I didn't think he should have been taken off. He was prepared to work a yard of space and get a shot on goal, which is something our other forwards have forgotten how to do over the last month.
Even his miss was actually a strike with conviction in it. If anything it was a bit over-confident, going for the postage stamp with power. Obviously he is a scapegoat for some, but to me he is still a useful option, and one we should be using a bit more at the minute.