Sunderland were comfortably beaten by Arsenal in the end in Saturday's lunchtime game.
The significance for Sunderland fans is the fact that it ensures Sunderland's start to the season is now the worst in Premier League history on goal difference.
In the 1990s Manchester City had two points at the same stage - and in fact went to their twelfth game before winning. Take note Sunderland fans - City were also relegated that season.
In fairness, boss David Moyes took over in difficult circumstances after Sam Allardyce left to become England manager. Moyes hardly had time to make in impact in the transfer market.
Sunderland were thrown a second half lifeline with a penalty which Jermaine Defoe converted - but Arsenal swept in three late goals.
It is difficult to see where Sunderland's next point will come from and Moyes' position at the club is under severe pressure.