Sunderland supporters unveil a flag ahead of the clash with Coventry City

How Sunderland’s staggering 40,851 attendance against Coventry City this weekend compares with games at Sheffield Wednesday, Middlesbrough and Derby County

Sunderland returned to action on Saturday and they were backed by a huge crowd at the Stadium of Light.

In their return to the Championship after a four year absence, Alex Neil’s side secured a point thanks to Jack Clarke’s early strike.

Although they couldn’t hold on for the win, it was a tremendous atmosphere on Wearside as Black Cats supporters, aided by a pre-match flag display, made their voices heard as they tried to roar their team to victory.

Victor Gyokeres’ late leveller meant they had to settle for a share of the spoils on Sunday, but nevertheless, it was an encouraging return to the second-tier for Sunderland.

Here, we take a look at the highest EFL attendances this weekend to see where Sunderland’s crowd for the game with Coventry City ranks.

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