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Sunderland: Fans hammer Elliot Embleton after red card

Sunderland: Fans hammer Elliot Embleton after red card -Sunderland

Many Sunderland supporters were critical of Elliot Embleton following Saturday’s come-from-behind win at Gillingham, during which the midfielder was sent off.

Lee Johnson’s side trailed 1-0 before Aiden O’Brien equalised on the stroke of half-time and Tom Flanagan scored what proved to be the winner early in the second half, a result which ensured that the Black Cats remained just one point adrift of League One pace-setters Plymouth Argyle.

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Embleton received his marching orders midway through the second half for a poor challenge on Jack Tucker, leaving his team-mates to dig deep in order to secure all three points at the Priestfield Stadium.

Even aside from the red card, it was an afternoon to forget for the 22-year-old. As per SofaScore, he lost five of his seven duels (71%) against Gillingham and found a team-mate with only two of his eight crosses. He also gave the ball away 17 times during his 67 minutes on the pitch, the highest figure of anyone in a Sunderland shirt.

Did Embleton deserve to be sent off?





Sunderland fans slam Embleton

A number of Black Cats supporters took to Twitter to vent their frustration at Embleton on Saturday, with one describing the midfielder as “overrated”.

“Tin hat on but Embleton is very overrated, apart from his decent start this season he’s done absolutely nowt. Wouldn’t bat an eyelid if he left”

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“That was so poor by Embleton. We had complete control”

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“Pathetic tackle from Embleton.. red all the way for me. We would scream for it if it was the other way round”

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“Reckless challenge, didn’t need to make it, pure stupidity from Embleton, now missed 3 matches”

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“Stupid challenge by Embleton whether it was a red or not it was stupid, riddled with injuries already we can’t afford to lose another player”

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“Really poor from Embleton. Poor tackle and a needless one. A red probably the right call. Puts us under pressure when we should have been able to see this game out and look for a 3rd”

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“Embleton hasn’t touched the ball for about a month anyway”

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Embleton why? Stupid challenge.”

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In other news: One of Embleton’s team-mates also came under fire from some Sunderland fans yesterday

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