Bottom-placed Sunderland hosted Premier League title hopefuls Manchester City in Sunday’s late kick-off – and the result was rather as you’d expect.
Rather than just tell you the Black Cats lost though, why not let us illustrate the defeat through a tongue-in-cheek look at the face of their dejected manager David Moyes?
Obviously we didn’t have a camera pointed at Moyes’ head all game, but this is our creative take on the pictures from the day.
After all, at home Sunderland held both Liverpool and Tottenham to a draw earlier this year, perhaps they could get a result?
Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Yaya Toure all starting you say Pep? No problem, Sunderland have Jermaine Defoe, Darron Gibson and John O’Shea.
Sunderland held on well for much of the first half – but not all of it.
Then, after the break, City scored again.
He shouldn’t count on it though, Sane’s goal came in his 22nd appearance of the season for the Sky Blues in all competitions – so the young German seems very much a part of Guardiola’s first-team plans.
Moyes wasn’t giving up on the game though.
He may not have played for a month before Sunday but Jack Rodwell, 25, is a former City player – so perhaps he could carry the passion to inspire a Black Cats comeback?
In fact, despite a comprehensive victory for City, there were positives for Sunderland to take from the match in the way they pressed the ball early on and defended.
Things may look bleak at Sunderland right now, but perhaps if someone other than Defoe can start scoring goals for them – we’ll have a happy David Moyes again.
Stay strong Moyesy.