'Shocking; horrendous; shambles!': Sunderland fans slam 'pathetic' performance at Portsmouth

Sunderland fans have hit out at a ‘pathetic’ performance after the Black Cats fells to defeat at Fratton Park.

Saturday, 1st February 2020, 4:55 pm
Updated Sunday, 2nd February 2020, 12:36 pm

Goals from Christian Burgess and James Bolton sentenced Phil Parkinson’s side to defeat, and fans had plenty of opinions to voice.

Here’s what they were saying on social media:

@JLambert55 said: “Correct me if I'm wrong but that's Willis losing his man for both goals. Shocking set piece defending as a team but quality deliveries from Pompey tbf”

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@RamseySAFC tweeted: “Ozturk back in next saturday please Parky”

@SAFC1879_ added: “People can praise the window all they want... front 3 absolutely pathetic today and we dont have enough options to change it and the signings made wont improve the starting 11 which is what we needed. No chance of top 2”

@adamtsmith11 posted: “Do we practise set pieces on the training ground. We’ve come undone by two and look so vulnerable. Portsmouth creating clear cut chances, should be 5-0. We’ve not created anything up top and are nowhere near the standard required to get anything from this game.”

@Phillip_RJ89 commented: “Nah, that’s inexcusably bad defending. Totally horrendous”

@BaqarShxh said: “Marking on set pieces is horrible, defending is horrible. Just a shambles really”

@ShaunMiddleto15 added: “We are absolutely all over the shop Men against boys here”

@geoffreygibson1 posted: “you lot are a disgrace, for losing the game like this”

@EGR4y tweeted: “Worst we’ve played in a while mind”

@MaxHanaghan commented: “Comical. How can you have 3 CBs in the 6 yard box and they continually fail to defend”

@Coonsy27 added: “We’re totally bottling this”

@SAFCFANSVIEW said: “After the way we’ve defended for the last month it’s incredible how poor we’ve looked today”

@darksidemackem tweeted: “Hume wyke and Dobson should sit out of the next game”

@RocknRollRidley posted: “If it wasn't for Big Jon and some truly awful finishing from Portsmouth they'd be 5/6 up. Defence is all over the place... Really poor”

@JofraJones92 commented: “All over the place defensively. Aye we should have had at least one, if not two, penalties and O'Nien was unlucky not to score with that thunderbolt but it's not been good enough”