Playing at home against the team a spot below them on the table, Sunderland had the opportunity today to put some distance between them and relegation. Instead, they went down three goals to Aston Villa in the first 37 minutes. Streams of pissed off Sunderland fans stormed out of the Stadium of Light—thousands reportedly left before halftime, and Vila scored a fourth goal in the 44th minute—and a few of them even tried to have a go at manager Gus Poyet.

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