The Black Cats forward has struggled to get regular goals but grabbed the winner for the Stadium of Light outfit last night.
A number of Sunderland fans have taken to Twitter to comment on their side’s 3-2 EFL Trophy win over Grimsby Town and Will Grigg was especially praised for getting on the scoresheet.
The 28-year-old has divided opinion amongst the Stadium of Light fanbase due to his low goal return following his move back in January, though he does work hard for the team and many think he’ll come good and rediscover his goalscoring touch.
Indeed, Grigg scored the winner against the Mariners, heading home from close range in the 86th minute and capping off a goal salvo for both sides in the latter stages of the game.
Matt Green gave Grimsby the lead in the second half before Duncan Watmore responded for Sunderland and Marc McNulty then fired the hosts ahead and, although Elliott Whitehouse responded immediately for the the Mariners, Grigg wrapped up the victory for the Black Cats.
Quite a few Sunderland fans noted how the Northern Ireland ace scored such an important, confidence-boosting goal just hours after it was confirmed that Jack Ross had left the Stadium of Light.
Here is some of the social media reaction:
I was still firmly in the “Ross In Brigade”, but within hours of his departure from SAFC, Will Grigg scores and even Duncan Watmore manages to get a goal and avoid injury!— SunderLAD (@LadSunder) October 8, 2019
I’m now converted.
If we get a manager in who can get the best out of Grigg, we get promoted no problem #SAFC— CW17 (@chrissywright7) October 8, 2019
Will Grigg back on— LWOS Sunderland AFC (@LWOS_SAFC) October 8, 2019
What an absolute ball by Hume that is for Grigg’s goal mind— Bradley (@Bradley_Safc) October 8, 2019
Ross sacked grigg scores coincidence or not— Alan Southern (@Alan1961safc) October 9, 2019
Less negative vibes from me, very happy man with todays business on and off the pitch. Hoping watmore becomes a gem. Glad grigg is on the up #safc— Chris F (@Christianfors23) October 8, 2019
Once again spiffing absolutely superb!!!— George the 3rd (@Georgesparents) October 8, 2019
I KNEW IT WAS ROSS HOLDING HIM BACK, never doubted him— Lewis (@Lewis_h__) October 8, 2019
he will score goalllls, he will score’em all— x – Union viper (@Spina13Colada) October 8, 2019
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