Charlie Wyke continued his purple patch in front of goal by scoring Sunderland’s winner in their victory at Ipswich Town on Tuesday.
The former Bradford City striker managed just 11 goals across the previous two seasons since making the switch from Yorkshire, but is currently enjoying an outstanding campaign and is on course for his best goalscoring return.
His first-half strike at Portman Road took his tally to the campaign 14 goals, but it was the late performance of on-loan Wolves man Dion Sanderson which really caught the eye of many Black Cats fans.
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Sanderson has only made nine appearances following his season-long loan move from Wolves, and has been restrcited to just two League One starts since Christmas.
But the 21-year-old defender was introduced for the final 25 minutes at Portman Road, and impressed as Sunderland recorded their third clean sheet in the space of four matches.
Sanderson was a regular during his loan with Cardiff last season, and will be hoping to oversee more minutes in the coming weeks as the North East side continue their climb up the standings.
Here’s how the Stadium of Light faithful reacted on Twitter to his performance:
Im really impressed with Dion Sanderson mind. He's been great since he's came on. #safc
— Fury SAFC (@LogicalLee_) January 26, 2021
I thought that was such a professional performance, not always easy playing 10 men.. Wyke clinical, O’Brien’s link up play was exceptional and the defence was rock solid Sanderson tidy when he came on and that Wright / Willis partnership is fantastic.. fantastic win #safc
— Joe Smith (@Joecsmith11) January 26, 2021
Sanderson should be starting. Touch of quality we need at the back. #safc
— Michael Trotter (@michaeltrotter7) January 26, 2021
Sanderson is playing well when he came on #safc
— Oluwaseun Bamgboye (@bamgboyeolu) January 26, 2021
Top performance x just keep an eye on those back passes pls 😭😂
— Ben Craig (@BenCra1g) January 26, 2021
@SandowRs apart from that 1 dodgy pass 🤣👍 you was solid the whole time you 2as on and confident i hope we sign you tbh can see the potential⚽️
— Connor Mcquade (@ConnorMcquade10) January 26, 2021
Enjoyed your performance first time I’ve had chance to watch you play…strong athletic confident…a class act
— Cows Cottage (@copperdale) January 26, 2021
Well done to you always solid when you come in love to see you sign a permanent deal
— Tim (@safctim) January 27, 2021
Very impressive when you came on. Calm and assured, just watch those back passes 👍👍👍🔴⚪️
— Yarmnthat (@chickenparmos) January 26, 2021
Well played tonight when you were called upon solid as a rock 🔴⚪️🔴👍😉
— Colin Roberts (@mackem49000) January 26, 2021
Solid when called upon, bright future
— Dermot Treacy (@dtreacy11) January 26, 2021