Sunderland suffered a massive 4-0 loss away to League One rivals Portsmouth in what was one of the biggest shocks in the EFL this weekend.

Ths south coast side have not won a match since mid-August. Yet Portsmouth were on form on Saturday as Pompey obliterated Sunderland 4-0 at Fratton Park.

Danny Cowley’s side went into the break 3-0 up as the Black Cats struggled to contain Portsmouth, who were up for a fight and eager to secure three points.

The result saw Sunderland drop down to second in the League One table as Wigan leapfrogged them in the standings after their 2-0 win away to Gillingham.

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Indeed, it was a day to forget for Sunderland, yet fans on social media believe that the Portsmouth weather played a huge role in the outcome of the match.

Severe rain has battered most of the United Kingdom this weekend, with the south coast naturally seeing the worst of the torrential downpour. And Fratton Park at times resembled a water park more than a football stadium.

Sunderland fans believe Portsmouth rain played a huge role

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Of course, excuses like this can be viewed as weak from opposing fans. But a case could be made that the heavy rain was key to Portsmouth beating Sunderland by such a large margain.

Here’s what some Sunderland fans had to say about it on Twitter…

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