Some Sheffield Wednesday fans on social media have been praising Keiren Westwood despite the fact the Owls lost 4-1 on Saturday afternoon.
The veteran stopper made a string of great saves, and as many supporters said, if it weren’t for him, the Owls could have lost by six or seven.
It was certainly a disappointing afternoon to be a Wednesday fan, and despite the fact that a number of players underperformed, one man it’s hard to blame is Westwood.
Yes, he conceded four goals, but three of those were largely out of his control, one of the strikes was a penalty, while another was a fluke mishit cross and the final goal was a deflected effort that was hard to anticipate.
It’s strange to see a goalkeeper getting so much credit in a game where they’ve conceded four goals, but the fact that Westwood is getting such adulation shows just how talented he is, and just how much Wednesday fans love him.
Here’s what the Hillsborough faithful have been saying about Westwood on social media…
Hats off to Westwood to be fair, two of best saves I’ve seen in a long time. Can’t deny his class at times #swfc
— Cobi Stokes (@cobi_stokes) February 6, 2021
Westwood is our best keeper, why did anyone ever doubt it? 😂 #swfc
— José Turnerino (@HoeTurner) February 6, 2021
Not Westwood. If it wasn’t for that man we’d be losing 6-1 now
— Danny Copley (@DannyCopley4) February 6, 2021
We would be down 6 or 7 if it wasn’t for Westwood
— lee moore (@leemoore1010) February 6, 2021
Criminal how Westwood was dropped for so long, cost us loads of points him not playing. Great to see him back, best in champ #swfc
— P. Unit.. (@siemal2018) February 6, 2021
Westwood best keeper in league #swfc
— Tom (@Justom29) February 6, 2021