Many Sunderland fans were particularly disappointed with the ‘nightmare’ performance of goalkeeper Lee Burge during their 2-1 defeat on Saturday.
The Black Cats’ hopes of automatic promotion to the Championship from League One were dealt a blow this weekend as they were defeated by Charlton Athletic. Although they have a game in hand on second-placed Peterborough United, they are five points adrift (BBC), so their fate is no longer in their own hands.
As they succumbed to the Addicks, shot-stopper Burge was far from at his best. He was partly to blame for the opener – an own goal from Sunderland’s Josh Scowen – and the 6.4 SofaScore rating he received was the joint-worst of any of the 22 players to start the match. Lee Johnson will need the 28-year-old to bounce back quickly as the important clashes keep on coming.
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Given the magnitude of the match, these Sunderland fans were angry with the goalkeeper’s display, and they took to social media platform Twitter to share their thoughts.
Let’s see what these fans had to say about the performance of Burge
“A few facts that some can’t accept: 1.Burge is shocking 2. need Wright back 3. Wyke relies on good balls and poor defending 4.we play bad when Geads plays bad 5. Haven’t played well since Pompey away 6. Leadbitter should play in a midfield 3 7. We aren’t getting autos”
“Pathetic to a man today like, been beat all over the park. Team selection didn’t help and two Burge errors cost us massively”
“Burge was dreadful, at fault for first could have done better for second. Manager 2 out of ten McFadzean why ????”
“Shouldn’t be starting Gooch. Jones has to start for me. Burge had a nightmare”
“Poor team selection. Scowen not fit for purpose, Gooch???,Burge not good enough and others now been found out. Still hoping for automatic promotion which will bring massive changes.”
“Burge should have saved that all day long, once this season is over its paramount we get a new goalkeeper”
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