Sunderland fans have been reacting to the performance of Lynden Gooch during their game in the Carabao Cup.
Sunderland have been the Cinderella story of the tournament, the League One side knocking out Championship side Queens Park Rangers on their way to the quarter-final, and coming up against an Arsenal side that featured a few fringe players, there was always the chance for them to carry on their impressive run.
One of the reasons for their defeat, at least according to the fans who were commenting online, was the American Gooch, with fans slamming him for both a lack of discipline – which saw him given a yellow card during the first half – as well as his overall defensive capabilities:
“Gooch is getting absolutely skinned every time Pepe/Cedric run at him.”
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Whilst some excuses can be made given the level of opposition Sunderland were playing against, hopefully this isn’t something that carries on into their league form and potentially cost them promotion to the Championship.