O'Neill delighted seeing Noble on Sunderland scoresheet

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill was delighted seeing Ryan Noble net on the weekend against Groningen.

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill was delighted seeing Ryan Noble net on the weekend against Groningen.

He spent a successful loan spell at Hartlepool last year and looked set for another move away from Wearside – but his stunning winning goal and positive impact after coming on as a substitute will have given O’Neill some food for thought.

The Sunderland boss said: “Ryan was very, very positive. I thought it was a fantastic goal and it was deserved. I thought he made a fantastic impact in the 15 minutes he was on. He tried to get hold of it – he didn’t give it away and played a superb little ball through for the goal and then his goal was absolutely fantastic. Delighted with that.”

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