Sunderland striker's 21-word social media statement to supporters following crazy QPR draw

Ellis Simms has taken to social media following Sunderland’s draw against QPR in the Championship this weekend.

Alex Neil’s side took a two-goal lead in the first half courtesy of finishes from Ross Stewart and Simms. The hosts looked like they would see the game out before Ilias Chair’s free-kick halved the deficit.

Simms was withdrawn not long into the second half as QPR took control of the game.

QPR goalkeeper Seny Dieng then scored a late equaliser after coming up for a corner and heading the ball home.

After the game, Simms – who joined the club on loan from Everton earlier in the summer – took to Twitter to speak to supporters.

He said: “Home debut. Disappointing not to get all 3 points, however nice to get a goal in front of you home fans.”

Sunderland are next in action in the Championship against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Wednesday.

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