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Sunderland fans knock over LED advertising boards celebrating at Bristol City

Sunderland fans go viral after they knock over LED advertising boards when celebrating their Championship win at Bristol City.

Everton loanee Ellis Simms had a debut to remember after netting two goals to help the Black Cats gain their first three-point haul since returning to the second tier with a 3-2 win inside Ashton Gate.

The striker scored inside four minutes, hitting low past Dan Bentley from 20 yards after Ross Stewart had won a tackle on the edge of the box.

City got an equaliser in the 10th minute, Andreas Weimann collecting a Zak Vyner pass inside the area and making space to turn and shoot home from a central position.

The hosts then went in front six minutes into the second half when Chris Martin bundled in a Weimann cross from the right.

However, Simms was on target again two minutes later, striking low through Bentley’s legs from 10 yards, and then Stewart headed the winner from Alex Pritchard’s 72nd minute cross to leave the home side with no points to show for their first two matches, leaving Nigel Pearson far from happy.

Bristol City’s Nigel Pearson: “It is not a day for excuses.

“If we continue to defend like that, it will be a long season.

“Last week at Hull I could argue that we were unlucky, but I certainly can’t say that today.

“The goals we let in were really poor. That’s five we have now conceded in two games, so we are giving ourselves far too much to do.

“The first was an individual mistake and the second came from our throw-in. The third was just too easy for them.

“We had the chance to show a big crowd what we are about and didn’t take it.

“To score twice at home and not take anything from the game is disappointing.

“We got ourselves into a winning position, but couldn’t capitalise.

“Although we had enough chances to take something, we can have no complaints.

“Credit them for putting us under pressure.

“Their front two were lively, but we made basic errors, which we have been punished for.

“It’s a big frustration.

“We have dominated possession, but not been able to do enough with it.

“The big thing, though, is our defensive frailty and that is a problem we have to solve.”

Sunderland’s Alex Neil: “I thought Ellis and Ross were absolutely outstanding, never giving Bristol’s back-three a moment’s peace.

“Ellis is powerful, but he’s a rarity because he is also quick and the two of them complement each other really well.

“We signed him to push Ross, but also to play alongside him and give us a different dynamic, which was there for all to see.

“We now have two lads up top, who we can play the ball up to and both have goals in them.

“If there was disappointment, it was in the goals we conceded. For some reason we tried to play offside and conceded as a result.

“Their second goal was as soft as you will see at this level.

“We got done by a one-two and then didn’t cover the space in the middle quickly enough.

“That was so weak.

“But we didn’t feel sorry for ourselves and it was after that goal that we played our best football.

“Their keeper (Dan Bentley) has made an unbelievable save to deny Ellis a hat-trick and I felt we could have scored more than three goals.

“Bristol had some good spells in the first half, but we were really dangerous even then and deserved to win.

“Between their second goal and the last eight minutes we were totally dominant.”

Social media reacted as Sunderland fans go viral after knocking over an LED advertising boards celebrating at Bristol City…

@slater_avfc: Thought the fella in the polo was starkers waist down ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

@_harrymcbeth: Huge fan of the anti-gambling stance weโ€™ve taken this weekend. Sunderland AFC, crushing the bookies. ๐Ÿ‘

@KyleSTIKM: It gets funnier every cycle

@SAFC_NYorkshire: Thatโ€™s really funny! Also a health and safety meeting straight after the match! ๐Ÿคฃ

@PeteBarber1985: Is it just me that thought the bloke in the purple top had no bottoms on?!?

@samraper19: Haway the lads ๐Ÿ˜‚

@Rossalini22: Howling ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

@ProperChips: Sunderland fans win gold in syncronised falling over

@missamandaallen: Took me about 10 views to realise that guy has cream shorts on and isnโ€™t naked from the waist down ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

@RichHarris1875: Proper club

@SiddallAJ: I love the Bristol City fans reaction ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

@billyg277: I’m made up for big Ross. Got a raw deal at my club where some of the supporters said he was hopeless , would never play at a decent level , and couldn’t head a ball !๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„

@dorsethammer: Proper fans be great to see them back in the Premier League next season ๐Ÿ‘โš’

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