After a couple of years in the wilderness, it seems as though Saido Berahino is on the way back, one way or another.
After two barren seasons of under-achieving at Stoke, he’s finally found his scoring boots, hitting three so far in all competitions, including his first league goal for over 900 days at the weekend.
Last night he was back amongst the scorers, once again sparking a Stoke City revival that turned a 3-0 deficit against Nottingham Forest into a narrow 3-2 defeat. Once again, he could have snatched a last-gasp equaliser, only to miss the chance.
His manager had a little moan after the game, but his overall performance has brought Stoke City fans to social media to praise his goal and his arrival back in the first team picture.
This selection of Stoke City fans are certainly on the striker’s side, lamenting Gary Rowett’s decision to complain about the miss and calling for him to play at the weekend against Rotherham United.
Here are a selection of the best tweets about the former West Brom striker doing the rounds this morning.
– Our defence is very, very poor.
– First half performance was absolutely awful.
— Phil Barker (@philbarker2410) September 26, 2018
Forgive me I havent seen the game, but didnt Berahino score earlier in the game? Bit harsh moaning at a players who has already scored and got you back in the game.
— Matthew Jackson (@Mattjackson_88) September 26, 2018
So we only start playing when we’re 3-0 down these days. Defensively not good enough but a few promising performances out there tonight. Adam, Ince, Afobe, Berahino & Bojan dominated second half!
— Sunny Badwal (@sunnybadwal1) September 26, 2018
We have to play 2 up top in my book – we look good going forward but generally only when we play 2 up top. Afobe and berahino to start and not with one of them on the left wing
— Greenhoff1972 (@greenhoff1972) September 26, 2018
Bojan, Berahino and Afobe must start Saturday. Yet again stupid schoolboy mistakes at the back have cost us.
— Ross Harris (@RosssHarris) September 26, 2018
Berahino, afobe and bojan played great. So they won't be starting on Saturday ???? @stokecity
— Stephen Pugh???? (@SCFC_Pughy31) September 26, 2018
Berahino could be a brand new signing now he's found he's scoring boots
— jack (@jackISallman) September 26, 2018
You know what's frustrating, BOTH of our strikers are scoring. But the defence are giving them no chance
Berahino and Bojan were unbelievable. But clueless Rowett will drop them at the weekend you watch.
— Stace (@stokie_stace) September 26, 2018