'Brilliant stuff', 'Johnson > Guardiola' - Sunderland fans delighted after comfortable cup win vs MK Dons

Sunderland safely made it through to the semi-finals of the Papa John’s Trophy on Tuesday evening with a comfortable win over MK Dons – and fans have been quick to react on social media.

Tuesday, 2nd February 2021, 8:35 pm
Updated Tuesday, 2nd February 2021, 8:38 pm
Lee Johnson, Manager of Sunderland. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

The Black Cats took an early lead, courtesy of an own goal from Dean Lewington.

Aiden McGeady then doubled his side’s lead deep into the second half with a low effort, before fellow substitute Charlie Wyke chipped in with his 16th goal of the campaign to book the Wearsiders' place in the final four of the competition.

McGeady had a fourth ruled out for offside in the latter stages of the match.

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Lee Johnson's men will make their bid for a spot in the final on either February 16th or 17th.

We’ve gathered some of the best tweets from supporters below:

@BaghdadCocaCola tweeted: “Johnson > Guardiola”

@antoneee_x tweeted: “Things I learned : • Dan Neil should start ahead of Scowen. • Jack Diamond is the second best player in the league behind McGeady. • I wish Charlie Wyke was my dad.”

@_robertsafc tweeted: “Never in doubt.”

@hendo1980 tweeted: “Can’t wait to get to Wembley and have my heart broken again”

@lord_barrold tweeted: “Well done lads. Early goal. Quite a ‘meh’ performance up until the hour and then Lee made some positive changes and we bossed the game, scoring the goals and looked busy. It might be a Pizza Cup but it’s there to be won. 25% chance as it stands”.

@LewisJay17 tweeted: “Job done”.

@mrmitchell78 tweeted: “Dare to dream”.

@AidenMuers tweeted: “Brilliant stuff. Just need to keep that level of momentum for Saturday and the rest of the league games.”