I was apparently watching a different game from the rest of the fan base today, as I thought we were absolutely exceptional. We never looked in danger even for a minute, as Pickford didn’t have to make a single save beyond catching the ball from a weak header. Defensively, we were utterly perfect.
Granted, we didn’t get much going in the first half when we were in the opposition half but we sprung out of the gates in the second 45 with a stunning Gylfi Sigurdsson goal after a piece of magic by Dominic Calvert-Lewin. It set the mood for the second half as we controlled every aspect of the game and came away worthy 2-0 winners.
Across the team there were some very good performances and it was extremely encouraging to see Allardyce, Sammy Lee and Duncan Ferguson up and barking orders on the sideline for 90 minutes instead of sitting, arms folded like previous managerial teams.
It was a great 3 points and puts us in good stead for next weekend (*gulp*).
Here’s how we got on.