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Sunderland: Fans rip into Tom Flanagan display vs Lincoln

Sunderland: Fans rip into Tom Flanagan display vs Lincoln -Sunderland News

Many Sunderland fans have been left slamming the display of Tom Flanagan in their 3-1 loss at home to Lincoln City in League One on Tuesday night.

It was a miserable night for the Black Cats, which was capped off by Lee Johnson getting himself sent off at the end of the game after a scuffle broke out between both teams.

Chris Maguire haunted his former side with a hat-trick at the Stadium of Light, as Flanagan and the rest of the backline simply did not defend well enough to keep him at bay.

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The SAFC captain was especially guilty of a lacklustre performance, losing out on six of his duels in total, while he was also guilty of giving the ball away on no fewer than on 18 separate occasions in the match, the joint-second most out of his teammates (SofaScore).

He could have especially defended better in the build-up to Maguire’s second goal, which he scored from the penalty spot after teammate Carl Winchester was sent off, which pretty much summed up how things went for the central defender.

Sunderland fans slam Flanagan

These Sunderland supporters slammed his display on Twitter, with one even going as far as to claim that he is a ‘liability’:

“Honestly unfair on LJ that, only defending Doyle, also Flanagan is a liability had a one off at the start of the season”

Credit: @safcleo_

“Worrying echoes of last season for #SAFC tonight. Lincoln. Passing awful. No creativity. Stupid errors. Flanagan, Gooch and Embleton all dreadful. Hume back in the team. Still, better to have points on the board than games in hand.”

Credit: @__Gazz___

“And now we all know why Flanagan, Hume and Gooch need to go in the summer”

Credit: @crazycorner01

“Sunderland only have themselves to blame tonight. Zero intensity & comical errors for each goal. Weak from Patterson, ridiculous from Flanagan & Winchester, not to mention Gooch chasing the ball & leaving Maguire. That was a very weak Lincoln side as well. Poor.”

Credit: @MattyCrichton

“Don’t even get me started on Flanagan for the penalty, literally swung and missed the ball”

Credit: @PDavy1

“Flanagan’s a walking time bomb.”

Credit: @Boshanko

In other news, find out why Kevin Phillips thought Sunderland were robbed against Wycombe here!


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