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Sunderland: Many fans couldn’t believe they were denied a penalty

Sunderland: Many fans couldn’t believe they were denied a penalty

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:

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:

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