Today's game and the away victory over Doncaster Rovers suggest Sunderland have turned a corner in performances under Phil Parkinson.
What a response to the social media protests by the Lads, could well be described as the perfect one.
It was like a scene out of a Simon Grayson horror film.
A gritty win against Southend puts Sunderland just three points from third place.
I promise we're not JUST a player ratings website...
Is there anything quite as unsurprising as a prominent football trend going out the window when Sunderland AFC are involved.
Well, that was miserable.
Another result to spark the 'Ross In' 'Ross Out' argument as Sunderland fail to capitalise on a solid first half performance.
An away win - lovely!