Johnson hopes Sunderland fans now seeing his best

Adam Johnson hopes Sunderland fans can now see his best form after proving the matchwinner against Manchester City.

Adam Johnson hopes Sunderland fans can now see his best form after proving the matchwinner against Manchester City.

Johnson turned arguably his best display yet in a red and white shirt following his £10million summer switch, combining his attacking duties with helping out at the back.

He said: "When you play for Sunderland, obviously there's a bit more onus on you to do a bit more defensive work. When you are at City, you have the ball a lot more and you can afford to play higher and not do as much defensive work.

"But I am bringing that back into my game from my Middlesbrough days. I have got to defend a lot more and I am definitely getting better and fitter at that.

"The main thing I want to do is attack and score goals, but I will never forget my defensive duties."

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