'Makes everything look so easy': Sunderland fans praise key men after Accrington Stanley win

Sunderland extended their League One unbeaten run to eight games after a 2-0 win at Accrington Stanley – and fans were quick to react on social media.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 9:48 pm

Substitute Ross Stewart marked his Black Cats debut with the opening goal after coming on at half-time, while Charlie Wyke added a second four minutes from the end.

The result moves Lee Johnson’s side up to third in League One ahead of Saturday’s home meeting with Lincoln.

Despite challenging conditions and a frustrating first half, there were several impressive performances for the Black Cats, with the likes of Dion Sanderson, Luke O’Nien and Carl Winchester earning praise.

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Dion Sanderson.
Dion Sanderson.

Here’s how some supporters reacted to the result.

@TheDiddyman1: Sanderson must be a dream to have in front of you, makes everything look so easy

@adam_will25: Five games without conceding, five straight wins, win at Wembley, new owner, what a time to be alive

@guffsafc73: Keep McGeady, Sanderson and Wyke fit and we could get even more silverware!

@76skelly: Good three points and a very professional performance from the lads. Sanderson and O’Nien played well at the back again. Impressed with Winchester tonight, thought he done well in the midfield

@jonnygr17: Quality Sanderson like isn’t he. Reminds me of when we had Evans on loan. Just looks so comfortable and runs the full defence, confident bringing the ball out too.

@rosstaylor1977: Got to give Lee Johnson so much credit, never rushed back any injured players let them get right. How many fans and managers would played some them injured players ie Wright, Jones, Stewart let them get back to full fitness

@ElliottSAFC: Good to see Stewart for the first time, was impressed and always good for a forward to get a goal on debut. Get him bedded in and up to speed he could be a good addition. Hopefully Jones' injury isn't bad. I think we missed him tonight.

@SafcFosta: Winchester was class again tonight! Getting better every game. Onto Saturday!

@Joecsmith11: Lee Johnson doing an incredible job with us. Seven clean sheets and seven wins out of the last eight games.. players brimming with confidence

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