Date: 13th February 2020 at 8:05am
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Sunderland managed to walk away with three goals and three points after their match against Rochdale. The side scored more than two goals in a match for the third time since the turn of the decade.

But Black Cat fans thought Luke O’Nien was worthy of a special shoutout after his performance against the Dale.

They thought he was incredible during the match, with his linkup play with Chris Maguire being especially noteworthy. One fan thought he played a vital part in the buildup to one of Sunderland’s goals.

Is Luke O'Nien better because of Phil Parkinson?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Others think he is impressing because of the right wing-back position he has been played in recently. They are thrilled that he has finally found a position that gets the most out of him.

What do we think?

Credit must be given to Phil Parkinson for setting up his team in a way that gets the most out of the 25-year-old defender. But the work ethic of the defender has also played a big part in his success. Both factors have been a big part of why Sunderland are playing so well at the moment.