In pictures: Sunderland lose 4-1 at Burnley

Today, the Black Cats rang in 2017 with a defeat after conceding four goals at Turf Moor against Burnley.

And our photographer Frank Reid was there to capture all of the action from the side of the pitch.

Sunderland were in action against Burnley today.

Sunderland were in action against Burnley today.

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Were you there? What do you think they should have done better? What do you think the rest of the season will hold for Sunderland?

Let us know in the comments.

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