06-Mar-2018 21:53:52 | The Guardian
Kasabian’s version of The Sweet Escape was played on the stadium sound system before kick-off but, long before the end, Sunderland fans had resorted to a more familiar refrain.
As the ground echoed to chants of “You’re not fit to wear the shirt,” Chris Coleman’s side stayed firmly rooted to the bottom of the Championship. They were ultimately beaten easily by an impressive Aston Villa who, inspired by Robert Snodgrass’s creative class, remain third. On this, pretty compelling, evidence neither second-placed Cardiff nor the leaders, Wolves, can afford to underestimate Villa’s determination to end up occupying one of the automatic promotion slots. When the fixtures were released last summer this fixture looked, on paper at least, like a potential six-pointer between two rivals for automatic promotion.
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