England are through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup – and two former Sunderland men played a key part in their 3-0 win over Senegal.
Jordan Henderson and Jordan Pickford were both named in Gareth Southgate’s starting XI, before Henderson netted the game’s opening goal in the 38th minute.
Here’s how Sunderland fans reacted to Henderson’s goal:
On Facebook Adam Noble said: “One of our great talents showing the rest of the world that Sunderland make some of the best players in the world. The lad gets stick but he’s been a strong character at Liverpool and a even bigger one with England”
Valerie Metcalf added: “Both Mackems had great games tonight. I am so proud. What with Jill Scott as queen of the jungle, 2022 looks as if it will end well.”
William Atkinson commented: “Well done, Jordan! Now let’s finish the job this time!”
Duncan White replied: “Such a strong, calming influence for the England midfield.”
Alan Easby asked: “Controls the game for England. Can we have him back?”
On Twitter @ekbthered responded: “Shear class and not to forgetting Pickford’s save”
@andy_mcgill tweeted: “Great weekend for Sunderland! Josh Kelly, Jordan Henderson scoring for England”
@redwhite_red added: “England’s first half success was founded on Pickford and Henderson. Made in Sunderland.”
@Boysy80 said: “Pickford and Henderson carrying England.”
@MrB_ctfc commented: “Made in Sunderland!!! The two Jordans! Pickford saves at one end and Henderson scores at the other!”
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