Sunderland extended their unbeaten run to ten games in all competitions on Saturday, but were forced to settle for a point as they played out a 1-1 draw with automatic promotion rivals Lincoln City at The Stadium of Light.
Callum McFadzean had put the hosts ahead five minutes before the break, when he headed home from Max Power’s ball into the box.
However, Callum Morton’s strike midway through the second half levelled things up for Lincoln, leaving Sunderland to reflect on something of a missed opportunity in the battle for an automatic promotion spot, as they remain two points second-placed Peterborough United.
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Even so, things could have been worse for Sunderland had it not been for goalkeeper Lee Burge, who produced a string of outstanding saves throughout the game, to prevent Lincoln from taking all three points.
That is something that did not go unnoticed by a number of Sunderland fans as they took to Twitter to give their thoughts on the game, with plenty keen to praise Burge for his contribution to the match.
Here, we take a look at what some of those Black Cats supporters had to say about the 28-year-old’s latest performance.
Lee Burge excellent today, some huge saves that could be massive at the end of the season. Very good performance and is my man of the match this afternoon. Kept Sunderland in the game and a massive reason why they have come away with a point #SAFC
— Josh Bunting (@Buntingfootball) March 20, 2021
— Michael Dunne (@michael_dunne_2) March 20, 2021
Gotta give credit to lincoln they were better than us on many occasions and are fast on counter attacks and burge seriously was put motm he was class and best player on pitch we could have easily got beat #SAFC
— NiallSAFC (@S4fcNi4ll) March 20, 2021
Results definitely went for us today. Nothing gained, nothing lost against a side that handled our attackers well. Burge outstanding #safc
— Chris O’Hara (@christofohara) March 20, 2021
Lincoln deserved a point and Burge kept us in it second half. Blessing the two above us didn’t increase their lead and I think it’s good we have a week off before the next game as we’ve played non stop for what seems like months. #safc
— Ian High (@ianhigh1) March 20, 2021
Very tough game today, Lincoln aren’t where they are on luck. It’s a decent result all things considered. Burge was excellent, we go again. HTL #safc
— Lewis. (@lewmill91) March 20, 2021
Burge kept us a point there. Tough second half and it’s hard when you have a whistle happy ref. Just disappointing when teams above us draw too #safc
— Christie Hulley (@christieH18) March 20, 2021