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Fans react on Twitter to Poyet's impact at Sunderland: 'What he has done is nothing short of a miracle'

Sunderland may have lost to Manchester City in the final of the Capital One Cup, but they have a lot of admirers judging by the response to their defeat.

For a time it looked like a Hollywood ending was on the cards.  Sunderland strode proudly in at half-time at Wembley a goal to the good, courtesy of an impressive Fabio Borini.

The on-loan striker had given the Black Cats a 10th-minute lead with a fine strike, and Gus Poyet's men were deserving of that lead.  And then came the wonder-strikes, with first Yaya Toure and then Samir Nasri turning the match on its head in little over a minute.

Jesus Navas went on to finish the match as a contest with a late third, but Sunderland and their fans can, and no doubt will, take great pride in the performance of a side still fighting for their Premier League future.  Today though, it was all about potential fairy tales.

It was not to be, but it appears Sunderland have collected a considerable amount of admirers since Poyet took charge.

When we took to Twitter after the match, it was not just fans of the Black Cats who were praising them.  It appeared people up and down the country wanted to get involved in the love-in.  

City may have had 62% possession and twice as many shots on target as their opponents, but the efforts of those opponents were what prompted a tweet or 10.

We have gathered a selection of them below...but there were a lot more.  In short, it appears Poyet has transformed the club not just on the pitch, but also in terms of a neutral's perspective.

See what the fans thought below:

image: © Ronnie Macdonald

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