Many Sunderland fans have been left to slam the display of Lynden Gooch in their 1-0 home loss to Blackpool in the EFL League One on Tuesday evening.
A goal for Sullay Kaikai in the second half was enough for the Tangerines to take all three points away from the Stadium of Light and officially kill off any hopes that the Black Cats may have had for automatic promotion back up to the Championship.
Should Sunderland start Gooch?
Gooch did not have the best of games for Lee Johnson’s team in the eyes of several SAFC supporters, and the statistics from his display show they are right to be disgruntled.
The midfielder lost out on seven of his duels, as he also failed to record a single shot on target, key pass or accurate long ball, losing possession on no fewer than on 22 separate occasions, the most out of any player to have set foot on the pitch (Sofascore).
Sunderland fans on Gooch display
These Sunderland fans slammed his performance on Twitter, with one even going as far as to claim that the 25-year-old is an ‘absolutely clueless’ player:
“Lynden Gooch? Really? He’s absolutely clueless as a footballer”
“Gooch’s overall play last night was poor”
“Gooch to blame for goal on his heels as ever.”
“Gooch could never kick a ball again for me and I wouldn’t lose sleep. He’s been poor all season bar a few games. A shadow of the player we saw in his first season in this league.”
“Think Burge has dribbled past more people than Gooch tonight”
“I struggle to see what O’Brien, Gooch or Scowen do to constantly get a start in this team. #SAFC”
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