Reading pile misery on Chris Coleman with victory over 10-man Sunderland
Chris Coleman stood within the residence technical space with fingers in pockets and a shocked expression on his face. Barely an hour had handed however, already, he was surrounded by banks of fast-emptying purple seats and his first residence match as Sunderland’s supervisor appeared inexorably destined for defeat.
Maybe buoyed by final weekend’s win at Burton Albion, the previous Wales supervisor had breezily declared there was “nothing to be fearful of” as his new gamers tried to win their first recreation for nearly a yr on the Stadium of Gentle, however he was quickly stripped of such naivety. Sunderland have now didn’t win at residence in 21 makes an attempt since beating Watford right here on 17 December final yr and this dismal run is exerting a debilitating psychological impact on a mentally fragile, injury-ravaged and largely sub-standard squad.