Sunderland fans react on Twitter to Grant Leadbitter display away at Wycombe

Grant Leadbitter of Sunderland during the Sky Bet Leauge One match between Rochdale and Sunderland at Crown Oil Arena on August 20, 2019 in Rochdale, England.

The Black Cats had a day to forget as new boss Phil Parkinson failed to bring any points back to the Stadium of Light.

Grant Leadbitter of Sunderland during the Sky Bet Leauge One match between Rochdale and Sunderland at Crown Oil Arena on August 20, 2019 in Rochdale, England.

A number of Sunderland fans have been commenting on Twitter about their side's performance in the 1-0 loss at Wycombe and one Black Cats player who came under scrutiny was Grant Leadbitter.

Installed as the holding midfielder in a 4-3-3 formation by new manager Phil Parkinson, the 33-year-old failed to make an impact on the game and looked largely off the pace, with his set-piece attempts not causing the opposition much trouble.

 

In the end, Leadbitter was taken off by Parkinson with 20 minutes to go, Marc McNulty coming in as the Black Cats sought to find an equaliser, but ultimately to no avail.

Here is what some of the Stadium of Light faithful were saying on social media about Leadbitter's exploits today:

Wycombe took the lead just before the half hour mark as Joe Jacobson's free kick from the left was headed down by Adebayo Akinfenwa and met by Darius Charles on the volley from from eight yards out.

The result means Sunderland now sit 10th in the League One table, seven points behind the now second-placed Chairboys.

A general view of the Stadium of Light during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sunderland and Middlesbrough at Stadium of Light on February 24, 2018 in Sunderland, England.

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