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Sunderland ‘morph into peak Barcelona’ with stunning team goal wowing fans

Sunderland "morphed into peak Barcelona" with a stunning team goal against Reading that wowed fans.

Tony Mowbray's side claimed their second win since his appointment last month to move into the Championship play-off places, beating the Royals 3-0 at the Select Car Leasing Stadium on Wednesday night. However, it was the Black Cats' third goal which has caught the eye after they went from a goal kick to scoring in eight passes with a flowing team move.

The move included several incisive passes and clever flicks before Dan Neil crossed for Jack Clarke, who beat his man before slotting the ball into the far corner.

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Fans have since taken to social media to share their amazement at the goal, with one tweeting: “Some goal that, these young lads are mustard.”

Another added: “So insanely busy right now but in the best and most exciting possible way. Sunderland morphing into peak Barcelona tonight helping the energy levels, like.” A third also wrote: “What a goal from keeper to goal. No Reading player got near it! Pure class football.”

One more supporter tweeted: “This might be up there as one of the best goals we’ve ever scored. Incredible football.” Meanwhile, another commented: “This is absolutely magnificent. A stunning goal.”

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Sunderland have now won two of their three matches since Mowbray replaced Alex Neil following his move to Stoke City last month, with both wins coming by a 3-0 scoreline.

The form of Clarke has also been impressive this season after he made his loan move from Tottenham Hotspur permanent in the summer.

His goal on Wednesday was his fourth for Sunderland in 29 appearances and he now has six goal contributions in nine matches so far this campaign.

Still just 21, Clarke struggled at Spurs, making just four first team appearances in three years after joining the club from Leeds United for just under £10million at the age of 18.

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