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Gooch impressed Sunderland fans in Derby thumping

Chris Coleman hasn’t had much in the way of resources with which to overhaul his Sunderland side this season so his work has largely been on repeatedly shuffling the pack to see if he can find a winning formula.

For the Good Friday trip to Derby County, Lynden Gooch got the nod for the first time in nine matches and he proved to be something of a joker in the pack for the former Wales manager.

The American playmaker showed passion and craft as the Black Cats thrashed Gary Rowett’s promotion chasers 4-1 at Pride Park to haul themselves into 23rd in the Championship and to within three points of safety.

George Honeyman, Ashley Fletcher – his first for the club – Aiden McGeady and captain John O’Shea might have got the goals but nobody impressed the travelling fans more than Gooch.

All they want is for the midfielder to keep it up in the last seven games of the season to give their side the best possible chance of survival and we’ve taken a look at the best of the reaction…

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