'Absolute baller': Some Sunderland fans wowed by 20-year-old's display v Red Devils U21s
Some Sunderland fans have waxed lyrical about Stephen Wearne’s display for the Black Cats in the Papa John’s Trophy on Wednesday night.
The 20-year-old scored the winner for Sunderland in the cup game against Lincoln last time out.
On Wednesday, Wearne repeated the feat against Manchester United Under-21s at the Stadium of Light.
After a goalless first half, Sunderland took the lead through Tyrese Dyce in the 51st minute.
Will Harris’ effort stung the palms of the keeper and the 20-year-old fired home on the rebound.
However, Sunderland were pegged back just before the hour as Zidane Iqbal found the top right-hand corner with a powerful effort.
But in the 67th minute, Ellis Taylor delivered an inch-perfect cross for Wearne to head home.
As well as grabbing the winner, the 20-year-old drove his side forward at every opportunity and always looked like he could make something happen.
Here is what some Sunderland fans made of his display:
TIMO WEARNE— LJ❤🤍 (@SAFCLJ25) October 13, 2021
Stephen Wearne, let’s gooooo! He’s an absolute baller this kid y’know – looking impressive in his last game and grabbed the winner in that match, and has grabbed another tonight! 2-1! #SAFC— 🖖 Talon 🖖 (@TalonPlaysYT) October 13, 2021
Nicely worked goal from the bairns there! Cracking header from Wearne as well. He’s had a canny week #SAFC— Dan (@Dan1879_SAFC) October 13, 2021
Stephen Wearne is going to do a Johnny Byrne and score in every round and get us to the final of the Papa John’s again. #SAFC— Rejected Manager (@RejectedBook) October 13, 2021
Massive W by the U23 squad tonight for Sunderland – Sohna, Richardson, Wearne, Taylor and Younger among the standout names.— 🖖 Talon 🖖 (@TalonPlaysYT) October 13, 2021
Provided we can hang on to them, we’ve got some canny ballers on the way up the ranks in the near future! #SAFC
Really like the look of Stephen Wearne. Looks very comfortable of the ball and always trying to make things happen.— Joel Gradwell (@joel_gradwell) October 13, 2021
He looks a top prospect 👍🏼— Dan Harrison (@DJ_Haribo) October 13, 2021
Sunderland’s victory over the Red Devils means two wins from two for the Black Cats in Group F.
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