Sunderland fans react on Twitter to Younes Kaboul's performance

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Younes Kaboul was outstanding as Sunderland clinched survival.

Younes Kaboul put in a dominant performance as Sunderland beat Everton to seal their Premier League survival for another year.

He helped the Black Cats keep a clean sheet in a 3-0 win and was immense alongside defensive partner and goalscorer Lamine Kone.

The Frenchman signed from Tottenham Hotspur last summer where he barely played over the previous two seasons, due to a comination of injury and falling down the pecking order.

When he made his Sunderland debut back in August he performed poorly, and looked like a player feeling the effects of injuries, lacking sharpness, and confidence.

As Sunderland struggled, his individual errors were harshly scrutinised by pundits and it was looking like Tottenham had made a steal in taking £3 million for the defender.

Since Sam Allardyce's appointment he has begun to steadily improve, and with Kone signed mid-season, the pair have struck up an impressive partnership which is physically imposing and now believes in themselves, especially in Kaboul's case, helped by the defensive shields of Yann M'Vila and Jan Kirchhoff in midfield.

Kaboul was emotional on the pitch after the game, having completed an outstanding turnaround on a personal level as well as collectively.

He kept Romelu Lukaku quiet last night, making 11 clearances and winning three tackles, also making six interceptions.

  Passing AccuracyInterception WonEffective ClearanceDuel WonWon TackleAerial WonBall RecoveryDispossessedMins Played
Younes Kaboul 75% 6 11 10 3 3 9 0 90

Here is a look at how fans reacted to his performance...

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