Sunderland’s shock 1-0 victory over Sheffield United in the Carabao Cup gave Black Cats fans a moment to savour. After Max Power’s goal in the ninth minute, they managed to hold on to the lead and secure their place in the next round, and goalkeeper Lee Burge played a huge part in that with a clean sheet.
The 26-year-old joined the League One side on a free transfer from Coventry City in the summer and has taken the role of second-choice ‘keeper. He’s only conceded two goals in his three games for the club, which have all come in the Carabao Cup, and last night he proved he’s capable of challenging for a first-team spot.
The Englishman posted a picture of himself celebrating the victory on Twitter, as the Sunderland faithful flocked to congratulate him on the performance, with some even tipping him for the number one spot in future.
Going into the next round like 🔴⚪️ pic.twitter.com/rSq8vWDjfu
— Lee Burge (@LeeBurge01) 25 September 2019
You can see some of their reactions to the tweet below:
Outstanding again tonight fella 👏🏻👏🏻
Must be in contention for Saturday 👌🏼
— ® Gorman Stewart ©️ (@1879SAFC) 25 September 2019
Carnt be long till your first team number one
— true viking (@waynebsafc) 25 September 2019
Good game lee good handling all night well done mate
— Harry Tupling (@HarryTupling) 26 September 2019
Double save was a key point early on tonight, hell of a save too. 👏👏👏
— Jeffred (@jeffred3098) 25 September 2019
Fantastic tonight Lee 👍JR has a welcome goalkeeping selection headache for Saturday for sure.
— James Clark-Allan (@JamesClarkAlla1) 26 September 2019
Keep it up Lee, you had another great game tonight 🔴⚪️
— ⚽️ (@GoochyGang11) 25 September 2019
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