The Black Cats summer signing impressed for the Stadium of Light side as Jack Ross' charges took a Premier League scalp en route to round three.
The Black Cats came from behind at Turf Moor to seal a place in the third round of the competition and take a Premier League scalp along the way thanks to goals from Will Grigg, Tom Flanagan and Dobson.
Jay Rodriguez put the Clarets ahead on 11 minutes by slotting in from the edge of the box after Matej Vydra's run and pass, but Grigg's neat finish in the 35th minute levelled the scores come half time.
Shortly after the interval, Sunderland got their noses in front when Flanagan headed home and George Dobson side-footed a third on 50 minutes, building a two-goal lead that was not to be relinquished come full time.
Dobson's first goal for the Stadium of Light side since joining in the summer from Walsall was just reward for his energetic display on the night in Lancashire and several Black Cats fans took to social media to praise the 21-year-old.
Dobson, Dobbo, the Dobmeister General— Phil Morris SAFC (@labour2702) 28 August 2019
Think we’ve unearthed a gem in George Dobson— ® Gorman Stewart ©️ (@1879SAFC) 28 August 2019
Grafted all game , cracking display all round
O’Nien ,Gooch and Dobson outstanding tonight , fantastic energy and intensity never gave Burnley an inch of space #SAFC— Josh Bunting (@Buntingfootball) 28 August 2019
Tonight, we got an answer to the question: ‘What does ‘having our club back’ mean?’ It means players like Dobson and O’Nien, celebrating wildly, and clearly bloody proud to play for Sunderland. That’s what ‘having our club back’ means. #SAFC ⚪️— Philip West (@Philip_RJ89) 28 August 2019
I think Dobson should come in for Power, keep Ozturk and Willis the same— Philip Smith (@PhilipSAFC1) 28 August 2019
Dobson’s goal was class, lovely side foot finish from the edge of the area #Safc— Hendo1980 (@Hendo1980) 29 August 2019
Up next for Sunderland is their League One trip to Peterborough United, while in the next of the Carabao Cup they face Premier League Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.
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