Mick McCarthy described Chris Coleman’s task of keeping Sunderland in the Championship as ‘like trying to turn around an oil tanker with a canoe paddle’.
Coleman was trying to turn the oil tanker around with a flip flop 37 minutes into their Championship game against Bristol City.
Goals from Aden Flint and two from Famara Diedhiou inspired Sunderland to tweet out this…
It was all looking pretty ugly for Sunderland.
You could feel the pain in every character Sunderland’s official Twitter account was miserably tapped out.
Even when Sunderland pulled a goal back in the 70th minute it didn’t exactly spark a rousing comeback speech.
But when Aiden McGeady made it 3-2 ten minutes later you could feel the momentum change.
They even tweeted out a GIF.
Ha’way the lads.
You know what happened next.
Marlon Pack put the ball into his own net to complete a remarkable turnaround for Sunderland.
From desolation to jubilation.
But, just like their side, Sunderland’s Twitter account saved their best work for late.
Every good comeback needs a name.
A term to ensure it goes down in history and is passed onto the next generations of
unlucky Sunderland fans.
Step forward… Bristanbul.
Sunderland are now three points from safety with games against Brentford, Bolton and Middlesbrough coming up.
Whatever happens, we won’t be forgetting Bristanbul in a hurry.
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