Chris Coleman’s battlers give cause for optimism
Chris Coleman’s battlers give trigger for optimism
If ever a 2-1 defeat can present a cause for optimism maybe this was it. Sunderland’s melancholy supporters at the very least witnessed a efficiency brimming with brio, although not the conviction or high quality to overturn or restore parity in opposition to a resurgent Aston Villa facet that they’d allowed a two-goal head begin.
Villa, who’ve now registered eight victories of their final 11 outings, are on the march. Now as much as fourth within the Championship, they hardly ever appeared like relinquishing the benefit handed to them by Albert Adomah’s early purpose and Josh Onomah’s 49th-minute strike.
However, to their credit score, Coleman and his Sunderland gamers didn’t wave the white flag. Facing a two-goal deficit, the former Wales supervisor launched a ahead, James Vaughan, halfway by way of the second interval and was rewarded by Lewis Grabban’s 72nd-minute purpose that ensured a tense finale.
The downside dealing with Coleman although, is popping endeavour into factors. It is identical conundrum that has overcome the 9 everlasting managers that the Black Cats have employed since Roy Keane’s departure eight years in the past.