Sunderland put five past Cheltenham Town last night as they reclaimed top spot in League One and the performance of Nathan Broadhead has had many Black Cats fans talking.
The 23-year-old Everton loanee opened his account for the North East club last week in the EFL Cup win against Wigan Athletic and was handed his first league start by Lee Johnson on Tuesday night.
Broadhead did not disappoint on an evening that saw Sunderland produce arguably their best display of 2021/22 so far, putting five past Cheltenham.
Bailey Wright nodded in the opener from a corner and a Ross Stewart brace had the Black Cats three up by the break.
They showed no signs of slowing down either as Luke O’Nien and substitute Leon Dajaku found the net in the second half to ensure Johnson’s side moved top of the table in style.
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Broadhead started on the left of the attacking midfield three in a 4-2-3-1 and his movement proved a real nuisance for the Cheltenham defence, creating space for his teammates time and time again, while he was involved in many of the goalscoring moves.
The 23-year-old did everything but score a goal himself and though he was forced off with a knock late on, with Lee Johnson unsure of how bad the injury was after the game, he seems to have made himself popular among the Sunderland support.
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Many fans took to Twitter to wax lyrical about the Everton loanee despite his late exit…
Absolutely criminal that Broadhead hasn't scored tonight so far. Poor lad has been immense😅
— Joel Gradwell (@joel_gradwell) September 28, 2021
Just catching up with the football after a late shift. Broadhead is some player isn't he #SAFC
— James Haddrick (@JHaddrick93) September 29, 2021
Nathan Broadhead is going to be a good one. His movement and touch is excellent
— Stuart McClelland (@titch471) September 29, 2021
— Jōsh (@iiEdz_) September 28, 2021
Broadhead was outstanding tonight amongst many others but let's not overlook the contribution of Cory Evans. He was a real stand out with his simple passing game. Controlled the midfield. #SAFC
— Jack (@coxaathfc) September 28, 2021
Class game tonight. Brilliant goals too. Thought Broadhead and Huggins were exceptional at times. Great to see quality in depth. Cheltenham were utter dross though.
— Phil (@MackemMetallica) September 28, 2021
Broadhead MOTM by a mile 👌👌👌👌 didn't score but had a hand in all the goals and his work rate n passing was just phenomenal like 👊🔴⚪🔴⚪👊
— Michael Airey (@airey87) September 28, 2021
My MOTM tonight like Broadhead deserves to keep him place on Saturday
— Thomas Garrigan 🔴⚪🇨🇵 (@GarriganThomas) September 28, 2021