February 24, 2024

Sunderland slipped to a third successive defeat, losing 1-0 to promotion rivals Hull City at the Stadium of Light last night.

Following their close home loss to Hull City, Sunderland’s head coach Michael Beale has urged the supporters to support the club. The Tigers secured maximum points through a deflected goal by Fabio Carvalho, and with this victory, they advanced back into the Championship play-offs heading into this weekend’s schedule of games.

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Following Carvalho’s victory, Beale had to endure his own fans yelling, “you’re getting sacked in the morning.” It marks the Black Cats’ third straight loss. At the end of the game, the hosts were jeered.

Beale, who took over for the well-liked Tony Mowbray in December, stated: “I understand the frustration of the fans, but I would ask that they support the players.” They must recognize the strength of the players’ effort as they can see it on the field and must assist them accordingly. We’re quite disappointed because we expect to win when we’re at home and at a club like this.

“I’m only a month into the job. It shows the expectation on managers now. I think the fans have to get behind the players on the park because they’re a young group and I don’t think they realise the strength of their support to that young group in there.

“I’ll take what comes my way, I’ll take the responsibility of managing this club. It is what it is, if you win games people are happy and if you don’t, they’re not.”


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