Loads of Sunderland fans have been discussing their current form, and they are not too happy with the team’s set piece troubles.
Sunderland sit just three points off the automatic promotion places after their 1-0 win over Wimbledon, but there are still some weak points in Jack Ross’s squad.
The Black Cats have not lost since the 3-1 defeat at Portsmouth back in December, but more than a few teams have threatened the Wearside outfit at set pieces this campaign.
Ross’s side are better in possession than most of the teams in League One, but they have struggled at times when defending set pieces, and the lack of goals at the other end from dead balls is equally frustrating.
Barnsley, who sit three points above the Black Cats in second, looked like scoring with every set piece during the thrilling 4-2 encounter at the Stadium of Light back in November, where the towering Kieffer Moore scored twice.
Being one of the more dominant teams in division, there will no doubt be games between now and the end of the season where Ross’s side can’t find a way through a packed defence, and corners could provide a vital solution, a solution that promotion rivals Barnsley have perfected.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below, where fans are in total agreement that the side needs to improve this aspect of their game…
We haven’t taken a good corner in years – it’s almost like getting a corner is an advantage for the opposition. It has been woeful for as long as I can remember.
— Gaz (@GazJ2K) February 6, 2019
One of Wimbledon’s corners caused more problems than any of our 9.
— SAFC Labour (@labour2702) February 6, 2019
We take some of the worst corners in the league and miss out on a great opportunity to put opposition under pressure. Not beating the first man is criminal for me.
— Neil Grieves (@notch_32) February 6, 2019
Barnsley caused us all sorts of problems as have many others. If we can’t beat the front post we might as well put someone there to at least try for the flick on but we don’t even do that!
— Kingy ????????? (@Kingy78_) February 6, 2019
Been a Sunderland problem for over a decade.
— Anthony Rand (@mackemanth) February 7, 2019
Regardless of the league we should be able to get a cross past the first bloody man every once in a while. Sunday league footballers can fluke a cross into the box during 90 minutes
— Gav Harford (@GavHarford) February 6, 2019
we flight them too much and need to put laces through them
— Steve Moon (@nixybartrumpets) February 6, 2019
Our set pieces have been poor. There have been plenty good set pieces from teams we’ve played – Barnsley caused us problems with every corner
— Ross Robson⬆️ (@rossrobson) February 6, 2019
When Allardyce was here, set pieces regularly won us points if not games. They’re ALWAYS an opportunity to score and we need to take them. If we get these right we’ll turn nailbiting 1-0s and 1-1s into better wins & performances.
— Chris (@CM2408) February 6, 2019