Player Ratings & Comments - Only one player for top spot as Sunderland steamroll Lincoln

I am absolutely gobsmacked. Could it be that all this time we have actually had a decent football team shackled by a terrible football manager?

by GMac88 Sunday, 13 December 2020 10:22 AM Comments

Diamond goal Lincoln Sunderland blog

Yesterday's thumping win over second place Lincoln City suggests that could be the case.

Sunderland were tremendous. Attacked with pace, intent and were merciless in front of goal. They stood firm at the back in the face of early pressure and earned a clean sheet. It was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon and probably one of the most pleasing performances since we were relegated to League One.

Let's talk substitutions for a second. We were 2-0 up at half time, yet Lee Johnson didn't rest on his laurels. He made two changes before the third goal went in, and five before the forth. I don't remember a Sunderland manager being so proactive with substitutions.

We are now responsible for 30% of the goals Lincoln have conceded this season and with Shrewsbury notching an unlikely away win over leaders Hull, suddenly everything is in play again for SAFC. What a difference a new manager and a week makes!

Charlie Wyke deserves massive credit for his clinical brace, but if you lot don't vote Jack Diamond as your man of the match I'm overruling you when we round up the ratings later. What a player he looks like, and strangely nothing much like the wing back Phil Parkinson seemed to think he was...now it's your turn to rate and let us know what you thought of the players, and we'll round them up like we did vs Wigan.

 

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