Luke O’Nien came off the bench for Sunderland last night and scored a goal which wrapped up three points.
It was O’Nien’s first goal at The Stadium of Light and it restored Sunderland’s two-goal cushion late on against Barnsley.
Sunderland had led 3-0 in the first half but a Kieffer Moore double brought Barnsley back into the game.
With the Tykes dominant and pushing for an equaliser, O’Nien was on hand to kill them off.
Aiden McGeady – who was also excellent – teed the 24-year-old up to provide the finishing touch with 83 minutes on the clock.
O’Nien’s lively display came after he changed the game against Walsall last weekend.
Ten-man Sunderland were 2-0 down when O’Nien came on, inspiring a comeback as the game ended 2-2.
Sunderland fans were effusive in their praise for their new hero.
The former Wycombe Wanderers man is starting to show his talent to the supporters after a slow start.
With impressive performances on the pitch and commendable actions off the field, O’Nien is becoming a fans’ favourite at The Stadium of Light.
Below are some tweets from Sunderland fans discussing his goal scoring cameo.
Buzzing for you Luke, absolute game changer. Class performance 🔴⚪
— King Maguire (@cxurtney98) November 28, 2018
I think I love you luke
— micky c (@mickycsafc) November 27, 2018
Quality on and off the pitch! So refreshing to have players like you at our club! Love it 😀🔴⚪🔴⚪🔴
— Stephanie Thompson (@stephsafc1) November 27, 2018
And no rugby tackles on the fans tonight!! Have t make up for it next time haha. Well done on your goal! Looking forward to many more. #nextfranklampard 🔴⚪️🔴⚪️
— Karl Todd (@foreversafc83) November 28, 2018
Absolutely buzzing for you Luke! Keep it up lad 👍🔴⚪🔴⚪
— Gavin Moan (@safc_crazy) November 27, 2018
Great too see a group of players so committed to the club as you lads are, long may it continue #HawayTheLads 🔴⚪️🔴⚪️
— Michael Napier (@mickynapier) November 28, 2018
Awesome attitude mate, nothing more than you deserve, that’s what we have needed in the team
— colin morrow (@ColMorrow87) November 28, 2018
Keep it up lad u have us all behind you
— Paul (@Paul54735907) November 28, 2018