Poyet starts Sunderland reign with 4-0 loss

Gus Poyet’s reign as Sunderland manager got off to a woeful
start as the English Premier League’s bottom club collapsed to a
4-0 loss at Swansea on Saturday.

Swansea scored four goals in 24 minutes during the second half,
with Phil Bardsley putting the ball in his own net following a
corner in the 57th minute to begin the visitors’ meltdown.

Jonathan de Guzman curled home brilliantly from the edge of the
area a minute later and Wilfried Bony converted a 64th-minute
penalty to make it 3-0 after Leon Britton was fouled.

Chico Flores added a fourth in the 80th from De Guzman’s cross,
illustrating the size of the task facing Poyet after taking over
from Paolo Di Canio.

Sunderland has one point from eight games.