The Black Cats lost away at the weekend but some of the Stadium of Light faithful didn’t feel the opposition keeper did enough to be deemed best in the whole EFL.
A number of Sunderland fans have taken to Twitter to express bewilderment at the EFL Team of the Week featuring Wycombe goalkeeper Ryan Allsop following his display against the Black Cats in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Phil Parkinson’s side in League One.
The Chairboys stopper had a relatively quiet afternoon as the Black Cats struggled to muster many opportunities – seven efforts in total, of which only one was on target (BBC Sport), although his save from Aiden McGeady right at the death was undoubtedly impressive.
Nonetheless, some Sunderland fans did not feel like Allsop’s performance was the best out of every one of the EFL teams in action that weekend, largely because their side didn’t exactly give him a torrid time, they themselves admitted.
Here is some of the social media reaction to the selection:
Considering sunderland had 1 shot on target against Wycombe how comes the keeper makes team of the week? Baffling— John Ridley (@Ridderz86) October 21, 2019
Time wasting is a talent apparently— Liam Brown (@browny996) October 21, 2019
How did the Wycombe keeper get in? We didn’t have a shot on target on Saturday.— Michael Pole (@Michael_Pole) October 21, 2019
Did late on. Made a worldy stop from McGeady in the 92nd min. Joke he is in there though.— Richard (@AHT_MrP) October 21, 2019
How’s the Wycombe keeper in we had 1 shot on target all game— Simon Kime (@SimonKime3) October 21, 2019
How has the Wycombe keeper got in the team of the week when we had one shot on target?— Patrick Turner (@pjturner81) October 21, 2019
Did Allsopp get the nod solely because ‘on paper’ he kept a clean sheet against the mighty Sunlun’?— l o r d b a r r o l d (@lord_barrold) October 21, 2019
Because Sunlun’ were crap and didn’t bother him all game.
Surely more worthy GKs across three divisions at the weekend?
And I can’t believe I cared enough to tweet this
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.