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Sunderland fans slam Charlie Wyke after Fleetwood draw

Sunderland needed late heroics to keep their rich vein of form going on Tuesday evening.

The Black Cats drew 1-1 to Fleetwood Town at the Stadium of Light to make it five games unbeaten in League One.

Max Power’s strike in the 97th minute salvaged Phil Parkinson a point with his side remaining fourth in the division.

Who should lead the line for Sunderland?

Charlie Wyke

Charlie Wyke

Will Grigg

Will Grigg

Kyle Lafferty

Kyle Lafferty

But fans were far from pleased with the showing as they couldn’t capitalise on 63% possession and a total of 16 shots, per the BBC match report.

Sunderland striker Charlie Wyke came in for the most criticism following the match.

Here’s what has been said…

The 27-year-old was lamented for having a “horrendous” first touch and for winning next to nothing in the air whilst one supporter labelled him a “waste of time and space.”

“Garbage” and “very poor” were two other reviews of his performance last night.

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Per SofaScore, he lost possession 15 times, had no shots at goal and won just 36% of his duels both on the ground and in the air. He also recorded the lowest rating of any Sunderland player (6.3).

A further fan even joked that Wyke was still yet to make it off the pitch as he was walking in treacle while wearing lead boots.

It has led to calls to drop the striker from some sections of the Black Cats faithful.

And as a result, it has sparked debate over who should take his position – if Parkinson is brave enough to replace him in the starting XI anytime soon.

One claimed Will Grigg was ten times the player of Wyke while another believes Kyle Lafferty offers so much more than the 6 foot 2 frontman.

Wyke was even brandished as the “worst no.9” in the club’s entire history and that Lafferty looks a lot more hungry and speedy in comparison.

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