The optimistic theory was hardly extravagant. After avoiding defeat to a compelling Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, Sunderland would find it possible to overcome the more workmanlike challenge of Burnley.
Unfortunately for Sunderland manager Gus Poyet and the huge travelling support at Turf Moor, Burnley saw the game as winnable, too, and were probably the unluckier of the sides to miss out on victory.
- Report: Burnley 0-0 Sunderland
Forget the minor thrills of the second half when the...