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“Despite working some fantastic areas, we let them off the hook too many times with our poor quality crossing.”

Lee Johnson spoke as philosophically as usual after Sunderland’s 2–1 defeat at the hands of Charlton Atheltic at the Stadium of Light. His side wasted several opportunities early in the game which later proved crucial.

The defeat leaves Sunderland five points behind second-placed Peterborough, denting a massive blow to their automatic promotion hopes. Yet, for Johnson and his side, it was just one bump in a long journey to come.

Two key areas of Sunderland’s game under Johnson are A: the…

Charlie Horner

Football Journalist

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