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No Sunderland Player Has More Assists Than Adam Johnson In Two Years

Ryan Sidle

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No Sunderland Player Has More Assists Than Adam Johnson In Two Years

Just how bad have Sunderland been in the last two years? Well in that time no player has actually made more assists in the league than former winger Adam Johnson despite the fact he's been in prison.

For quite a long time Sunderland were in the Premier League, constantly surviving by the skin of their teeth one season only to face relegation the next, sack the manager and get saved once again.

Sam Allardyce was the last man to keep them in the Premier League in the 2015/16 season. After leaving for the England job Big Sam was replaced by David Moyes who eventually took the Black Cats down.

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However survival wasn't the biggest story in Sam's last season in the north east. Instead it was the sacking and conviction of winger Adam Johnson who was sent to prison for six years in prison for grooming and sexual activity with a girl aged 15.

Whilst Johnson has been sat in prison for his crime things for Sunderland have plummeted, the two aren't actually connected that much, and they now face relegation to the third tier.

One stat really shows how bad they've been in the last three seasons really with no player having more assists than Johnson in that time despite his current time at her majesty's pleasure:

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Johnson picked up five assists in the league in his last season for Allardyce's side whilst midfielder Lee Cattermole and winger Aiden McGeady have actually matched that total this season.

Cattermole didn't get a single assist in the league last term as Sunderland were comfortably the worst team in the top tier and McGeady was on loan at Preston from Everton last term.

McNair celebrates scoring. Image: PA Images
McNair celebrates scoring. Image: PA Images

The Wearside club are now rock bottom of the Championship and look certain to be in League One next season and their draw with Reading left them six points from safety with just three games left.

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The fact a man in prison is still their best attacking player from the last three years says everything you need to know.

Topics: Football News, Sunderland, Premier League, championship

Ryan Sidle
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