Sixer’s Sevens: Swansea 3-0 Sunderland. Soundly beaten, a severe setback


Monsieur Salut writes: Still no Pete Sixsmith absent on his reindeer dressed in Santa’s red and white, so it’s another emergency seven-worder, this time from me. It was a drab first half with Jermain Defoe carving out the best chance of the half, but failing to provide a suffciently accurate finish, and even the second best, when Billy Jones had a menacing run on goal only to avoid shooting and try to set up Defoe or Larsson, who seemed to get in each other’s way. But Swansea had greater possession and worried us from set pieces. After the interval, Denayer quickly conceded a wholly unnecessary penalty, raising his arms to a cross, and a few minutes later, it was two when no defender could get to a low corner. Sunderland occasionally huffed and puffed, as they had in short spells before, but more often looked liked conceding more than getting back into the game. To no great surprise, a third Swansea game came. An unimpressive, error-strewn display devoid of sharpness dumps us back in bottom place and the pressure is back on …

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

December 10 Swansea City (0) 3 Sunderland (0) 0* Woeful performance resurrects all the old fears

December 3 Sunderland (0) 2 Leicester City (0) 1 * Superb team display; heroes all over pitch

November 26 Liverpool (0) 2 Sunderland (0) 0 * Committed, organised resistance overcome by better side

November 19 Sunderland 3 (1 ) Hull City 0 (0 ) Victor’s the boy. We have some hope

November 5 Bournemouth (1) 1 Sunderland (1) 2 *Anichebe typifies gutsy display that gives hope

October 29 Sunderland (0) 1 Arsenal (1) 4 Spectacular collapse as soon as Giroud appeared

October 26 EFL Cup 4th Round: Southampton (0) 1 Sunderland (0) 0 * More fight but still no real threat

October 22 West Ham United (0) 1 Sunderland (0) 0 A real killer. Deserved a point. Damn

October 15 Stoke City (2) 2 Sunderland (0) Another inadequate performance that offers little hope

October 1 Sunderland (0) 1 West Bromwich Albion (1) 1 Awful lot of cracks to paper over

September 24 Sunderland (1) 2 Crystal Palace (0) 3 Shambolic defending, barely of Wearside League quality

EFL Cup 3rd Round: September 21 QPR (0) 1 Sunderland (0) 2 *Paddy McNair our new Defoe? No but…

September 18: Tottenham Hotspur 1 (0) Sunderland 0 (0) Point lost thanks to traditional defensive howler

September 12 Sunderland 0 (0) Everton 3 (0) Torn apart in an abysmal second half

August 27. Southampton 1 (0) Sunderland 1 (0) Disappointing at the end, as ever here

August 24. EFL Cup 2nd Round: Sunderland 1 (0) Shrewsbury Town 0 (0) Poor game settled by an excellent goal

August 21: Sunderland 1 (0) Middlesbrough 2 (2) Another season of struggle on the cards

August 13: Man City (1) 2 Sunderland (0) 1 Held them well but tired legs told

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5 thoughts on “Sixer’s Sevens: Swansea 3-0 Sunderland. Soundly beaten, a severe setback”

  1. We’re like an addict . Just as we think we’ve kicked the habit of self destruction , we go crawling back to it . Back on the wagon lads and stay strong .

  2. Pleased I was ho ho Hoing ? in Jesmond. A red and white in enemy territory. As always, we take one step forward and two back. Poor results elsewhere for us as well. Still,Chelsea should be a doddle on Wednesday.

  3. Typical Sunderland really,we always do it the hard way.

    My view is Moyes picked the wrong line up.We played better with Kirchoff on the pitch last week,Denayer not that good for me,gives the ball away.

  4. A panic involving granddaughter faintong in school choral performance and having to go to A and E led to a hasty posting in which the introductory text was lost. Apols. All clear at hospital

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