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Sunderland hammered Cheltenham Town 5-0 in League One on Tuesday night, with former Leeds United talent Niall Huggins earning huge praise.

The Black Cats sit top of the League One table and looked very hard to stop last night.

Bailey Wright put Sunderland in front before Ross Stewart continues his fine form with a brace.

Luke O’Nien and Leon Dajaku added second half goals to secure a thumping 5-0 win, with Lee Johnson’s men favourites for the League One title.

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Huggins shines for Sunderland

Dennis Cirkin picked up a concussion against Bolton Wanderers, meaning the Irish left back wasn’t available for Sunderland last night.

In came fellow recent signing Niall Huggins, who joined Sunderland from Leeds United last month.

Despite initial talk of a loan move, Huggins joined Sunderland permanently despite actually appearing in the Premier League for Leeds earlier this year.

Huggins impressed for Sunderland last night, and the 20-year-old will be hoping to nail down that spot with Cirkin out.

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Sunderland fans excited

Sunderland fans have been taking to Twitter to rave about Huggins, branding him ‘class’ and ‘unreal’.

Others felt the youngster was ‘immense’ last night and looks ‘absolutely fantastic’.

Sunderland supporters seemingly think that Huggins has a huge future ahead of him, and will be delighted that Leeds chose to sell.

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