Burnley fans endured a disastrous day out in Sheffield this afternoon.
On an already cold and miserable day in South Yorkshire, the Clarets put in a performance to match the weather. That’s not, however, to take anything away from Sheffield United, who were superb throughout.
Sean Dyche’s men came into the game off the back of two consecutive losses and never looked like ending that barren run. With Chris Wood missing up front, both Ashley Barnes and Jay Rodriguez struggled to get into the game at all.
A first-half blitz from the home side meant the game was put to bed by half-time. Goals from John Lundstram (2) and John Fleck meant Dyche had work to do at the break.
It wasn’t to be though. The second period followed a similar pattern to the first for Burnley. But for not conceding any more goals, there was little to shout home about for their fans.
Burnley fans, then, were rightly fuming after the match. A whole host of them took to Twitter following the game to share their frustrations.
It’s safe to say that there’s quite a bit of anger being directed at Sean Dyche’s men at the minute…
Absolutely terrible performance by the players. Embarrassing for the club. Do I get a refund for my ticket and travel.
— Simon Butterworth (@padihamsimon) November 2, 2019
Absolute rubbish. Can’t wait to hear the Dyche arselickers tonight.
— Malc Ibbitson (@ibby1971) November 2, 2019
Absolutely woeful performance
— Paul Halstead (@TPCLARET33) November 2, 2019
Some fans were calling for certain players in the January window already…
Transfer window two creative midfielder's it's not hard to see what's killing us
— Jules (@officialjules) November 2, 2019
Poor today. We have no players to change a game and that will cost us.
— Benito (@tommybenit) November 2, 2019
Some Sheffield United fans, on the other hand, took their chance to gloat…
Thanks for coming ⚔⚔
— BenjiiT (@BenTalbot1994) November 2, 2019
We heard you crying.. When John lundstram scored thanks for coming
— CM93 (@ConnorMillward8) November 2, 2019
Issues for Burnley
This was the performance of a team bereft of any confidence. A team who didn’t look like scoring and didn’t seem to want to compete with Sheffield United’s energy and work-rate.
It’s something Sean Dyche will have to address. We aren’t used to seeing a Burnley team roll over quite like they did today. The basics of the game were missing. They lost out aerially, in tackles, and struggled to create anything meaningful up front.
It could be a long, hard struggle for Burnley and their fans if Dyche can’t fix things quickly.