Sunderland continued their impressive form on Saturday with a closely fought 1-0 win away at Oxford United.
The result goes some way to acting as payback for the League Cup defeat the Black Cats suffered at Oxford a few months ago, and it could prove vital as the north-east outfit aim for promotion.
Although Wycombe and Coventry also won, league leaders Rotherham threw away points after AFC Wimbledon equalised against the Millers late on, meaning the automatic promotion race is wide open. Portsmouth are also in contention due to the two games in hand they have over some teams but with Sunderland the in-form side currently supporters have been discussing their chances of finishing in the top two.
It is a debate that seemed unimaginable just a couple of months ago but eight wins in 12 matches since, as well as eight clean sheets, means that Sunderland are in with a very good chance of making going up automatically.
Here are some of the thoughts of fans on their team’s chances of finishing in the top two.
Battered from start to finish, but still won. Gonna be close
— 68 guns.Darren. Safc (@68gunssafc) February 15, 2020
It’s actually going to be a fascinating end to the season. Rotherham, Coventry, Portsmouth are at least as good as us (arguably better), so I think play offs are more likely. Having said that, if we post a similar record in the final 13 games it’s entirely possible!
— Doug Roper ن (@iamdougroper) February 16, 2020
On the current form, you’d have to say yes!
— Glen Proctor (@GlenProctor1988) February 15, 2020
The turn around since boxing day is incredible, I for one never thought it was possible, I eat my words.. FTM
— ChristopherScott (@scott50_scott37) February 15, 2020
I think we can do it. The only 2 I’d be cautious about are Coventry and Rotherham. The rest we should really win. I’m very confident 👍
— Scott Holt (@Scottinho123) February 16, 2020
What do you make of your team’s promotion chances Sunderland fans? Is finishing in the top two or in the play-offs the most likely? Share your thoughts below…
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