Sunderland ended their 48-year run to win a cup final at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, as they ran out 1-0 winners over Tranmere Rovers in the Papa John’s Trophy final.
Lynden Gooch scored the only goal of the game, as he fired home clinically after being played through by a well-weighted pass from Aiden McGeady.
One player that played a starring role for the Black Cats in the win was Luke O’Nien, with the 26-year-old making his 30th appearance of the season in all competitions.
O’Nien has shown that he’s a versatile member of the Sunderland squad, and has recently been playing in the heart of the Black Cats’ defence, which is where started against Tranmere at the weekend.
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He certainly made a positive impact, and kept the likes of Danny Lloyd and David Nugent quiet in the contest, as he picked up the man-of-the-match award for his efforts in the win over the League Two side.
O’Nien took to Twitter following the win, and admitted that it’s what dreams are made of, whilst expressing his delight at bringing the trophy back to the Stadium of Light.
What dreams are made of ❤️🤍
— Luke O'Nien (@LukeONien) March 14, 2021
Plenty of the Stadium of Light faithful took to social media to issue their thoughts on O’Nien’s performance on the day at Wembley.
Take a look at the best of the reaction from Twitter below….
Watch you drop to your knees when the goal went shows the team spirit, my MOTM 🔴⚪️
— GILESY (@GILESY1973) March 14, 2021
You are seriously one of the most whole hearted players I've seen at this club. I hope you are still here if we eventually make it back to the Premier league. Love you to bits fella, FTM.
— Ian Greenfield (@igfield73) March 15, 2021
You were utterly brilliant today. Fully deserved. Let’s get promotion now lad
— Matt 🇫🇷🇨🇭 (@MattSafc9) March 14, 2021
Excellent once again Luke, you never let us down in whatever is asked of you, just incredible 🔴⚪️🔴⚪️
— Nick (@nicholaswilso11) March 14, 2021
Luke you are amazing, please for the love of god stay with us forever ❤
— Mary Moo Cow (@TerryHobkirk) March 14, 2021
Class above again Luke – hope you remain a Mackem for a long, long time!
— Lee Wickham (@LdoubleE_87) March 14, 2021
Top performance again Luke….look like you've been playing centre back for years.
— kevin keatings (@_keatings) March 14, 2021
Best player on the pitch by a country Mile. 👏👏👏🔴⚪️
— Haynsey (@Haynsey03) March 14, 2021
Absolutely unreal today bud . Becoming undroppable. Fast becoming a legend at the club mate
— Shane Jarvis (@Safc85) March 14, 2021
Brilliant today mate! Thank you so much for the joy you and the lads have brought us today 🔴⚪️🔴⚪️🔴 🏆
— Andy Chisholm 🔴⚪️🔴⚪️ (@AndyChiz_SAFC) March 14, 2021
You are our bright and shining star 🌟 , don’t leave us Luke 🙏
— June Middleton (@juneandalan) March 14, 2021
Yes Lukey boy! Well played today 🔴⚪️
— Jonathon Rooney (@jonroon93) March 14, 2021
Outstanding performance mate ❤️
— Davey W (@DaveyW90612711) March 15, 2021
— Danyl Reay (@ReayDanyl92) March 14, 2021