A number of Sheffield Wednesday supporters have been bemoaning the performance of defender Julian Borner following the Owls’ latest damaging defeat away at Middlesbrough.
Darren Moore’s side knew heading into the game they would be relegated if they lost and Derby County won their game against Birmingham City. At one stage that was on the cards, but the Owls were handed a brief stay of execution because the Rams also lost despite being 1-0 up at the break. However, the 3-1 loss at the Riverside all but ends their time in the Championship really.
Borner endured a torrid afternoon against Middlesbrough and he was guilty of making far too many costly mistakes, especially for the opening two goals scored by Boro. Those kinds of errors have compounded his campaign at times and have been part of the reason why the Owls are in the position they are in at the moment.
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The defender could make just one tackle and also gave the ball away 18 times throughout the 82 minutes he was on the field (Sofascore). It was a display that showed why Sheffield Wednesday have struggled at the back at times throughout the season. Whilst it is not all on Borner there were a couple of key errors here that stood out, unfortunately.
Many Sheffield Wednesday fans were frustrated with the key errors that he made in the costly defeat at Middlesbrough.
Here then, we take a look at some of the reactions on social media…
As much as I love him, that's awful from Borner 😔 #swfc
— Rob Harris (@rharris_22) April 24, 2021
Well done Borner, at least he might be half decent in League 1! #swfc
— M (@mattyn1991) April 24, 2021
Lees and Borner are defensive liabilities #swfc
— Mike Andrews (@mja_owl) April 24, 2021
So thats an error that almost led to a goal from lees to then an error that did lead to a goal from borner.😂 said this all season but they are up their with the worst CB partnership I've seen at Hillsborough. #swfc
— Matty yelnats (@MatthewStanle19) April 24, 2021
Borner is going to lose this game single handedly #swfc
— Alex Bonnington (@BonningtonAlex) April 24, 2021
That is so bad from Julian borner
— Louis (@Louis472043502) April 24, 2021
Borner might as well put a Middlesbrough shirt on today. #SWFC
— Ben Savage (@bensaavage) April 24, 2021
Two Borner errors, two goals 🙄 #swfc
— Mike Thrussell Jnr (@MWThrussell) April 24, 2021