The performance data that shows how Phil Parkinson has revolutionised Sunderland - and the big improvements he has made

You’ll have struggled to see a more complete performance so far this year than that of Sunderland against Wycombe Wanderers.

Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 4:45 pm
The big changes Phil Parkinson has made at Sunderland AFC

With Phil Parkinson’s new style of play in full flow, the Black Cats were a joy to watch, and it only served to emphasise the host of positive, tactical changes the new Sunderland boss has introduced since his arrival - even if they did take some time to implement.

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But what does the performance data suggest about Parkinson’s side and the changes he has made? Using data from WyScout s.P.a, we compared Sunderland’s home game with Wycombe to the trip to Adams Park in October - in what was Parkinson’s first game in charge - to fully understand the depth of the changes made by the Black Cats: