Sunderland put in a superb team performance against Chelsea on Saturday evening, taking a well deserved point against the runaway Premier League leaders.
The way Chelsea have been playing many would have expected them to claim another three points at the Stadium of Light but instead the Black Cats were resolute and made their manager Gus Poyet proud.
One player who came in for considerable praise was Santiago Vergini, who could even have won the match for the hosts only to see his effort hit the bar. He was fantastic throughout and played a huge part in a great result.
The Sunderland defender's passing accuracy of 81 per cent was impressive given the opponents he was facing while he also went on four dribbles, won four tackles and won 10 ground duels.
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It was a showing that prompted considerable praise on social media and after the match we took to Twitter to see what Sunderland fans made of the Argentine's performance.
Below you can read a selection of what we found:
Absolutely brilliant point, Vergini deserves nothing less than the Ballon d'Or— Eve (@sayerseve) November 29, 2014
@juliesund A world class Chelsea team didn't really hurt us.Vergini a great watch,Connor a handful, centre backs wonderful ,crowd impressive— Michael Oliver (@sunderlandsmile) November 29, 2014
Really enjoyed that. Every player superb but Cattermole, Vergini, O'Shea and Larsson were exceptional #safc— Philip Marsden (@Parsden) November 29, 2014
Fantastic result for the lads all round team effort Catts Outstanding Vergini done a great job on Hazard— Mark Rutherford (@mlsc1973) November 29, 2014
Vergini man-of-the-match. Shaded it from Cattermole and Wickham. #SAFC— Michael Todd (@todders123) November 29, 2014