A number of Stoke City supporters have piled praise on midfielder Romaine Sawyers following his performance in the Potters’ 2-1 defeat against Brentford in the Last 16 of the League Cup.
The Potters went into the game aiming to cause a mini upset and make it into the last eight of the Carabao Cup.
That though was always going to be a tough task against a Brentford side who have been performing well since they earned promotion to the Premier League last term.
Michael O’Neill’s side were undone by Brentford in a difficult opening 45 minutes where they did not perform as strongly as they needed to keep themselves on level terms with the Bees.
However, after going in at half time 2-0 down, Stoke were much-improved after the re-start and Sawyers’ performance in the middle of the park was a crucial reason why they were able to drag themselves back into the contest.
The West Brom loanee produced an excellent finish to bring Stoke back to within one goal of Brentford in the 57th minute of the game.
While he was also strong in possession all night with him making three key passes and also completing one successful dribble.
It was a performance that saw Sawyers stand out against his former club and Premier League opposition. That suggests that he could start to emerge as an even more crucial player in the league for the Potters in the coming weeks.
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Many Stoke fans were highly impressed by Sawyers’ display against Brentford with many of them singling him out as the Potters’ best performer on the night.
Here, we take a look at some of the best reactions on social media…
Yes. He seems to see passes that others don’t and isn’t afraid to hit them. Just need to find a way to fit him into the system
— Neil (@nginnis) October 27, 2021
2 seasons ago he was the best midfielder in the championship for me. I really rate the guy but think we play him far too deep.
— Anthony (@shotinthedark19) October 27, 2021
Class act but we need a DM badly only Thompson has a clue how to play there and its a big position especially away from home .
— John Farrar (@Johnnyfstoke) October 27, 2021
He's quality, mate. Different level. I think if we could make Thomson and Sawyers work…wowzers.
— Mark Brayford (@Brayf101) October 27, 2021
Sawyers absolutely superb today. Him Thompson and Vrancic worked really well
— Dan (@DannyPenfold) October 27, 2021
Agree, think he gets some undeserved stick. He's a great player
— Karl Podmore (@poddy_8) October 27, 2021
This👇 Needs to play higher up the pitch as well https://t.co/UBhpQJxoM4
— Ben (@ben_unwin12) October 27, 2021