Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 1 Swansea 1. Hard-won point but massive improvement

Jake: catch Sixer's instant seven-word verdicts throughout the season
Jake: catch Sixer’s instant seven-word verdicts throughout the season

Given how little many Sunderland supporters expected out of the match against Swansea, a fighting display brought not only a point but a glimmer of hope. One point from nine is still a rotten start but this was a big point to claim. Pete Sixsmith was among the pessimists before the game to the extent he was even making plans for an evening-long sulk. But he liked some of what he saw, especially the comeback and slick Defoe equaliser after the Lads had conceded right on half time. There were chances to win it, including a Seb Larsson feee kick from just outside the box for which he came on as a substitute for his only touch of the game, and the card-happy ref Neil Swarbrick denied what looked a strong penalty appeal, but the Swans had a lot of possession and frequently threatened more goals …

Jake: 'better ... much better'
Jake: ‘better … much better’

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