Well that was disappointing, to say the least.
I can’t think of a single player (with the exception of Bendtner of all people) who did themselves justice.
Theo took his goals well, but did little else. He was by no means on his own.
City set off like a runaway train but I felt that after ten minutes we were their equals.
The sad truth is you can’t defend like we did and hope to win, you just can’t.
I thought the midfield went missing in action and the back four were terribly exposed. It was shocking at times, it really was.
There is no point slating individual players, it would take me all day. Almost to a man they were below par.
On the bright side we scored 5 goals away at City.
FIVE!!!! I hear you say? Well yes, the three that stood and the two perfectly good ones ruled out by phantom off-side decisions.
We had a clear penalty turned down and they got awarded one for a Tom Daley moment produced by Milner.
So with the correct calls we may well have won 5 – 6 and that is a fact.
I just hope we can put it down to fatigue, but even I can’t imagine how those who didn’t play in Napoli could be offered that excuse.
I can’t bring myself to write any more, I’m sounding like someone I despise.
Anyway, we are still top and look like a team that can go on to better things.
Lets hope we do!
PS. Having reflected on it, it must be pointed out that the awful officiating at the most crucial part of the game, when we were fighting back and matching them, may just have been the straw that broke the camel’s back.