Some Sunderland fans were left slamming the display of Elliot Embleton despite their 3-0 away win over AFC Wimbledon yesterday afternoon.
Although there were some very good performances for the Stadium of Light faithful on the day, especially hat-trick hero Charlie Wyke, the performance of Embleton was one that flattered to deceive some Black Cats.
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The 21-year-old lost out on three of his duels and also failed to record a single shot on target, dribble, cross or accurate long ball in the game (Sofascore).
He also lost possession of the ball no fewer than eight times in the match, and given that he only had a mere 35 touches of the ball in total (Sofascore), he lost roughly every 4.3 touches on average.
Sunderland fan reaction to Embleton display
These SAFC supporters slammed his performance on Twitter, with one fan even going as far to say that he was ‘poor’:
“Embleton isn’t good enough. Another performance where he’s showed nothing”
“Diamond should be starting, changed the game for us today, lovely finish for Wykes hat trick, thought McGeady and Embleton were poor but thought Willis had a great game, good 3-0 win to start the weekend #safc #HawayTheLads”
“What we did learn is Embleton, Scowen and O’Brien are simply not good enough. Defence did ok but McFadzean still possible weak link. Passing in midfield for most of the game was poor and careless. Although Wyke got his goals we still need a striker with pace alongside him.”
“Elliot Embleton was awful there #SAFC”
“We’re carrying too many players. Embleton and McGeady are offering nothing”
“We are too slow in the final third, Scowen, Grant and Embleton are painfully one-paced”
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