Before i get into the 2 points dropped, i will say that we were lucky to get a point at all. Yes, despite having 20 chances on goal (twice as many as them), we couldn’t take them – and they could’ve scored in the last 2 mins. So, it doesn’t matter if you’ve had 20, 30 or 40 chances – if you don’t take them and the other team does score their only chance then you lose.
Moving on to the 2 points dropped – the chances couldn’t have been much easier. To name a few of them:
* Sturridge from 6 years – over the bar
* drog from 3 yards – hit the post despite the goal being 24 feet wide
* ramires one on one and he can’t do it again
* ramires open goal and a simple header gets put wide
* handball in the box when unable to control ball – arm moves to ball – no pen given
Am a little upset at the chances missed as they weren’t that hard. Even the sh1te fans will admit that.
I knew the sh1te would be out the traps quickly. Everyone does that to us now as they see us vulnerable early doors, and they’re right. But once that first 15mins was out the way we came back in to it and then basically ran the 2nd half, yet unable to take simple chances from close range. That’s why you don’t win games.
FantheFart going off didn’t help them. But Mikel going off helped us. Still can’t work out why he plays that useless knt. Ivanovich is starting to become a liability too. Cech gets worried whenever anyone’s near him.
As I said, despite having all those easy chances, we were lucky at the end. Even Sandro had a fairly average header he could’ve done better with (although cole was on the line where he aimed for). But I still say it was there for the taking, again.