Sunderland fans react on Twitter to Alim Ozturk display against Accrington Stanley in Carabao Cup

Alim Ozturk during the first SAFC training session of the season on July 2, 2019 at The Academy of Light in Sunderland, England.

The Black Cats defender put in a good display for Jack Ross's side as the Stadium of Light club progressed in the competition.

Alim Ozturk during the first SAFC training session of the season on July 2, 2019 at The Academy of Light in Sunderland, England.

A number of Sunderland fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Alim Ozturk's display for the Stadium of Light side in the Carabao Cup first-round 3-1 win at Accrington Stanley.

The 26-year-old delivered a commanding performance on his return to the Black Cats' starting XI, nearly opening the scoring from a corner and weighing in with some crucial interceptions.

Jack Ross's charges opened the scoring on 17 minutes at the Crown Ground when Marc McNulty fired into the far corner of the hosts' net for his first goal since signing on loan from Reading in the summer.

 

Although Colby Bishop sent Lee Burge the wrong way from the penalty spot just after the hour, Aiden McGeady and Charlie Wyke struck two fine late goals to put Sunderland into the second round.

Here is what some of the Black Cats faithful made of the 6ft 3in defender's display on social media during and after the game:

Up next for Sunderland in the competition is a trip to Burnley's Turf Moor in the week commencing 26 August, while the Black Cats' next game is Portsmouth at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.

Oliver Hawkins of Portsmouth and Alim Ozturk of Sunderland battle for the ball during the Sky Bet League One Play-Off Second Leg match between Portsmouth and Sunderland at Fratton Park on...

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