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Twitter reacts: Middlesbrough star stops the show with brace against Sunderland

Middlesbrough’s promotion from the Championship has brought an old derby back to the Premier League, courtesy of their local rivalry with Sunderland.

And if the first half is anything to go by, the fixture could quickly establish itself as one of the favoured local derbies of the Premier League audience.

Indeed, the Tees-Wear clash at the Stadium of Light has already produced two fantastic goals, with Boro forward Cristhian Stuani bagging a first-half brace.

The Uruguay international opened the scoring with an absolute belter, rocketing the ball into the top corner of Vito Mannone’s net.

And the 29-year-old heaped on the misery for the Black Cats just after half-time by applying a tap-in finish to a well-worked team goal.

There’s still plenty of time for Sunderland to make amends, but Aitor Karanka’s boys produced a very convincing performance in the first half.

Fans from both clubs have made their feelings heard on social media. Here are some of the best tweets from the first half:

Article title: Twitter reacts: Middlesbrough star stops the show with brace against Sunderland

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