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Gus Poyet makes woeful start to Sunderland reign, losing 4-0 to Swansea in Premier League
SWANSEA, Wales - Gus Poyet's reign as Sunderland manager got off to a woeful start as the English Premier League's bottom club collapsed to a 4-0 loss at Swansea on Saturday.
Swansea scored four goals in 24 minutes during the second half, with Phil Bardsley putting the ball in his own net following a corner in the 57th minute to begin the visitors' meltdown.
Jonathan de Guzman curled home brilliantly from the edge of the area a minute later and Wilfried Bony converted a 64th-minute penalty to make it 3-0 after Leon Britton was fouled.
Chico Flores added a fourth in the 80th from De Guzman's cross, illustrating the size of the task facing Poyet after taking over from Paolo Di Canio.
Sunderland has one point from eight games.
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