I think entertaining is the most polite term I can muster to describe yet another Sunderland performance. There were, at least, some moments to celebrate unlike most home games for the past year and we were given another reason to do just that shortly after full time. For now, however, it's time to rate the players!
Ten goals, six points - sounds great doesn't it? Until I mention that those figures represent Sunderland's 'positive' haul at home for the entire 2017. That is in 19 matches. We lose again at home and it's anyone's guess as to whether this will ever end. One thing is for sure, we're going nowhere with Simon Grayson as manager - time to rate the players.
Sunderland do a two goal lead like only Sunderland can do. By mucking it up again via our disorganised defence debilitated by incompetence on the field and, arguably more so, the sidelines. Time to rate the players on another Saturday spoilt.
Sunderland earn their second league point at home with a magical moment from Aiden McGeady rescuing an otherwise drab and disorganised performance. Time to rate the players!
Sunderland travelled to Deepdale for a Championship clash with manager Simon Grayson's former side Preston North End. The Lilywhites have been in decent form recently, unlike the Wearsiders who only have one league win all season.
Sunderland not losing is quite the surprise, Sunderland not winning remains a big problem. It was a much improved Sunderland display that fell short once more - now is your chance to rate the players!
Sunderland travelled to to Portman Road in poor form. Simon Grayson's men sat 3rd from bottom and with only one league win all season, it wasn't looking good for the Black Cats going into the match.
Sunderland faced the visit of Cardiff City and before the game fans knew it would be a tough test, Neil Warnock’s high flying Bluebirds sat in third place before kick off but hadn’t won a game in three - better than Sunderland who haven’t won in 5. Sunderland fans haven’t seen a win on home soil since a 1-0 victory against Watford in December 2016.
Can't really think of many more ways to describe how awful Sunderland are without repeating myself. Simon Grayson reckons that we're not too good to go down. Sunderland. Not too good to play in League One. How did it come to this? Time to rate the players, scroll down a little to do so.
Sunderland traveled to Goodison Park for the League Cup third round this being the first time Simon Grayson’s men have faced a Premier League team since relegation last season.