Sunderland may have lost on penalties against Oxford United in the Carabao Cup, but many associated with the club feel they should have been given the chance to ensure things didn’t go that far.
In the 88th minute, they believed they should have been given a penalty, when Luke O’Nien went down under pressure from a man in yellow.
Players and fans were left protesting to no avail, even the club’s Twitter admin joined in:
O’Nien goes to ground under a challenge inside the box. Big, big appeals from the #SAFC players but nothing is given.
— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) October 29, 2019
Many supporters simply couldn’t believe the decision to not give the penalty, which caused particular frustration due to the circumstances, with a place in the last eight of the Carabao Cup up for grabs.
The Black Cats eventually crashed out after Will Grigg and Marc McNulty missed from the spot during the shootout, while Oxford converted all of their penalties, as shown in the highlights video on Sky Sports.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the decision, including posts from disbelieving Sunderland fans, can be seen below:
— Jon Ridley (@jonridley87) October 29, 2019
Definitely a penalty.
— SAFC North Yorkshire (@SAFC_NYorkshire) October 29, 2019
— Joe (@joesmith01_) October 29, 2019
— stephen smith (@stevemiff71) October 29, 2019
Why would he dive there he’s in on goal man come on ref
— Gavwilsafc21 (@gavwilsafc) October 29, 2019
Absolute joke. Should’ve had a penalty there
— Harvey Dale (@HarveyDale12) October 29, 2019
— Steven Scott (@S_Scotty_78) October 29, 2019
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