Irons 1 City 4
Well at least the two team have something in common – they play in the same division but for how much longer is now anybody’s guess!
Look I am really sorry to labour the point and I took plenty of stick for saying so last week but when a manager shows his game plan by bringing on a not injured attacking left sided midfielder in Arthur Masuaku to help save a game that’s dead at 1-4, you know this is not the man to take you forward.
Joining him were Chicharito and Mario -for Fernandes and Lanzini – with Arthur have been dropped for Evra.
Why hadn’t Moyes started this way? Because he was playing for the point, something which rarely works and reminds me of the Allardyce philosophy of respecting it.
We had imagined he’d gone as defensive as he could in the three previous games but nope he managed to take things even further.
And even when he made his supposed offensive subs he decided to leave the chief threat – Andy Carroll – who was seen on streams puffing his cheeks and raising his eyes skyward.
City are brilliant of course but then most other teams are when they play us aren’t they. It’s not that hard when you
I hated BFS football and I hate this stuff.
The only time we looked likely to get something was then we attacked them at 2-0 and saw Cressie smash home a great free kick which should have been a penalty given Fernandes was fouled a yard inside the box.
Declan Rice had a bit of a ‘mare but could do nothing about what looked like an own goal which some have put down as Zaba’s.
Adrian was brilliant pulling off some remarkable stops but having no chance with a deflected shot off Evra for the first.
Second half saw everything going through Raheem Sterling with Jesus and Fernandinho banging in the final two nails to what may yet be a relegation coffin.
With Southampton now boasting a goal difference six better than ours we are under serious pressure although I still believe Huddersfield are unlikely to gain another point from their three final games.
Oh and just one other thing – if we do stay up we need a completely new team anyway!