Loads of Sheffield Wednesday fans have been reacting to Steve Bruce’s first home win as manager, and they are stunned by the performance of January loan signing Achraf Lazaar.
The Owls may well and truly be back in business under Bruce, and they have now gone six Championship matches without a defeat, conceding just three goals during that time.
The new gaffer clearly identified the defence as a major weak point when he arrived, and Dominic Iorfa and Lazaar were both brought in to freshen things up at the back.
Iorfa has already written himself into cult hero status with last week’s heroics against Rotherham, and Lazaar now seems to have followed suit with a wonderful display in Saturday’s 3-1 win over the Swans.
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Adam Reach scored twice early on before Steven Fletcher finished in acrobatic fashion to make it 3-0, and Swansea’s second half strike from Oliver McBurnie was little more than a consolation.
27 year-old Lazaar worked tirelessly down the left flank all afternoon, racking up an incredible 11 interceptions, three tackles and four clearances as well as launching in seven crosses.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Lazaar looks some player🙌🏻
— Will (@Willburton28) February 23, 2019
— Lewis Southam (@lewsouthy) February 23, 2019
Can we have a standing ovation for Achraf Lazaar for one of the best home debuts I've ever witnessed?#SWFC
— Laura Jones (@YICETOR) February 23, 2019
Here here! Passion, drive, played on the front foot….great tempo and his attitude was infectious too!! ????????
— Jon Newsome (@jon_newsome) February 23, 2019
Amazing debut ??
— Debbie ?? (@DeborahTaylor3) February 23, 2019
Can’t knock that today. First half very sharp. Lazaar looks top, top quality but Hutch MOM for me.
— Jim Wiltshire (@JimWiltshire1) February 23, 2019
Lazaar with best debut I can remember for some time #swfc
— Gavin Cook (@sirgavinofcook) February 23, 2019
Lazaar was class today man of the match by a mile #swfc
— JR (@Rhodesinio) February 23, 2019
Lazaar was unreal today. All 3 January signings look class to be fair! #swfc
— Adam Dudesиap. ⎊ (@Snappp_FMS) February 23, 2019