'Complete miracle', ' What is this dark sorcery?' - Sunderland fans react to first half display from 'baller' Jack Diamond

Sunderland fans have taken to social media to heap praise on youngster Jack Diamond for his first half display against Lincoln City.

Saturday, 12th December 2020, 3:51 pm
Jack Diamond.

The Black Cats stormed into a 2-0 lead over the high-flying Imps on Saturday afternoon, and the 20-year-old played a huge part for Lee Johnson's men.

Rewarded with a spot in the side after an impressive display in the 2-1 win over Oldham Athletic in midweek, the wide man showed plenty of attacking impetus in the opening exchanges, and won the penalty that gave his side the lead after a positive dart into the box.

Grant Leadbitter dispatched coolly, Charlie Wyke added a second, and then Diamond himself got on the score-sheet with his first senior strike for the Mackems.

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Here are some of the best tweets from enamoured supporters:

@LiamSAFC16 tweeted: “Jack Diamond, class baller”.

@gabenoble12 tweeted: “Some boy Jack Diamond”.

@Philip_RJ_89 tweeted: “That’s what Jack Diamond gives us: pace and skill. Get him on the ball, and let him run at the opposition. Great penalty from Leadbitter as well.”

@hessy1988 tweeted: “What is this dark sorcery of Jack Diamond being direct and running at defenders? I don’t like it, go back to long aimless balls forward”.

@CrazyMackem23 tweeted: “Jack Diamond will be a huge player for us, Lincoln defence can’t cope with him”.

@King78_ tweeted: “It’s a complete miracle what can happen when you have someone who can run with the ball. Who would have guessed, eh? #Diamond”

@JofraJones92 tweeted: “Parkiola must have been blind, deaf and dumb to not have realised that Diamond is exactly what this team needs. Pace, directness and skill!!!”