'I'm in shock', 'Football genius' - Sunderland fans celebrate stunning 4-0 win over Lincoln City on social media

Lee Johnson picked up his first league win as Sunderland boss with a 4-0 victory over Lincoln City on Saturday – and supporters have been quick to celebrate on social media.

Saturday, 12th December 2020, 5:10 pm
Lee Johnson. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)

The Black Cats strolled into a three-goal lead at the interval thanks to a Grant Leadbitter penalty, a well-taken Charlie Wyke effort, and an impressive first senior strike from youngster Jack Diamond.

The 20-year-old had already won the spot-kick for his side’s opener, and his positivity was a constant threat to the Imps throughout.

Wyke added a fourth after the break.

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This afternoon's result was Sunderland's biggest away triumph in a decade, and ended a run of five League One outings without a win.

Johnson's men are now up to eighth in the table – two points off the play-off places, and five off the automatic promotion spots.

Saturday's display made for a marked increase in attacking intent from the Black Cats, and represented a considerable departure from the conservatism that came to characterise the latter stages of Phil Parkinson tenure in the dugout.

Next up, Sunderland host mid-table AFC Wimbledon at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday evening.

Here are some of the best reactions on Twitter from ecstatic fans:

@KyleMartino10 tweeted: “LEE JOHNSON FOOTBALL GENIUS”

@Morgqn_ tweeted: “Jack Diamond should be first name on the team sheet.”

@GaryFTM tweeted: “Breath of fresh air”.

@LogicalLee_ tweeted: “We'll be taking that league title now please, thank you.”

@JamieSAFC_ tweeted: “Winning the league”.

@izzy_mckenzie tweeted: “I’m in shock”.

@antoneee_x tweeted: “Naming my child after Johnson. Don’t care that she’s already 5 years old”.