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Leon Dajaku let Mowbray down for Sunderland today

Sunderland may have seemingly earned a fine result away at ninth-placed Luton Town today, but there were still some disappointing performers for Tony Mowbray’s side.

Despite losing 4-0 last time out against Watford, the Hatters were previously on a fine unbeaten run of seven games in the Championship.

Despite dominating 58% of the ball, the Black Cats could only muster one more shot on target than the home side, who showed a clinical nature in front of Anthony Patterson’s goal.

There were underwhelming displays from even the most consistent players, with Corry Evans one of a few who will have let their manager down today. However, according to SofaScore, it was Leon Dajaku who was perhaps the worst performer for the visitors at Kenilworth Road.

His rating of 6.4 was the joint-lowest on his team and only level with Tom Lockyer and Harry Cornick on the opposition as the worst of anyone on the pitch.

Having been handed a big chance by Mowbray, making his first start of the season, Dajaku will have frustrated his manager with a toothless display. It is a testament to his performance that he was dragged off after just 61 minutes.

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His time on the pitch saw him touch the ball just 21 times, as the German could only muster a miserable seven completed passes – even Patterson in goal recorded twice as many with 14.

To further compound the winger’s miserable afternoon, he also struck the woodwork.

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When a forward has a poor day at the office offensively, it can be forgiven if they perform admirably with their work ethic. However, having lost 83% of his duels and not mustered a single tackle, interception or clearance, Dajaku was decidedly mediocre throughout.

On a day where the game was clearly there to be taken, and where Mowbray’s side had plenty of the ball to use as they pleased, the 21-year-old seemingly wilted under the pressure of his big opportunity.

Dajaku badly let his team down this afternoon and will surely have the manager thinking twice about including him from the outset again.

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