Twitter in meltdown after Jack Rodwell comes off the bench for Sheffield United as 2020 continues to amaze fans – The Sun

Twitter in meltdown after Jack Rodwell comes off the bench for Sheffield United as 2020 continues to amaze fans – The Sun

July 6, 2020

JACK RODWELL making a Premier League appearance is the latest shock incident of an increasingly more wacky 2020.

Fans were stunned to see him come on at Turf Moor in the second half of Sheffield United's draw with Burnley.

It was Rodwell's first Premier League appearance since May 2017 when Sunderland lost 5-1 to Chelsea.

The midfielder has only ended up on the winning side only once in his previous 27 top-flight appearances.

And fans were left rubbing their eyes when Chris Wilder put him on in place of Chris Basham.

One Twitter user said: "Jack Rodwell on a Premier League football pitch. 2020 raising the bar higher every day."

Another fan added: "Fair play to Jack Rodwell… he's been furloughed since 2012."

Meanwhile, one said: "Jack Rodwell's just come on for Sheffield United. I had no idea he was even there, I assumed he was living on a beach in the Bahamas these days."

And one claimed: "Ah well, all been trumped now Jack Rodwell has played a game of competitive football in the Prem. Cancel 2020."

Rodwell, 29, joined the Blades on a short-term contract until the end of the season in January after leaving Blackburn Rovers.

The former England Under-18 skipper joined Manchester City for £12million in 2012 after progressing through the ranks at Everton.

But he left the Etihad for a move to Sunderland in 2014 after playing just 26 times in two seasons.

After a disastrous spell with them, he joined Blackburn in a desperate bid to revive his career.

But Sunday's clash against Burnley was not his first appearance in a Sheffield United shirt.

The 29-year-old also featured in an FA Cup clash against Fylde in January.

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