Sunday 19 January 2020

Sunderland's last five games

Nov 26: Sunderland 1 Wigan 2

Nov 19: Sunderland 0 Fulham 0

Nov 5: Man Utd 1 Sunderland 0

Oct 29: Sunderland 2 Aston Villa 2

Oct 22: Bolton 0 Sunderland 2

Bruce's summer

signings of woe

Nicklas Bendtner (loan):

Scored just two goals in nine games

Connor Wickham (£8.1m):

Has found the net once, in last month's draw with Aston Villa

Wes Brown (£1m):

His mistake on Saturday handed Wigan a last-minute winner

Ahmed Elmohamady (£2m):

One goal and one assist from 11 games

John O'Shea (undisclosed):

Injuries in pre-season hampered his settling into the club and impact

Ji-Dong Won (£2m):

One goal in 11 games

Who will take over?

Martin O'Neill: 1/2

Rafael Benitez: 7/1

Mark Hughes: 10/1

Bob Bradley, Lee Clark: 14/1

Dave Jones, Steve McClaren, Carlo Ancelotti, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Stuart Pearce: 16/1

Alan Curbishley, Sean O'Driscoll, Gareth Southgate: 20/1

First sackings in

last three seasons

December 7, 2010:

Chris Hughton (Newcastle)

Nov 24, 2009:

Paul Hart (Portsmouth)

Oct 25, 2008:

Juande Ramos (Tottenham)

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