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Aiden McGeady scores lovely consolation but hapless Sunderland are in big trouble

Another Republic of Ireland international – David McGoldrick – was on the mark as Ipswich thrashed the Black Cats.

Image: Richard Sellers

SUNDERLAND SUFFERED A third straight defeat and still have not won a game since mid-August after a 5-2 thrashing at the hands of Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich.

The Black Cats – relegated from the top-flight last term – are now third from bottom in the table and will hope the international break will provide some respite.

Simon Grayson took over from David Moyes in the summer but has overseen just three wins in 13 fixtures so far this season – and just one of those in the league.

On Tuesday, they went to Portman Road and were 1-0 down after just six minutes after Martyn Waghorn found the net,

Billy Jones equalised shortly after but it was one-way traffic after that as Ipswich added three more goals, including one from Republic of Ireland international David McGoldrick.

With 25 minutes to go, his international team-mate Aiden McGeady curled home a magnificent second for the guests but Grant Ward made it 5-2 late on.

The win moves Ipswich to fifth place, five points off leaders Cardiff who were 3-1 winners over second-placed Leeds United.

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