Date: 12th February 2020 at 5:20pm
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Sunderland looked comfortable last night as they eased to a 3-0 victory against Rochdale. The side were cruising with 65.7% possession, and never really looked like conceding, with Rochdale only managing to place one shot on target

Sunderland fans praised Tom Flanagan, who is valued at £225k (as per Transfermarkt), after the match, insisting that he had a particularly good game. They thought he was excellent, with one supporter referencing his Johan Cruyff inspired turn. Another thinks his forward passing was on point, suggesting that the defender could have even walked away with an assist on another night.

Was Tom Flanagan Sunderland's best player against Rochdale?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Others think Phil Parkinson has had a big part to play in Flanagan’s resurgence. They think the manager has finally started to get the best out of a lot of his players.

What do we think?

The win helped Sunderland climb up to fifth in the table, just two points behind fourth with a game in hand. If they can start racking up a few more wins over the next few weeks, the Black Cats may even start thinking about challenging for an automatic promotion spot.