SIMON GRAYSON was left frustrated and wondering where Sunderland’s next win will come from after another defeat this time to Cardiff City.

Cardiff had taken the lead in the first half when they looked comfortable and confident as Craig Bryson struck the opener inside seven minutes.

But Sunderland, who lacked an edge for the majority of the afternoon having won just once all season in the league, pulled things level seven minutes into the second half courtesy of a Lynden Gooch penalty.

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But Lamine Kone was punished with 17 minutes remaining when he hauled down Sean Morrison in the area and Cardiff’s Joe Ralls won it for the Bluebirds.

The defeat pushed Sunderland into the relegation zone and extended the winless run at the Stadium if Light to 15 matches dating back to December. Fans booed and called for owner Ellis Short to go as frustrations boiled over.

Grayson said: “I’m frustrated again. You look at things, prepare for a game, at 2pm today we showed them a presentation what Cardiff will do … flick-ons, runners from midfield, showed them what was required.

“Then six minutes in and you are one down precisely for what we showed them. They have to take responsibility stay with runners, do what is required. You always know teams will press you, we didn’t do things quick enough.

“After going a goal down we responded quite well, we grew into the game as the first half went on. Unfortunately we still went one down. We got the goal and looked like they will get goal but bad decision making from Lamine and it was difficult to get in the game again.

“The supporters stayed with the team. But if you make bad decisions then you will be punished. The players need to learn from mistakes.

“We have lost four games at home already this season. Home or away we have to grind a result out. When we did get on top the supporters were fully behind the team.

“The players are showing they care about the club. They need a slice of luck and they need to do what is required to get a result and make this place a difficult placer to play for opposition.”