Sunderland were back to winning ways on the weekend after a Luke O’Nien goal decided the match versus Southend United. Two diving header from O’Nien this week had Sunderland fans reminiscing about their favourite headers from the past.
Sunderland asked fans to share their favourite Sunderland headers from days gone by. There were a few headers that popped up once or twice in the answers, but there was one that stood out as being a clear fan favourite. A goal from Gordon Armstrong in the FA Cup against Chelsea in 1992.
— stuart bailey (@stubailey73) November 4, 2019
@GordonIanArmst1 against Chelsea any other answer is just wrong
— Matthew Rodenby (@MatthewRodenby) November 4, 2019
Gordan Armstrong v Chelsea at Roker Park.
— Tony Longstaff (@tonylon83) November 4, 2019
Armstrong in the cup, if the Roker end had a roof it would have come off that day
— Dinalli (@Dinalli) November 4, 2019
There’s a few to choose from, but the best was @GordonIanArmst1 against Chelsea at Roker
— Benj Eckford (@baeckford) November 4, 2019
Definitely Gordon Armstrong by far. One of the best headers I’ve seen at Roker park.
— Sunderland till I die (@KeithO_21) November 4, 2019
the obvious answer is Gordon Armstrong in the FA Cup against Chelsea in ’92 but the one that has stayed longest in my memory was Joe Baker’s sublime glancing header at the Fulwell End against who I think was Bolton in a 4-2 win in 1971.
— Chris May (@christo53054967) November 4, 2019
Here is a video of the brilliant Armstrong goal.
— Gary Burrell (@GaryBurrell76) November 4, 2019
What do we think?
The header from Armstrong was a brilliant one. With O’Nien clearly on form, perhaps there is an opportunity for the 24-year-old to score an even greater goal than Armstrong’s. Should one of his headers secure promotion back to the Championship, it will surely go down in Sunderland folklore. Regardless of whether he achieves that, though, he will certainly be an important cog in Phil Parkinson’s plans moving forward.