Shouldn't really be surprised by Sunderland these days but typically pathetic and knee jerk of them, it's why they're in League One. They get a decent, young manager in then shit their pants as soon as they hit a tough patch, if you can even call two defeats this season a tough patch. Of the teams above them, other then Ipswich who are top only Fleetwood (9 points) have more points than Sunderland (8 points) in their last six games. No wonder we end up with Allardyce, Pardew and Pulis etc still getting jobs when clubs won't stand by young managers that they choose to hire while finding their way in the game. Four points behind second with a game in hand, pathetic.
Opta Stat Of the current teams within the top four tiers of English league football, only Liverpool (1) and Manchester City (6) have lost fewer league games (excl. playoffs) than Sunderland (7) since Jack Ross was appointed ahead of 2018-19.