Jack Ross' Sunderland side managed to pick up a 2-0 victory in the Checkatrade Trophy last night.
Sunderland fans have criticised the performance of Jerome Sinclair in their Checkatrade Trophy victory yesterday.
Sunderland won 2-0 at the Stadium of Light last night in comfortable fashion against their League Two opponents, but Sinclair failed to impress.
The Watford loanee scored from the penalty spot, but even his goal did not come without controversy.
Sinclair took the ball off youngster Benji Kimpioka to ensure that he got to take the spot kick.
And many Sunderland fans have been left less than impressed with the summer signing’s actions.
Non league level at best. Not good enough for league one, or even league two level! Offered nothing all season. He should have let kimpioka take that penalty, he was the one that won it, fair and square. Sinclair did not deserve a goal.— Championship Bound (@Mr_Will_C) December 4, 2018
Didn’t rate what Sinclair did taking the ball off Kimpioka for the penalty. Not very good sportsmanship considering he won the penalty after Sinclair missed a handful of opportunities throughout the game. #SAFC— Ben Reynolds (@ReynoldsBen1) December 4, 2018
Sinclair should have targeted himself a brace for tonight at least. We may not see much more of him after January at this rate. Curious to play Mumba over there.— Mike O'Neill (@perchorin) December 4, 2018
I've been holding back on my criticism of Sinclair because others seem to see something in what he brings. But for me he contributes little other than being an extra body outside the 18 yard box. You'll not often see him in it and you certainly won't see him scoring goals.— Mobile Mackem (@mobilemackem) December 4, 2018
Hmmm, kimpioka should certainly be ahead of Sinclair in the team. He was on fire when he came off the bench! Bright future ahead of him and mumba certainly! #safc— Championship Bound (@Mr_Will_C) December 4, 2018
Send sinclair back... I'd have kimpioka over him— G (@CoDurham) December 4, 2018
Kimpioka actually begged Sinclair for the spot kick, glad we scored but that soured it for me a little— Alex Wrigglesworth (@alexwriggs) December 4, 2018
A little disappointed Sinclair took that. Kimpioka beats a few players with a fantastic change of pace, gets brought down and wants to take the penalty... Sinclair walks over and takes it off him. His goal will do him the world of good but he should have let Benji take if. #safc— PeteWhalen (@peterjames73) December 4, 2018
Personally would be looking at getting Watmore 100% fit and up to speed as soon as poss and sending Sinclair back to Watford in January if it's not season loan could bring someone in who benefits us... #SAFC— ftm (@Safcftm2016) December 4, 2018
Sinclair hit just one goal in 12 appearances for Sunderland prior to yesterday’s showing, so may have been feeling the pressure to get on the scoresheet.
Sunderland are now just three wins away from a trip to Wembley, after making good progress in the EFL Trophy so far.