Sunderland fans react to Pantilimon's performance on Twitter

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We compile the best reaction from Sunderland fans to Costel Pantilimon's performance against Leicester City.

Costel Pantilimon has continued to impress after being brought into the Sunderland line-up, helping his side to a 0-0 draw against Leicester City. 

The Romanian stopper was in fine form yesterday as he thwarted Leicester's attack on numerous occasions and preserved a point for his side in what was a crucial match. 

Pantilimon was signed from Manchester City this summer and he has had to bide his time to be handed a chance.

After a series of mistakes from usual first choice Vito Mannone, though, the towering custodian was selected and he has seized his opportunity with both hands. 

Mannone won the club's player of the season award last campaign, but he faces a big fight to win his place back in the team and looks set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines unless Pantilimon's form goes rapidly down-hill. 

The Black Cats are unbeaten in Premier League action with the 27-year-old in net and have taken five points from their last three games. 

It is a run of form which has pushed them away from the bottom three and Poyet's men will be hoping to continue to put space between them and the drop-zone. 

They do have a tough set of fixtures coming up, but optimism is growing at the Stadium of Light and Pantilimon has played a major part in this.

Here is the best reaction from Sunderland fans on Twitter to the goalkeeper's most recent excellent performance. 

 

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