Sheffield Wednesday were beaten comfortably by Huddersfield Town last night and many fans were left frustrated by how late Tony Pulis left it before introducing Izzy Brown.
First-half goals from Josh Koroma and Isaac Mbenza gave the Terriers a win over their Yorkshire rivals but in truth, the Owls barely laid a glove on Carlos Corberan’s men.
Despite chasing the game for almost 80 minutes, Wednesday managed just two shots on target at the John Smith’s Stadium last night – finishing the game with an xG of just 0.21.
The Owls looked toothless for much of the game but Pulis waited until the 85th minute to bring on Brown, the Chelsea loanee that provided seven assists in just 25 Championship games for relegation-battling Luton Town last term.
The 23-year-old was a regular fixture in the starting XI at the start of the season but an injury kept him out for the majority of October and he has seen his playtime greatly reduced since Pulis took charge in the November international break.
Which club did Sheffield Wednesday sign each of these 25 players from?
Wednesday remain bottom of the Championship and their new boss has now gone six games without a win.
It seems the Hillsborough faithful are beginning to get frustrated at his decision-making, particularly his unwillingness to use Brown.
Many fans took to Twitter to vent their frustration after the game…
What's Brown done wrong to not get a start, best midfielder at the club by a mile 🤔
— The Gambling Fisherman (@TheGamFisherman) December 9, 2020
And brings on Brown with 4 minutes to play. Unbelievable
— BiffBosh (@BiffBosh) December 8, 2020
85 minutes too late https://t.co/4oi4o6yArP
— Callum🦉 (@swfc_callum) December 8, 2020
Far too late, in my opinion
— Devon Cash (@devoncashmedia) December 8, 2020
Never ever have I hated this club so much. Joke of a club, joke of a chairman and a joke of a manager.
Given up completely.
— Ben Savage (@bensaavage) December 8, 2020
Brown may as well look for another club in january. If he cannot get a game with this shower. Get bannan out of the side.
— Dean hubery (@hubery_dean) December 8, 2020
Izzy Brown not getting a look in is beyond baffling #swfc
— Pat (@Pat_Stothard) December 8, 2020
What's Izzy Brown done to Pulis? 👀 #swfc
— Nathan Sensicall (@Jasper_s91) December 8, 2020
Deli and Brown must wonder what they need to do!! #swfc
— Andrew Brooke (@TheBrooke00) December 8, 2020