Sunderland DESTROY Coventry City after draw which turned the heads of the footballing world

The stage was set. Sunderland surged into action against a petrified Coventry side.

by GMac88 Sunday, 24 November 2019 08:10 AM Comments

 

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Only a win was on the cards for the Black Cats, and a win they were determined to obtain.

Phil 'Sun-Life' Parkinson had his players riled up from the off as they put on one of the most thrilling first half performances in recent years. Grant Leadbitter owned the midfield alongside the imperious Maximus Power and the lead singer from the Artic Monkeys, who was keen on ensuring the lads looked good on the grass floor.

Roberto Carlos caused Coventry problems all afternoon, but his presence was most potent in the opening 45 minutes as he rampaged down the left hand side. Roberto linked up with Aiden McGeady like they were twins separated at the birth of Stephane Sessegnon. Chris Maguire on the other side, fresh from his pre-match cigar and vanilla cream slice, simply laughed in the faces of the helpless Coventry defence.

And I nearly finished my first half synopsis without mentioning William Donald Grigg. Tree sitting activists would have been spitting feathers as the striker scorched the turf with such ferocity that it's lucky he isn't Brazilian, as the Amazon would already be reduced to cinders.

In quite possibly the most unlikely event in footballing history, Coventry manager Robins found his Batman in the form of Dominic Hyam. It's a wonder how the goal happened, such was the unrelentingly brilliant defending from everyone in red and white. There is no doubt that if people cared enough about this league to implement VAR, such a goal would not have stood up to scrutiny. There can be no other explanation. A baffling turn of events.

The pressure from the homeside was bordering on abuse. If any of you watched Barcelona during their all-conquering 2008-09 squad, you'll have realised even they could not have performed to the same level as The Lads did yesterday. Sunderland, obviously, did find their goal - and what a goal it was! One to remember. One to tell your great grandson's grandchild about. The new Didier Drogba - Benji Kimipioka (set to sign a new £350k a month contract such is his talent) finished mercilessly after a truly mesmerising move by Sunderland. 

Somehow, s-o-m-e-h-o-w, Sunderland did not find a winner. Coventry fans returned home happy in the knowledge that they pulled off perhaps the greatest footballing upset of all time. My, my. What an afternoon. I can't wait for Tuesday night.

I'm so happy.