I still have goosebumps. I don’t know how I’ll get anything done today to be honest…
That stoppage time, stat busting, season saving, god ordained, supernatural moment of madness deserves an equally ridiculous score. A goal fitting of sitting atop the records 129 years in the making.
TAA – 9
Picked up where he left off at Old Trafford. Blistering runs forward, exquisite passing into dangerous areas. Missed some clear chances but has now delivered two of the most important corners in club history. And Gareth Southgate can fuck RIGHT off into the bay.
Nat Phillips – 6
Did the Lord’s work early on. Bloody and bashed within the first 10. Caught up high several times throughout and didn’t have the recovery pace to get over on WBA’s goal. Found himself on the losing side of a number of aerial duels.
Rhys Williams – 6
Caught diving in up field on the goal. Grew as the game went on but looked the part of a very vulnerable back line.
Robbo – 6
The effort was there, always is. The positioning was not. Definitely did not help out Rhys, throughout. He’ll sign a kit for em and sort it out.
Fab – 6
Not at his best, but to be fair, looks legged. Tough playing against a bunch of caveman (Mike Dean included).
Thiago – 9
Man of the match for 93 minutes.
Curtis – 6
Struggled with the final ball. At times guilty of holding up play on the counter.
Salah – 8
Only needs one good leg to ping one in. Good of him to take my “he can’t hit anything first time anymore” joke from last week and turn it on it’s head.
Firmino – 7
Not surprisingly the key linkup man in the first goal. Has to bury that chance minutes later. My fat arse could have picked a side from there. Then again, I probably get left out of the starting XI for pulling a Sakho and showing up late to the coach in my jammies.
Mane – 6
Still off it, to the point that this is now just his level. The toe poke to Salah for our first just shows that his baseline effort is good enough to create opportunities for others until he digs his way back out.
SUBSTITUTIONSShaq – 5 (‘59)
Yeah, you try being shaped like a cube. It’s not easy. You need regular minutes.
Gini- 6 (‘73)
Really added some steel to the midfield. Immediately begin winning challenges in the mids. Missed some sterling chances. Reckon if the goal was about a foot taller, we win 5-1.