Sunderland made it three wins from four as they secured a narrow victory over AFC Wimbledon at the Stadium of Light yesterday.
Whilst Lee Johnson’s side weren’t at their best, with the visitors having chances of their own, a deflected shot from Carl Winchester was enough to ensure the Black Cats picked up the points.
Even though the winning goal had an element of luck to it, it capped off what was a fine display from the 28-year-old, who had been playing in an unfamiliar right-back role, as he has done this season with the side short in that position.
He was aggressive in the way he defended and constantly looked to get forward to give the hosts another option in the final third.
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And, it’s fair to say that his display was fully appreciated by the support, who were delighted with the way Winchester performed in the victory.
Here we look at some of the reaction from the fans on Twitter…
Don’t know if he’s an option for permanent right back but Winchester was excellent today. Deserve that goal #safc
— David Allison (@davidallison88) August 21, 2021
Winchester gonna be a big miss for #SAFC for Sheff Wed away with Brazil having a game the day after.
— GarethH (@garethhern) August 21, 2021
— Steven Popov (@spopov83) August 21, 2021
Carl Winchester is mint. Thought we lacked a bit in the middle – first half – today until O'Nien grew into the game. Looking forward to CW moving there with O9 once Higgins gets up to speed. #SAFC
— Michael Potts (@MichaelPotts_) August 21, 2021
Winchester was brilliant today. #safc
— DDD Football Page (@DDDFootball) August 21, 2021
Winchester motm. Not just for the goal either, played well all game. Excellent result, ground it out. #safc
— David Marjoram (@PlannerMarj) August 21, 2021
Certainly growing in influence.
— Colin Woodruff (@laszlowoodbine) August 21, 2021