Date: 12th February 2020 at 6:20pm
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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.

Who was better against Rochdale?

Chris Maguire

Chris Maguire

Lynden Gooch

Lynden Gooch

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.

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.