Victor Anichebe's Instagram message to Sunderland fans following Lincoln City play-off loss

Former Sunderland striker Victor Anichebe was quick to respond to the Black Cats’ loss in the League One play-off semi-finals.

Lee Johnson’s men failed to overcome Lincoln City over two legs in the play-off semi-final and now face a fourth straight season in the third tier of English football.

Goals from Ross Stewart and Charlie Wyke put the Black Cats 2-0 ahead at the break.

That meant the aggregate score was level at 2-2 but a disappointing second half saw Lincoln City through.

Victor Anichebe looks on during the Premier League match between Middlesbrough and Sunderland at the Riverside Stadium on April 26, 2017 in Middlesbrough, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)


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And former Sunderland striker Anchiebe was quick to react to the result on social media – and moved to back head coach Lee Johnson following the fixture in front of 10,000 fans at the Stadium of Light.

Speaking on Instagram, Anichebe said: “Tough to take that! Great first half performance. Next season automatic promotion only. Hopefully the gaffer can get in the players he wants and prepare.”

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