I expect that all of the Canary nation were keeping their fingers crossed on Sunday afternoon when Sunderland hosted Premier League leaders, Leicester City at the Stadium of Light.
As it turned out we needn’t have worried as the Jamie Vardy roadshow rolled on and over the Black Cats. That 0-2 defeat for Sunderland kept the gap to Norwich at 4 points ahead of next weekend’s massive six pointer when we welcome Sam Allardyce’s side to Carrow Road.
Having been well beaten by Leicester City, Allardyce spoke to the Northern Echo about the trip to Norwich.
‘The key thing now is that we cannot afford to lose at Norwich,” said the Sunderland boss. “Don`t lose. They`d be seven points clear of us if we lose, so that can`t happen. It wouldn`t be mathematically certain with five games to go, but it would be heaping too much pressure on us.
“We`ll try to win, but the most important thing is that we have to make sure we don`t lose because we`ll still have a game in hand.
“The flickers of hope are there. Hopefully, we can achieve the performances, and the opportunities to win, that we saw against West Brom, Newcastle and Southampton in the last six games. That`s the hope that`s still there for us.”
Obviously this is going to be huge, I can’t wait for it to arrive but equally I almost feel like I want it to be over as well. The feeling in my gut is horrible when we’re in these type of situations.
How about you guys, I’m not alone in that am I?