Sunderland fans react on Twitter to Rodwell's performance against Watford

Sunderland Stadium of Light

Sunderland lost 1-0 to Watford on Saturday but what did Black Cats fans make of the midfielder's contribution?

Sunderland could not secure the three points that would have lifted them out of the bottom three on Saturday as they lost 1-0 to Watford at the Stadium of Light.

An early goal from Hornets striker Odion Ighalo was all it took to condemn the Black Cats to their second successive defeat following their 3-1 setback against Arsenal a week earlier.

While it was an ultimately disappointing day for Sunderland there were reasons to be optimistic, not least the performance of first-half substitute Jack Rodwell.

The 24-year-old came off the bench in the 19th minute to replace loanee DeAndre Yedlin and the former Everton player looked good.

The 71 minutes Rodwell managed on Saturday was the most he had played in a single match since late August and it will be interesting to see if Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce now uses him from the start over the Christmas and New Year period.

After the match we took to Twitter to see what Sunderland fans thought of Rodwell’s latest performance and you can read a selection of what we found below:

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