Sam Johnstone responded to a West Bromwich Albion fan’s comment regarding the goal he conceded on Wednesday night.

Sam Johnstone has hit back on Twitter in response to a West Brom fan who suggested that he heard another supporter criticise the goalkeeper following the goal that the Baggies conceded in their 1-1 draw with Reading on Wednesday night.

Slaven Bilic’s men secured a point against the Royals after Kenneth Zohore scored a late equaliser from the penalty spot. It was Ovie Ejaria who conceded the spot-kick, and it was also the midfielder who had given the visitors the lead at the Hawthorns.

The Liverpool loanee unleashed a viscous strike into the back of the net from outside the box with just under 20 minutes remaining. It was a thunderous hit, seemingly leaving Johnstone with next to no chance of getting near it. Nevertheless, it appears that some fans did not agree.

One supporter took to social media to joke about the fact that someone else in the stand had criticised the stopper for not keeping the attempt out, and Johnstone seemed to suggest that he was fed up of being criticised by some watching from the sidelines. 

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Here is Johnstone’s response to the fan’s tweet…

It must be noted that the large majority of the West Brom fans have responded to Johnstone’s comments with messages of support, and it is clear that only a very small minority believe that he should be performing better.

Johnstone has been one of the division’s best goalkeepers for a number of years now. But he is no stranger to proving his critics wrong and silencing his doubters having struggled to impress during his first loan spell at Aston Villa. He returned and proved to be one of the club’s best performers as the Villans reached the play-off final.

And while it is clear that the Baggies’ £6.5 million signing (fee reported by BBC Sport) retains the support of most West Brom fans, he will be hoping that his future performances leave his critics with no choice but to praise him.