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‘One of the worst performances’, ‘Great tonight’ – Many Sunderland fans debate 25 y/o’s display v Shrewsbury

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Sunderland were held to a 1-1 draw by 10-man Shrewsbury Town last night and the performance of Lynden Gooch at right-back has proven a talking point among fans of the North East club. 

The Black Cats will have been hoping that the 1-0 win against Ipswich Town at Portman Road on Saturday could be a turning point for them but they threw away a one-goal lead against relegation candidates Shrewsbury yesterday.

Alex Pritchard’s curling strike gave Lee Johnson’s side an early lead but despite David Davis seeing red in first-half stoppage time, the visitors were unable to secure all three points due to Daniel Udoh’s 64th-minute equaliser.

With Luke O’Nien filling in at left-back, Carl Winchester in midfield, and a string of injuries, Gooch started at right-back against the Shrews – a position he’s not played too often in the past.

A winger by trade, the 25-year-old got up and down the right flank well during his 74 minutes on the pitch – crossing six times, creating one big chance, and taking two shots himself (Sofascore).

However, he also lost possession 15 times and won just two of his six ground duels.

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Gooch’s performance has proven a talking point among Sunderland fans on Twitter, with some frustrated and others impressed.

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