Some Sheffield Wednesday supporters were critical of Barry Bannan’s performance against Rotherham United despite their 2-0 win on Saturday.
The Owls faced a tough trip to last season’s fellow relegated side and Yorkshire outfit, looking to continue their impressive start to the season.
While Darren Moore’s side may not have been at their best, they still managed to come away with an impressive 2-0 victory, taking them to the top of League One in the process.
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Florian Kamberi and Lee Gregory scored the goals for the Owls, while Bailey Peacock-Farrell saved a penalty, meaning they now have 10 points from their opening four games, not conceding once in that time.
Bannan is one of the highest earners at Hillsborough on £27,000 per week, but he wasn’t at his best for much of Saturday’s game. He lost possession 12 times against the Millers and completed just 12 passes all afternoon, being beaten in two of his four duels (Sofascore).
Sheff Wed fans disappointed with Bannan display
These Owls fans took to Twitter to criticise the midfielder’s performance on what was a rare off-day for him.
“Bannan anonymous. Team not firing“
“Getting overrun in midfield. Bannan & Luongo anonymous so far“
“Bannan been poor today“
“Bannan is fantastic but we’d be better having tango on set pieces“
“Also encouraging because not everyone seemed on their game today. Bannan, so brilliant in the first three matches, was effectively taken out of the game by Lindsay. I expect to see other teams do that more to us. Set piece deliveries were unsharp today too“
“Wednesday’s midfield has been non existent so far. Need to get Bannan into the game. The good news is the defence has held firm. 23 gone. 0-0“
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