'Shocking', 'Absolute joke' - Sunderland fans fume at late 2-2 draw vs Gillingham

Sunderland were denied all three points by a late Gillingham strike in a 2-2 draw on Saturday afternoon – and fans were quick to react on social media.

Saturday, 30th January 2021, 3:04 pm
Sunderland manager Lee Johnson. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

The Black Cats took an early lead courtesy of a strike from Aiden McGeady, but were pegged back partway through the first half thanks to a strike from Alex MacDonald.

Grant Leadbitter then restored their advantage shortly before the interval, bundling home from close range after having a penalty initially saved by Gills keeper Jack Bonham.

But he visitors pushed the Wearsiders all the way at the Stadium of Light, and hit the woodwork on a couple of occasions before Jordan Graham found an equaliser in stoppage time.

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The result means that Sunderland move up to sixth in League One, having missed out on the opportunity to move up to fifth.

Here are some of the best reactions from disappointed fans on Twitter:

@DiamondSAFC tweeted: “Shocking man”.

@KyleMartino10 tweeted: “Embarrassing”.

@SAFCNewsFeed tweeted: “Saw the equaliser coming a mile off - just need to accept we’re no better than teams like Gillingham and admit we’ll be down here for years.”

@WVintageColours tweeted: “A shocking result. Should be ashamed of themselves. Note to Lee Johnson- next time start with your best team please”.

@MaxSAFC_ tweeted: “Embarrassing, leading twice in a game and cant finish it off. Terrible”.

@nathanr184 tweeted: “Got bullied there, never going to beat teams like that. We are too easy”.

@kennystark6089 tweeted: “I’m sorry but this has been a shocker. Complete overhaul needed”.

@harrisonFXq tweeted: “Absolute joke”