Sunderland dragged themselves off the bottom of the Championship table and to within three points of safety with a 4-1 thumping of promotion-chasing Derby County on Good Friday.
Goals from George Honeyman, Ashley Fletcher, Aiden McGeady and captain John O’Shea breathed new life into the Black Cats’ survival bid and gave their fans a night to remember.
Gary Rowett’s Rams are dropping like a stone and questions have to be asked there but that should take nothing away from Chris Coleman’s side, who cast off the shackles and thrashed their hosts.
It was a night of so many positives for Coleman, who saw his January striking signing Fletcher net his first goal for the club and many Sunderland fans will be hoping that the result proves to be something of a turning point in their club’s season.
Not many of them saw a result like this on the cards – but they’re absolutely loving it nonetheless – and we’ve taken a closer look at the best of the reaction…
Another Derby win?
— Daniel Gallagher (@DanGallagher99_) March 30, 2018
Best performance in a hell of a long time! Brilliant lads ???
— Gavin Moan (@safc_crazy) March 30, 2018
I thought April Fool’s day was Sunday
— Rossy (@MichRoss13) March 30, 2018
Well done on getting that right ??????
— Martin Thompson ?? (@half_biscuit) March 30, 2018
@GregoryGibbs10 did I get drunk on a work night or did this actually happen?
— David Borland (@DavidB82) March 30, 2018
Superb performance – three massive points!
— Julie Penfold (@Julie_Penfold) March 30, 2018
O'shea with the 4th goal… unreal #HawayTheLads
— Gavin (@MackemAbroad) March 30, 2018
Fantastic result!! There's still hope and hopefully another 3 points on Monday to continue the momentum, safety can be achieved!
— Martin Gray (@martingray100) March 30, 2018