'Now let's beat Portsmouth and Ipswich!': Sunderland fans react to gritty Tranmere win
Sunderland remain in the League One play-off places after a 1-0 win over Tranmere in difficult conditions – and Black Cats supporters were quick to react to the game at Prenton Park.
Charlie Wyke scored the only goal of the game just before the hour mark as the Wearsiders extended their unbeaten run to nine games and climbed to fifth in the table.
Phil Parkinson’s side will now head into important games against promotion rivals Portsmouth and Ipswich full of confidence following their fourth consecutive clean sheet.
There was plenty of praise for Sunderland’s defence and debutant Bailey Wright after the result.
Here’s how some supporters reacted on social media:
@AidanSimpson: Another win, another clean sheet! Boys are on a roll!
@lee_willingale: Big win in horrible conditions. 4 clean sheets in a row. Now lets beat Pompey and Ipswich!
@Carzie143: Bailey Wright looked outstanding. Fair play to Parkinson sorted the defence.
@LBrennan89: Grit and determination on an awful pitch. Another good win on the road. Well done lads
@Capt_Fishpaste: On that pitch, away from home in midweek, against a struggling scrapping team, that’s one HELL of a win Sunderland
@MJacko1989: Looked solid at the back. Took our chance when it came. Good win! #SAFC. Referee tragic again. #TRFC. I’d mix it up on Saturday, be a few tired legs off that pitch tonight. Ha’way the lads man
@nathanr184: Defensively absolutely outstanding Wright Willis brilliant partnership in the making and bailey Wright wasn't even fit tonight
@Neshflanders: #safc unbeaten in 9, 4 clean sheets on the bounce and playing miles better than the start of the season. Well done Phil Parkinson. And well done the board for sticking by him. Lets keep this up to give us the best chance of getting outta this league
@Liam9517: Wasn’t the best game to watch but @SunderlandAFC got the win and that’s the main important thing,up to 5th in the league and 5 points of top we got to keep this going till the end of the season take each game at a time it’s nice to see the lads grab the 3 points
@RamseySAFC: Just going to say that's our 4th clean sheet in a row. FOURTH!!!!