Jon McLaughlin was voted as Sunderland’s man of the match in their League One draw against Luton Town.
In a fiery game between two high-flying teams, there was little to separate them and the match ended 1-1.
Chris Maguire opened the scoring for the Black Cats but a James Collins penalty levelled things up in the second half.
Danny Hylton was sent off for Luton and Maguire was dismissed in injury time to ensure the game ended with ten men on each side.
But Sunderland fans were thankful for having McLaughlin between the sticks as he helped keep Luton at bay.
The 31-year-old produced some exceptional saves and was voted as man of the match for his efforts.
McLaughlin was signed in the summer by Jack Ross and he has been consistent with his displays.
After watching Robbin Ruiter, Lee Camp and Jason Steele struggle last season, Sunderland fans are relieved to have a reliable goalkeeper in their squad.
Here are some tweets from Sunderland fans discussing the popular Scotsman’s performance.
McGeouch really starting to put his stamp on matches but McLaughlin was outstanding again today
— rob cooper (@robcooper75) January 12, 2019
Jon was outstanding today made 3 amazing saves 1of them was world class
— Robbo (@piesarnie1) January 12, 2019
Only one option. Jon 'Gandalf' McLaughlin pic.twitter.com/iTTw7dVTWl
— Sam Hillock (@pinkfairy727) January 12, 2019
John McLaughlin is quality 🔴⚪️🔴⚪️ #safc
— David Watson (@djwatsonsafc) January 12, 2019
Frustrating today, O’nien & Mclaughlin outstanding. Ref was shockingly bad, said at HT he would give a pen given any opportunity but in the end a draw was a fair result IMO #safc
— Dan Coates (@Dancoat1982) January 12, 2019
Mclaughlin has been fantastic this season, that save low down to his left when it looked a certain goal was world class! Right up there with the Craig Gordon v Bolton save for me! #SAFC
— Steven Fairless (@StevieJ73) January 12, 2019
Luton much better team than us, McLaughlin won us a point with some top class saves. We are not going up automatically IMO. #SAFC
— Smithy (@smithy212178) January 12, 2019
Can only be the GK, he single handedly kept us in the game.
— Eion James Pockley (@EionP) January 12, 2019