'Absolutely phenomenal' Sunderland fans praise key man after Papa John's Trophy win over Tranmere Rovers

Sunderland won at Wembley for the first time since 1973 as Lee Johnson’s side beat Tranmere 1-0 in the final of the Papa John’s Trophy – and fans were quick to react on social media.

Sunday, 14th March 2021, 5:13 pm
Sunderland defender Luke O'Nien.
Sunderland defender Luke O'Nien.

Lynden Gooch scored the only goal of the game after converting Aiden McGeady’s pass in the 57th minute.

The Black Cats didn’t have it all their own way, though, and were put under pressure in the closing stages.

Makeshift centre-back Luke O’Nien produced a man of the match display in defence, while goalkeeper Lee Burge also made some important saves.

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Here’s how some fans reacted on social media:

@Itsaaronmorris: What a feeling that is!

@mranthonyday: There's gonna be a few sore heads in the morning

@AndrewBrown25: Tranmere played class but they weren’t Luke O’Nien

@katesp23: Typical Sunderland to finally win when we’re not there but yes lads!!!!!

@alexnash953: Luke O’Nien has absolutely phenomenal today

@NathanJ_C1: Finally. It’s been a long wait. Now time to get the tough business of promotion completed. Well done lads!

@dbray65: Burge & O'Nien top performance today

@jamsimsafc: Finally managed to win at Wembley! Get in Sunderland

@katemackay55: Yay! Finally we win a trophy at Wembley! I was at the 1973 FA cup final! Fantastic

@ChrisPhil1992: Didn't enjoy that 45 minutes but who cares!! Get in!

@PeterJWhalen7: #SAFC win the EFL Trophy!!!!! Fantastic for everyone concerned with Sunderland AFC. Ha way the lads!!!!!

@micstokoe: Get in!!!!! @LukeONien outstanding game today & @LyndenGooch what a goal #wembleywinners

@Tommyakki: One moment of absolute quality to win it today, and I doubt there’ll be many complaining.

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