Sunderland fans were less than happy to see their side fall to another defeat last night, this time in the leasing.com Trophy.

The Black Cats were runners-up in the competition last season but they have exited in the first round this year following an embarrassing 3-0 loss at lowly Sky Bet League Two club Scunthorpe United.

Luke O’Nien’s 65th-minute sending off prompted a Sunderland collapse with Phil Parkinson’s side conceding three goals as they lost the match 3-0.

The defeat means that Sunderland have now recorded just one victory, a 1-0 home success over struggling Southend United, in their last six matches. Following the 3-0 loss at Scunthorpe United, furious fans took to Twitter to give their views on the situation.

Sunderland are scheduled to return to action next Tuesday when they travel to Gillingham for their Emirates FA Cup first round replay.

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