Sam Allardyce is doing what Sam Allardyce does best by making a real fist of retaining Premier League survival.
— John Kerr (@JohnJKerr) February 13, 2016
The Black Cats are now just a paltry point off North East rivals Newcastle who sit above the relegation zone, moving ahead of Norwich City.
In all three of his appearances for Sunderland so far, Lamine Koné has made a massive impact. He's proving to be an inspired signing. #SAFC
— Liam Bekker (@LiamBekker) February 13, 2016
They got there through a late headed winner from Lamine Kone, who continues to impress on Wearside since his January move from Lorient.
Clearly, it was much to the delight of the Sunderland faithful, who’s unlikely escape from relegation gathers pace. Yet again. For about the third year in a row.
Still, the goal has had a much wider effect on Manchester United as a whole, who have been condemned to yet another loss.
Breaking News: Lamine Kone has confirmed the sacking of Louis Van Gaal. #bbcfootball
— Shamim Miah (@miah_shamim91) February 13, 2016
Though the infamously dubious goal panel may well mark it down as an own goal for David De Gea, the imposing Sunderland centre-back is feeling the love on Twitter.
Louis van Gaal, however, really is not.
Louis van Gaal has sucked the life out of me pic.twitter.com/AqB1Z7LY5a
— Jonny Ross (@1JonnyRoss) February 13, 2016
I applaud Van Gaal for finding a way to lose against a Sunderland side who have been bereft of confidence all week. Congratulations Louis.
— Jay R (@Jay201k) February 13, 2016