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‘Special talent’, ‘Absolutely class’ – These Sunderland fans are full of praise for player following Rochdale win

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Sunderland kept up their chase of the automatic promotion places with a professional victory over lowly Rochdale at the Stadium of Light.

There wasn’t much in the stats, which saw the visitors have more shots than the hosts, but Sunderland were the more clinical and had the game wrapped up by half time.

Dion Sanderson opened the scoring after just seven minutes, and the prolific Charlie Wyke doubled the advantage for Lee Johnson’s side on 35 minutes.

They didn’t need to be at their best in the second half to secure all three points, but Sunderland fans will be happy enough that they came away with all the points in the bag.

The Black Cats are still five points off the top two thanks to Hull winning and Peterborough losing, but they’ve brought Posh back into the mix, and with two games in hand on the Tigers, Sunderland are in a strong position.

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Sunderland had a makeshift back four once again, with youngster Ollie Younger slotting in at right-back and Luke O’Nien deputising at centre-back once again, but standing out once again was Dion Sanderson.

A starter last season at Championship side Cardiff, Sunderland pulled off a bit of a coup in bringing the 21-year-old in from Wolves, and he was impressive once again as well as adding a goal to his tally.

Sunderland fans have been gushing over the defender and they’ve taken to social media to sing his praises.


25 years old, UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, Preston North End fan

ScoopDragon Football News Network

Article title: ‘Special talent’, ‘Absolutely class’ – These Sunderland fans are full of praise for player following Rochdale win

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