U.S. men's national team winger DeAndre Yedlin made his Sunderland debut Tuesday, and even though the Black Cats were bounced from the League Cup by Manchester City in emphatic fashion, Yedlin earned a consolation prize.
Playing for the first time since securing his season-long loan from Tottenham, Yedlin started and assisted on a late goal in a 4-1 loss to the Premier League leader at the Stadium of Light.
Manchester City took an early lead, with Sergio Aguero scoring on a ninth-minute penalty. New signings Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling sandwiched a Vito Mannone own goal to put City up 4-0 after 36 minutes and all but secure passage to the fourth round, but Yedlin helped Sunderland save a little face in the 83rd minute.
Getting forward on his preferred right side, Yedlin served a pinpoint cross to Ola Toivonen, who headed home from close range to get Sunderland on the board. Watch the play below:
Yedlin will hope that his 90-minute showing was enough to convince manager Dick Advocaat to write his name in the lineup card again on Saturday against another Premier League power, Manchester United.