Some Sheffield Wednesday supporters have taken to Twitter to praise midfielder Barry Bannan following his performance in the 5-0 thrashing of Cardiff City.
The Owls headed into the game taking the positives from their slim defeat at Watford.
Julian Borner got them off to the perfect start after three minutes, before Callum Paterson doubled the Owls’ lead with an excellent volley following a wonderful team move.
With confidence booming, Adam Reach (2) and Jordan Rhodes also got in on the act.
But Wednesday’s best player on the park for a second successive game was Barry Bannan, and his performance prompted a barrage of praise on social media site Twitter.
🍾 @SkyBetChamp Man of the Match is @swfc‘s Barry Bannan
85 touches 🥇
66 passes 🥇
3 chances created 🥇
6 crosses 🥇
1 Assist 🥈 pic.twitter.com/uPSZuoDWED
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) April 5, 2021
Bannan was actually better than Zidane today. True story#swfc
— Ryan Goodo (@RyanGoodo) April 5, 2021
Brilliant display against a good side. Bannan unreal. Not done just yet. UTO.
— greg mc grath (@wednesday608) April 5, 2021
Unreal from Bannan. What a performance #swfc
— Matt Exton (@owl4life1867) April 5, 2021
Barry Bannan absolutely different gravy today #swfc
— Lee Fisher (@LeeJFisher1) April 5, 2021
Baz ‘Zidane’ Bannan. 👏
— Paul Pashley (@MrPaulPashley) April 5, 2021
There’s also absolutely 0% chance Barry Bannan plays for us next season if we’re relegated. Sensational performance and a cut above the rest. #swfc
— Jonathan Garnett (@jonogarnett) April 5, 2021
That performance from Bannan was. Masterclass #swfc
— Gary Abbey (@garyabbey44) April 5, 2021
Bannan was incredible today, nobody can deny his quality after a game like that. #swfc
— Tom Taylor-Batty (@TomTB1995) April 5, 2021
Barry Bannan >>>> Andrea Pirlo
— will🦭🦉 (@SwfcWill) April 5, 2021
Bannan was deservedly named MOTM after posting an impressive 85 touches, 66 passes, three key chances created, six crosses and the one assist for the Owls.
Wednesday’s victory keeps their slim Championship survival hopes alive.
Coventry City’s win at home to Bristol City earlier in the day added extra pressure, but Wednesday’s win sees them move to within six points of Birmingham City and safety.
Wednesday have taken seven points from their last four games. A repeat of that over the next four could keep them within touch of safety heading into the final two weeks.
Darren Moore has certainly instilled belief since his arrival while improvement has been evident.
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