Sunderland looked as if the writing was on the wall going into the clash with Leeds at Elland Road; although Heckingbottom's men had only tasted victory twice since Christmas.
How are we supposed to win a football match without Paddy McNair?
Urgh, another football match. Today, we visit Elland Road for the first time since 2006. A similar result today would be decent - we won 3-0 that day featuring Graham Kavanagh's only league goal for the club.
You don't change a winning side. But it looks like we are about to.
Sunderland travelled to the East Midlands to take on Derby County in Sky Sports' Good Friday late kick off.
ALRIGHT...alright! You got us. Li Tie is not going to be Sunderland Emperor, Sunderland doesn't have an airport, no Chinese consortium is taking over (that we're aware of) and, yes, John O'Shea doesn't speak Mandarin. However...
Earlier this morning WAW exclusively revealed via social media that the club's take over saga is near completion. More details below on this morning's explosive news.
Birmingham's untimely back-to-back wins have made Sunderland's victory all the more important. Had we lost, we'd be eight points adrift and effectively relegated.
Vroom. Ping. Ahh. Tick tock. Wallop. Oof. Awooga. Awooga. Awooga. What am I on about? Nee idea. Just like I have nee idea how last night happened.
Yet another suspension and an untimely injury for Joel Asoro means we're guaranteed to see at least two changes from the side that surrendered so typically to Preston.