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Middlesbrough: Fans blast George Saville after defeat at Cardiff

Middlesbrough: Fans blast George Saville after defeat at Cardiff

Middlesbrough fell to their third Championship defeat of the season on Saturday, going down 1-0 at Cardiff after Ashley Fletcher’s second-minute own goal ultimately decided the contest. [via BBC]

Jonathan Woodgate’s team are now 15th in the Championship table with only nine points from their first eight matches and have scored just eight goals in the league so far, three of which came on the opening day.

Among the players to come under scrutiny from reporters and fans afterwards was George Saville, who was given a lowly rating of five by Joe Nicholson of the Hartlepool Mail, with the added assessment that it was “another game where he found it difficult to make an impact”.

The 26-year-old midfielder recorded two shots at Cardiff City Stadium but both were off target, while he misplaced 10 of his 32 passes in the defeat in the Welsh capital, and he has failed to contribute to a goal in six appearances so far this season.

These Middlesbrough fans on Twitter registered their displeasure with Saville’s performance afterwards:

What did you think of Saville’s display against Cardiff? Is his form a cause for concern? Have your say by commenting below!

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