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Chris Coleman admits he flopped on Stadium of Light debut

Sunderland boss Chris Coleman admits he "fell flat on his face" on his debut in the Stadium of Light dugout after Reading took all three points from a 3-1 victory.

The Royals ensured the Black Cats' wait for a home win was extended to 21 matches despite the lift of having Coleman in charge on Wearside for the first time.

David Edwards scored the first goal eight minutes after half-time before Mo Barrow added two more in the 68th and 71st minutes to make it one defeat in seven for Reading - even though Lewis Grabban stroked in a penalty with 14 minutes remaining. Callum McManaman was dismissed for the hosts.

It was always going to be tough today. Our record here is not great and we were against a team that plays possession-based football.

Then we got a man sent off, everyone was flat, doom and gloom, then Reading bossed it for long periods.

It is a huge disappointment for us because we are flat again. I can see the frustration here, you can't blame everybody for being frustrated.

The only way that it will be eased is to get a win somehow, no matter who its against.

This week it's being kicked back down into the gutter and we have to deal with that.

Between now and the end of the season there are a lot of games, but every game that rolls by here where we don't get those magical three points, it grows.

Whatever happened before I arrived... all I can say is I have had one game and I have fallen flat on my face. No comebacks and no points. That's my responsibility. No excuses."

– Chris Coleman, Manager, Sunderland AFC

Sunderland remain in the Championship relegation zone.