Sunderland fans react to reports that goalkeeper errors have cost team 31 points

Lee Camp of Rotherham United in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Rotherham at Amex Stadium on August 16, 2016 in Brighton, England.

Goalkeeper errors have cost Sunderland 31 Championship points this season.

Lee Camp of Rotherham United dives to his right as Tomer Hemed of Brighton and Hove Albion scores from the penalty spot during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton & Hove Albion...

Sunderland are six points adrift safety with only three games left to miraculously secure their Championship status, but they could have been just four points off the play-off spots according to recent revelations.

As revealed by the Chronicle, 16 of 17 errors from the goalkeeping trio of Robbin Ruiter, Jason Steele or Lee Camp have led directly to goals, costing the team 31 points in total.

Robbin Ruiter of Sunderland during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sunderland and Reading at Stadium of Light on December 2, 2017 in Sunderland, England.

Although the goalies are not to be completely blamed for the Black Cats' woes, Chris Coleman's side would have been far from relegation trouble without some of the easily avoidable mistakes.

Ruiter has been responsible for nine errors, Camp five, while Steele has committed three serious mistakes to date.

Sunderland fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment with the club's crop of goalkeepers.








Sunderland sold former goalkeeper Vito Mannone to Reading for £2million last summer in order to offset their huge wage bill upon relegation from the Premier League.

Jason Steele of Sunderland in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between QPR and Sunderland at Loftus Road on March 10, 2018 in London, England.

While they successfully did that, it could cost them their Championship status, with relegation to League One now almost a given.

It remains to be seen if the trio will still be at the Stadium of Light next season, but they clearly need to cut out the mistakes from their games if Sunderland are to have a chance at promotion or survival, depending on where the club are playing their football.

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