Sunderland produced an encouraging display on the opening day of the Premier League season today, and Manchester City only scraped home 2-1 thanks to a penalty and an own goal.
Plenty of positives for the Black Cats then. Here are some reactions from Sunderland fans on Twitter.
@ryanboyd93: There’s still work to be done but I’m genuinely looking forward to the future under Moyes. #SAFC #HawayTheLads
@ppaul121: Never expected to win but on balance a draw would be fair #penalty and #owngoal I’m still optimistic #safc
@_GraemeAtkinson: If it wasn’t for bad luck, we’d have no luck at all
@RhysCopeland94: No blame can be put on McNair for that, nothing he could do about it
@SuperkevFTM: A lot to be positive about there. Good debuts for Love and Gooch. Feel for Paddy. We knew what this fixture was and we didn’t do bad. #safc
@Kristophr: Cruel defeats, pretty much the norm. Can’t be too disappointed against city #safc
@JonnyMc93: Tough to take considering the performance. We’ll go again next week with plenty of positives from today #safc
@petewhalen7: Kaboul outstanding today too. Januzaj and Khazri on from the start next week. Hopefully Cattermole and Kirchhoff fit too
@Deggsytweets: Make shift starting XI didn’t get disgraced, had more fight than I thought after conceding early, we move on
@cashsafc: So unlucky, Januzaj excellent, Love held his own, Gooch was direct, Defoe was his usual self, McNair shouldn’t worry. #safc
@RubixSAFC: Plenty of positives like. Gooch arguably our best player; Kaboul and Kone oustanding at the back, Defoe did what Defoe does best
@RGHanson93: Gooch and Januzaj looked good, a lot of improvement needed from Love though
@lukepennock: Absolutely gutted.. cant believe it! Deserved a point! #SAFC
@MorganLowrie: The last Sunderland player to score an OG on his debut was Jan Kirchoff. Loads of positives. Haway the lads
@Mackemkian: Got beat but a lot of positives from that considering the players we’ve missing..
@willcampbell407: Honestly don’t know why #mcfc players applauded their fans, they were shocking, couldn’t hear them at all over #safc fans
@H3nno59: Hang on #safc . We gifted them a penalty and an own goal. I’m happy with that performance. Well done Sunderland.
@RichardH0rsfall: Can’t fault the effort, especially with a weaker RB, midfield 3 and wide man than what we finished the season with.
@ferryhillbuston: We went and gave a decent account of ourselves in that game. Can’t complain
@AndySAFC: A penalty and an own goal was what City’s billions needed to beat us after our shambolic pre-season
@RobKing13: Chin up Paddy son. Big Jan had a nightmare debut too and look how good he is now!!
@MarcFTM: Deserved a point. 2 preventable goals but much more confident in the squad than before kickoff
@LastWordSAFC: Players to return (from injury and the bench), new players hopefully to come in. We’ll be OK. Everything crossed.
@Thuba1990: Well done lads 2 silly defensive errors very unlucky
@Sam96Prior: A penalty and an own goal, didn’t do ourselves any favours. Onwards and upwards though, big game against Boro next week
@FezzaSAFC: Would have had money on us to lose today, a makeshift team with key players missing and we ran them so close. Roll on next week!
@kinglewimcmxc: Januzaj looks like he could do well with a fresh lease of life. Too late for him at #mufc but I wish him luck at #safc.