Sheffield Wednesday suffered a 2-1 defeat to Cardiff City on Sunday and Dominic Iorfa was one of many players criticised for his performance. The 24-year-old gave away a needless foul on Junior Hoilett and was out of position as Cardiff took the resulting free-kick quickly and scored in the fifth minute.
For City’s second goal, Iorfa completely lost his marker as Lee Tomlin fired a low cross into the box for Hoilett to score. Wednesday found themselves 2-0 down just seven minutes into the game and supporters made their feelings clear on social media.
I wish Palmer a speedy recovery but I hope he doesn’t play for Wednesday again. Him and Iorfa at fault for 1st goal, another bad performance from Wednesday today
— Martin Williams (@MartinW1867) December 29, 2019
We're literally no threat if Fletcher doesn't play! Terrible at the back, need to get Borner back in the team, Iorfa has been terrible these last 2 games.
— Chad Gee (@chad_gee30) December 29, 2019
Murphy is awful, reach was awful, Hutchinson didn’t play, Harris couldn’t cross a road, lees and Iorfa seriously bullied, one to two decent performances
— JW🏴 (@JackWarbs) December 29, 2019
Iorfa has been poor again. Not marking players properly, and not winning headers he should be winning #swfc
— MC Owl (@mickenell) December 29, 2019
Iorfa of the old is back #swfc
— Joe (@wawawuto19) December 29, 2019
Against Cardiff, Iorfa played for 57 minutes, made 38 touches, won three aerial duels, completed 79.3% of his 29 passes, made one tackle, gave away two fouls, made one interception, had one shot, made one clearance and drew one foul.
The 24-year-old has made 23 appearances in all competitions for Wednesday, scoring and creating three goals. Iorfa had impressed under Garry Monk, but he hasn’t been at his best in the Owls’ last two league games.
Monk hauled him off before the hour mark for Jordan Rhodes on Sunday which speaks volumes about his performance.