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Sunderland boss David Moyes' reason behind the midfield central pairing of Jack Rodwell and Darren Gibson while dropping Didier Ndong is peak Moyes.
The Black Cats' miserable 2017 continued over the weekend as they produced a stalemate versus Burnley as they stay rooted to the bottom of the Premier League.
(Who could forget Moyes speaking Spanish during a Real Sociedad press conference:)
Though the solitary point did snap their four game losing skid but they still occupy a very precarious position. Moyes' charges are four points adrift from safety with games slowly running out.
(Sean Dyche and Moyes shake hands after taking a point a piece from their Premier League meeting)
With just 10 games left, Sunderland currently have 20 points on the board having complied only five wins this campaign.
Sunderland were left ruing not taking full advantage of Burnley's shite away form which included Moyes omitting Ndong from his starting XI.
(Substitute Ndong challenges for a aerial ball with teammate O'Shea and Burnley's Vokes)
Instead, the ex-Manchester United gaffer picked 'British' duo Rodwell and 'Gibbo' (who's hails from Republic of Ireland) because he wanted a 'more Britishness' in his side.
"I decided I wanted Jack and Gibbo together. I thought the game might suit more Britishness in the middle of the pitch."
Continuing to add. "I just felt I would go with that in the middle and the two boys up front."
The Gabon international was eventually drafted on in the 74th minute in place of Gibson.
'Britishness' eh, Moyesy - How did that work out?
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