Do Sunderland ‘dominate’ most of their league games?

Lynden Gooch believes Sunderland are ‘dominating’ most of their games in the Championship this season and is confident the goals will soon start to trickle in.

Sunderland sit eighth in the table after their first 12 games – a position most fans would gladly have taken had it been offered this summer following their promotion from League One.

However, there has also been a lot of frustration in the sense that too many games that probably should have been won have only resulted in draws, meaning the Black Cats are probably sitting lower in the table than their performance deserved it.

Much of that has been attributed to the loss of Ross Stewart and Ellis Simms to injury, but Gooch believes the overall signs are only positive.

“I think it’s a sign that we’re all in this together and the way we’re playing, even though we might not give them three points, our performances are there,” Gooch said.

“We’re playing well and dominating most of the games we play, so that’s a very good sign.”

The latest frustrations came with two home draws in a week against Preston and Blackpool.

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Both games turned into very physical battles and ultimately Sunderland probably did well to protect their clean sheet in both.

Gooch, however, like every other Sunderland fan, thinks a little more ruthlessness in front of goal will go a long way.

“Obviously we are disappointed [to have only picked up two points]I think most of us wanted six out of six points and after Saturday’s draw we were desperate to win,” he said.

“That’s how it went with two draws and I think if we keep creating chances the goals will come.

“It’s about being ruthless and taking those opportunities when we get them.”

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