Photo: The image which sums up Sam Allardyce’s Sunderland predicament

Sam Allardyce

Sunderland suffered a 1-0 defeat to Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday.

Sunderland’s disappointing run of results continued on Saturday afternoon, as they lost yet again in the Premier League.

The Black Cats went down 1-0 to Southampton at the Stadium of Light.

Dusan Tadic's penalty in the 69th minute proved to be the difference between the two sides.

The defeat means that Sunderland are now second from bottom in the Premier League table.

Sam Allardyce’s side have picked up just six points from 12 matches so far this season, and the manager’s frustrations are summed up in the photo above.

The Black Cats are four points behind 17th-place Newcastle United and are in real danger of getting relegated from the Premier League.

Sunderland will take on Crystal Palace away from home at Selhurst Park in the league after the two-week international break.

Alan Pardew’s Palace side are eighth in the standings at the moment with 19 points from 12 games, just five points behind fourth-place Manchester United.

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