
However, they were nowhere near their best and struggled to get going as the Shrews put them to the sword with a 22nd minute winner.
The win put the home side just one point behind the Black Cats in the League One table and was another stark reminder to new manager Phil Parkinson that Sunderland won’t be simply having things their own way between now and the end of the season.
The Sunderland fans were out in force on Twitter following the game too, with a whole host of them taking time out to take a swipe at the latest performance.
It doesn’t make good reading if you are a Sunderland player that’s for sure…
Typical. One step forward on Tuesday, one step backwards today. Our inconsistency and away form will not get us promoted
— Daniel Gallagher (@_dgallagher99) October 26, 2019
You can’t even blame the managers now, players have to be questioned.
— Theo (@Thogden) October 26, 2019
Mid table form .. buckle up for a 3rd season in this league ..
— IB (@IBark3r7) October 26, 2019
No Promotion hopefully I'm wrong
— xJPJx142🔴⚪🔴⚪ (@KINGMAGUIRE1) October 26, 2019
— Connor Martin (@ConnorM99712308) October 26, 2019
3 consecutive away games, 0 points, 0 goals. We’re a mid table league one club nothing will change that
— Tom Anderson (@tomandersonn01) October 26, 2019
Woeful. Club is being dragged down and down, totally embarrassing
— TWANGMACKEM™️ 🏴🇧🇦 (@twangmackem) October 26, 2019
We are embarrassing
— Mike Taylor (@MikeyTaylor83) October 26, 2019