Sunderland’s hopes of remaining in the Sky Bet Championship suffered a further blow as The Black Cats were dismantled by promotion-chasing Aston Villa at The Stadium of Light this evening.
Steve Bruce’s men won 3-0 on Wearside to leave Sunderland four points adrift of safety in the league table and winless in eight matches.
Fans of The Black Cats have been hurting more than most in recent years and with their club currently at rock bottom, many took to Twitter to vent their fury at the Villa result.
— Andrew Tonge (@tongey93) March 6, 2018
We will get eaten alive in League One next season. Teams will see us as a huge scalp, will be right up for it against us, and we’ll have a squad full of kids on loans who will be kicked black and blue against men scrapping for win bonuses. Yet another relegation beckons. #SAFC
— Joe Hodge (@HodgeSAFC) March 6, 2018
Nothing left to say about this #safc side. Not strong enough at the back to defend & grind out results and there isn’t the guile or confidence to go out and attack teams. An unsalvageable situation and the only thing I’m hoping for now is that League One won’t be too punishing.
— Rory Fallow (@RoryFallow) March 6, 2018
Another day, another #SAFC defeat. 10 games left and no hope on the horizon. Now resigned to the fact it’ll be two successive relegations. Players and the chairman especially should take a hard look at themselves and see what they’ve done to the club.
— James Head (@B52Head) March 6, 2018
We don't expect to win titles or trophies. We don't expect to be the next Man United or City. We just expect a bit of heart & a bit of pride, yet Ellis Short has ripped that out of @SunderlandAFC #SAFC – he should hang his head in shame.
— Dave Palmer (@DaveyPalmer1) March 6, 2018
Hopeless. Gutless. Useless & Rotten from the core. League 1 a certainty!! #SAFC
— Rossy (@nathbruceross) March 6, 2018
Absolutely pathetic from us tonight, no fight at all. Fletcher is embarrassing, break the clause in his contract, he should never play a game of football for us again. #safc
— Adam (@adam1wardle) March 6, 2018
— Jamie (@Croarky) March 6, 2018
Most of that Sunderland squad could walk into most Championship sides not a problem. They all have the ability to perform.
But mentally they have all checked out and can't wait to get out of dodge.#SAFC
— James (@james_89d) March 6, 2018
26 points from a possible 111 at home for #safc
2 wins in our last 28.
And yet people mock the empty seats.
Twenty six points. Twenty six
— Tone (@hudson81188) March 6, 2018
Sunderland’s battle for survival continues on Saturday when they face Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.