It's National Black Cat Day, so we thought we'd celebrate the Premier League's own Black Cats, Sunderland

Sunderland have endured a difficult start to the season and with Arsenal visiting this weekend, the outlook is bleak for the Black Cats.

But on National Black Cat Day, we thought we'd nab some of the attention from needy moggies and shine a light on Sunderland's achievements this season. And yes, there are some!

Every now and then, Sunderland score - that really is Patrick van Aanholt celebrating a Premier League goal.

Sunderland's Patrick van Aanholt celebrates scoring against West Brom - (Owen Humphreys/PA)
(Owen Humphreys/PA)

The north-east side have only managed six goals in nine games this season, but they have scored. Of that there can be no doubt.

Sunderland's Jermain Defoe celebrates scoring - (John Walton/PA)
(John Walton/PA)

And hey, David Moyes seems pretty popular with his fellow managers.

Stoke manager Mark Hughes greets Sunderland manager David Moyes - (Nigel French/PA)
(Nigel French/PA)

Although, much like the cackling Tony Pulis, you'd look pretty pleased with yourself if you were facing a side who hadn't won in the league yet.

West Brom manager Tony Pulis greets Sunderland manager David Moyes - (Owen Humphreys/PA)
(Owen Humphreys/PA)

More goals! Yes, Jermain Defoe is one of only two players to score for the Black Cats in the Premier League this season.

Jermain Defoe celebrates with his Sunderland team mates - (Scott Heppell/PA)
(Scott Heppell/PA)

Van Aanholt is the other, with two from defence. Here's Jermain scoring his second to put Sunderland 2-0 up against Crystal Palace.

Jermain Defoe celebrates scoring Sunderland's second goal against Crystal Palace - (Scott Heppell/PA)
(Scott Heppell/PA)

Oh dear, how did this one slip through? That's Palace's Christian Benteke celebrating his side's comeback from 2-0 down to 3-2 up. Oops.

Crystal Palace's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring his side's third goal against Sunderland - (Scott Heppell/PA)
(Scott Heppell/PA)

Sorry David.

Crystal Palace's Alan Pardew and Sunderland's David Moyes - (Scott Heppell/PA)
(Scott Heppell/PA)

Ah, back to the Black Cats' successes. Sunderland have in fact won some football matches this season, beating Shrewsbury and QPR in the EFL Cup.

Sunderland and QPR met in the EFL Cup - (John Walton/PA)
(John Walton/PA)

Perhaps success would continue with a chance to reach the quarter finals against Southampton? Hmm, this doesn't look good.

Sunderland were defeated by Southampton in the EFL Cup - (Andrew Matthews/PA)
(Andrew Matthews/PA)

Here's David being sent off during Sunderland's 1-0 defeat at the hands of the Saints.

Sunderland's David Moyes is sent off - (Andrew Matthews/PA)
(Andrew Matthews/PA)

Sunderland currently sit bottom of the Premier League. They say it's bad luck if a black cat crosses your path David...

Sunderland manager David Moyes - (John Walton/PA)
(John Walton/PA)

Quick, back to pictures of actual cats.

A black cat - (Mel Evans/AP)
(Mel Evans/AP)

That's better.

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