Sunderland drew 1-1 at home with Luton Town on Saturday afternoon.
Sunderland missed their chance to leapfrog Luton Town into the League One automatic promotion places as the two sides played out a 1-1 draw on Saturday afternoon.
Luton went into the game managerless after seeing Nathan Jones leave for Stoke City in the week, meaning Sunderland were looking to seize a golden chance.
It all started so well for Sunderland as Chris Maguire put Jack Ross's side in front on 16 minutes, but James Collins converted a penalty in the second half to bring Luton level.
The Hatters then had Danny Hylton sent off with 20 minutes to play, but Sunderland couldn't take advantage before Black Cats ace Maguire was red carded himself late on.
It was a missed opportunity for Sunderland, and the lack of cutting edge at times summed up why the Black Cats are being linked with another striker.
Charlie Wyke led the line for Sunderland on Saturday as he continues to try and get back to full sharpness, but missed a number of chances to score.
Sunderland fans took to Twitter to claim that Wyke, a major summer signing from Bradford City, isn't good enough and is 'terrible', criticising him for missing sitters too regularly.
Others criticised his lack of pace, and feel he needs to be replaced if Sunderland have major designs of not only going up this season, but also staying up in the Championship.
Charlie Wyke always looks like he's running through tar. Never seen someone so slow. Also loses 90% of 50/50s. Hopefully finds something soon.— Jordan (@MarshSAFC) January 12, 2019
I'm really starting to get concerned on how this season could pan out if Wyke ends up our only striker #SAFC— Dave Bull (@Dave_Bull_) January 12, 2019
Charlie wyke has apparently been bought as he could step up to the championship— Liam Kennedy (@KennaSAFC) January 12, 2019
Wyke needs to be dropped. Yes I know he has come back from a long term injury, but that does not make him immune from constructive criticism #safc— Daniel Jenks (@DanielJenks89) January 12, 2019