Sheffield Wednesday faced Sunderland in midweek in the EFL Cup first round clash at the Stadium of Light.
Manager Jos Luhukay’s side secured a 2-0 victory with goals coming from Marco Matias and Adam Reach on the night and we now face Wolverhampton Wanderers in the second round of the competition.
With a number of solid performances on the night that saw Barry Bannan and Reach himself being two that can be easily named for their performances, there were others, Liam Palmer, Frederick Nielsen and Alex Hunt being others to impress some in their own way.
One man’s individual showing left a fair bit to be desired but I find the criticisms a touch harsh myself if I’m being fair as there’s no way you can consider George Boyd to be a defensive player in my mind and that was the role he was given in the match.
I've seen more in matt Penney in the 15 mins he's been on than fox, Boyd or pudil at LWB . Play him. #swfc
— Barx (@Barx_SB) August 16, 2018
Sean Dyche is a magician! He convinced us to pay actual money for Dave Jones plus give Boyd a hefty Salary! Fair play #SWFC
— Dave (OvO) Dowling (@DoubleD1867) August 16, 2018
Boyd has had a Weston super…
— JM (@johnmcneil1983) August 16, 2018
Boyd looks like someone we’ve had to pull in from the over 35’s to make up the numbers
— Adam Forrest (@Fozzleberry) August 16, 2018
George Boyd embarrassing himself here #SWFC
— S9 Owl (@stevenowls) August 16, 2018
He’s definately fit pal, you have to be to chase shadows for 45 mins ????
— jon hill (@jonhill79) August 16, 2018
He doesn't want to run lol. He received the ball and has chance to turn and move on to space but always decides to give it straight to someone else like a hot potato lol
— Steven Boswell (@stevenboswell82) August 16, 2018
Poor poor signing. Worse than Abdi really. At least Abdi made everyone think it was gonna be good. Boyd screamed out last pay day and i dont think got anyone excited.
— Adam McNeill (@macs_swfc) August 16, 2018
Unfortunately, he is one of a number of players that we’re lumbered with until next summer due to disastrous recruitment decisions/advice. Absolutely scandalous the amount of money that has been wasted
— James (@james____s) August 16, 2018
I think it’s harsh, plenty will disagree but Boyd is not a player you give any kind of defensive responsibilities to and we seem to insist on it.