Last week, Gus Poyet was singing the praises of Adam Johnson following his hat-trick against Fulham and will no doubt be delighted with his winger again after his equaliser today against an out-of-sorts Southampton.
His super sub display against Manchester United in the Capital One cup came just days before his three goal haul in the Fulham game and he has now scored four goals in his last two games in the Premier League.
Gus Poyet must be absolutely delighted with Johnson's timing as Sunderland try and drag themselves away from the bottom of the table.
With Theo Walcott's knee injury, a place on the plane to Brazil has suddenly opened up and Johnson is looking to grab the spot with both hands.
Johnson hasn't featured in any of Roy Hodgson's squads since he took over as England coach in May 2012, struggling to find form in an underperforming Sunderland side.
He will be lifted that Hodgson is known for picking players playing regularly and on form though, giving recent international debuts to Adam Lallana and Jay Rodriguez following their blistering starts to the season with Southampton.
There are players ahead of Johnson in Hodgson's pecking order, but his recent displays will give him hope of a call up for March's friendly against Denmark.
On his day, Johnson is one of England's best wingers and can beat defenders with either pace or skill, going inside or out. The only thing which has let down him down in the past is his final ball. So often we have seen him drift past the full back with ease and get to the byline, only for him to over hit his cross or slice it into the crowd.
With only five months and four internationals before Hodgson picks his final 23-man squad for Brazil, Johnson must find consistency in his performances and make it impossible for him to be overlooked. If he keeps up this level of performance between now and May, he will do just that.
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