Sunderland marched to victory last night as the Black Cats faced Rochdale in the EFL League One. A Lynden Gooch brace and an Eoghan O’Connell own goal both contributed to the 3-0 scoreline.
But, while he didn’t score himself a goal, Chris Maguire was one of the performers that stood out to Sunderland fans.
They thought he was brilliant, yet again, while facing the Dale. According to them, his passing was excellent, putting heaps of praise on his cross to Gooch, before the American scored.
Another good showing from the lads with Wright, Maguire and Gooch all being particularly impressive. Just wish we'd keep going the full 90, bet goal difference will come into it at the end of the season #SAFC
— JL (@JLambert55) February 11, 2020
How good was that Chris Maguire cross for Gooch, perfection. Maguire is an absolute pleasure to watch after sorting his attitude out and since McGeady has left #SAFC
— Josh Bunting (@Buntingfootball) February 11, 2020
Chris Maguire vs Rochdale (H)
100% dribble success rate (5/5)
75% pass accuracy
4 key passes
1 big chance created
— Speak Sunderland (@SpeakSAFC) February 11, 2020
— Laura keogh (@_laura_keogh_) February 11, 2020
Who was better against Rochdale?
Unfortunately, Maguire went off injured during the game in the 72nd minute, being replaced by Antoine Semenyo. Some fans just hope he isn’t hurt too badly.
Disappointed with that second half. Hope Maguire’s not too bad. Will take weeks to get him back to his top if not . #safc
— xxVikxx (@xxVikxx) February 11, 2020
Thought Maguire was great tonight really looked up for it 2 great assists hopefully hes fit for Sat. Also shout out for Gooch and Flanagan both were great.
— Steven Elliott not Sleeves (@ElliottSAFC) February 11, 2020
What do we think?
Hopefully, for Sunderland, Maguire’s injury isn’t too serious. After the match, assistant manager, Steve Parkin insisted that they think the player simply pulled up with a dead leg.
He hopes both Maguire, who is valued at £405k (as per Transfermarkt), and Gooch will be fit for this weekend’s match against Oxford. If they are, it will be a huge boost to Phil Parkinson’s side.