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‘Shouldn’t even be starting’ – Many Stoke fans react to performance of one man in Norwich loss

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A number of Stoke City supporters have been bemoaning the performance of midfielder Joe Allen following the Potters’ 4-1 defeat at Norwich City on Saturday.

It was another frustrating game for the Potters, who were guilty of making far too many mistakes at the back and being uncharacteristically easy to break down at times. The defeat means that Michael O’Neill’s side have now gone eight matches in the Championship without a win as they have fallen away from the play-off places.

It was a difficult afternoon for Allen, in particular, with the experienced midfielder not able to help the Potters get a foothold in the game in the middle of the park. The Wales international was guilty of giving the ball away too often and was also not able to provide enough protection to the back four during his 83 minutes on the field.

The 30-year-old was only making his seventh league start of the campaign, and he gave the ball away 11 times and gave away the penalty for what turned out to be Norwich’s fourth goal of the game late on (Sofascore). That shows that Allen was not able to deliver the sort of performance that was required for the Potters to get anything form the game.

Many Stoke fans were left frustrated by Allen’s performance with some suggesting that the 30-year-old has been lacking in quality since returning to the side from injury.

Here then, we take a look at some of the best reactions on social media…


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Article title: ‘Shouldn’t even be starting’ – Many Stoke fans react to performance of one man in Norwich loss

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