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'Will be Sunderland player of the season': Some fans in awe of one player's display v Wigan

Some Sunderland fans have been left astounded by Callum Doyle’s display for the Black Cats today.

The Manchester City academy graduate joined Sunderland on a season-long loan deal in July.

Doyle was a key figure for his club’s Under-23s last season, helping them win the Premier League 2 title.

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The 17-year-old made 12 U23s appearances and also played in two EFL Trophy matches.

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Doyle even helped City’s Under-18s win their league title, making 14 appearances for them.

After looking bright in pre-season, Doyle made Lee Johnson’s opening starting XI in the League One season-opener against Wigan.

Understandably, there were a few nervy moments in the first half, but he really grew into the game and was superb overall.

Doyle showed composure and assurance beyond his years, read the game well and made some great decisions.

Here is what some Sunderland fans said about the Man City gem after his display in the 2-1 win at the Stadium of Light:

Gwion Edwards opened the scoring for the visitors on 15 minutes, but Aiden McGeady equalised from the spot two minutes later.

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Ross Stewart, who forced the penalty thanks to a fine run, then went on to grab the winning goal on 53 minutes.

Sunderland are next in action on Tuesday when they head to Port Vale in the first round of the EFL Cup.

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