Sunderlandâ€™s number one has been in fine form this season and Gardner was quick to praise his contributions after the game.
â€śSimon will probably never do that again and I think heâ€™s the best keeper in the league at the minute,â€ť said the midfielder, who appeared as a first-half substitute, to safc.com.
â€śHeâ€™s been top class day in, day out in training â€“ his attitude and the saves he makes are unbelievable.â€ť
Gardner added: â€śLook at all the saves heâ€™s made this season. He doesnâ€™t need me or the manager to stand here and say heâ€™s brilliant.
â€śHeâ€™s the best keeper in the league, honestly. This wonâ€™t faze him. Heâ€™ll be back in the next game.â€ť