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Sunderland: Fans laud Lee Burge

Sunderland: Fans laud Lee Burge -Sunderland News

Sunderland fans were delighted with the performance of Lee Burge during their League Cup round of 16 tie with Queen’s Park Rangers.

The Black Cats travelled to Loftus Road on Tuesday evening in the Cup already as the lowest-ranked team left in the competition. The clash in London ended as a 0-0 draw after 90 minutes, and the north-east outfit progressed to the quarter-finals after prevailing 3-1 in the penalty shoot-out.

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Burge was selected by Lee Johnson ahead of usual first choice Ron-Thorben Hoffmann, and the back-up choice put in a strong performance. He made three saves (via SofaScore) and was a rock between the sticks for his side, which is quite the turnaround given the criticism he has previously suffered from the supporters.

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After the final whistle, the supporters were quick to praise Burge for helping them progress. They took to social media platform Twitter to share their thoughts on his impressive showing.

Let’s see what the fans had to say about Burge below

“Get in boys ¼ finals here we come Burge outstanding tonight. Great battling team performance.”

Credit: @johne113

“Really enjoyed that game. Held out own against QPR. Well played to Lee Burge. His best performance in a Sunderland shirt. Hope we are rewarded with a home draw.”

Credit: @Tony_young78

“Burge’s best game for us (even before penalties). It seems we sign Germans made of Weetabix. Especially made up for the 2,800 down there tonight. They deserve it.”

Credit: @kingsway79

“A big shout out to Lee Burge tonight. He was confident & got every decision to come for the ball right & made some top saves & justified his managers decision to play him. That should do wonders for his confidence”

Credit: @Hag_SAFC

“A very good all-round performance this evening and delighted we beat higher league opposition in QPR to make it through to the Quarter Finals. Lee Burge’s best game in a Sunderland shirt…?”

Credit: @haymansafc

“Brilliant save from Lee Burge. What a game he had”

Credit: @LimbsSunderland

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