‘Disgrace of a season’, ‘Undeserved’ – These fans react to Sunderland’s win v Tranmere

Sunderland’s good run of form continued last night as they edged past struggling Tranmere at Prenton Park, winning 1-0.

The Black Cats had been under pressure coming out of the Christmas period, with manager Phil Parkinson feeling the heat, but a strong run of games has seen them climb into the top six and mount a serious playoff challenge.

Sunderland had barely had a shot at goal when they took the lead in the second half. Charlie Wyke, a player lacking form for the Wearsiders, headed home Chris Maguire’s free kick at the front post.

In a scrappy game punctuated by numerous fouls, Tranmere had perhaps been the better team in the first half, but failed to pressure the Sunderland defence rearguard.

The result leaves Tranmere six points adrift of MK Dons in the final safety spot. It sets up a nervous few months for Mickey Mellon’s side, who were only promoted last season through the play-offs and have enjoyed a good run in the FA Cup. When Man Utd visited last weekend, the pitch took much of the focus and once again the Prenton Park turf took centre stage.

Fans from both sides took to Twitter to discuss the game, which certainly wasn’t a classic.

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