Sheffield United returned from Sheffield Wednesday with a 3-1 win on Friday.
Sheffield Wednesday’s Under-23s suffered a 3-1 defeat to their counterparts from Sheffield United on Friday, and some Owls fans were quick to find their scapegoat.
The only senior player in Sheffield Wednesday’s XI, David Jones faced an intriguing battle with Sheffield United’s Paul Coutts in the centre of midfield – from which the recovering Blade emerged the winner.
After a bright spell for the Owls, Coutts – whose teammates included the experienced defenders Martin Cranie and Daniel Lafferty – put Sheffield United ahead from the penalty spot, before goals from Oliver Greaves and Cranie extended the visitors’ lead.
And although Liam Waldock did pull one back for Sheffield Wednesday shortly before half-time, there was no way back for the shell-shocked hosts.
Whether they were there to witness or not, these Owls followers had strong words for Jones, whose only first team appearance this season arrived in the EFL Cup…
Wednesday had a terrible 30 minutes in which they lost it, and lost the game. Pity after a good start. Much better 2nd half. Coutts more impact for them than Jones had for us.— WarOfTheMonsterTruck (@SheffWedWOTMT) September 21, 2018
We had David jones! End of!— one siggi jonsson (@RichieMac69) September 21, 2018
I blame Jones— ₠ Nyte (@qNyte) September 21, 2018
David Jones has been absolutely scandalous. Should have been brought off after 15 minutes.— WesleyOwl (@WesleyOwl) September 21, 2018
harry @HarryHartley123: David jones is f****** w*** #swfc
Megan x @MegannBethh_Xx: David Jones is pure s****.
Think we would play better without him on pitch. Can’t believe he probs one of the highest earners.— Megan x (@MegannBethh_Xx) September 21, 2018
I’m better then David Jones FACT— Joshuaaa® (@Joshbamforth1) September 21, 2018
Were you at Hillsborough last night? What did you make of Jones’ display?