Even though they had a fair bit of the ball I felt really comfortable in the first half. We were really solid all over the park and for the most part stop them being a threat. Then we took our chances when they came our way. You couldn’t really have asked for more.
Second half couldn’t have been more different. The defence still mostly looked the part but Pickford must’ve popped a few pills At half time, Gomes looked like these games coming thick and fast have taken a lot out of him, Iwobi was even more frustrating than Walcott, I barely noticed Gordon and Gylfi at all. We dropped deeper and deeper and allowed them to do whatever they wanted with the ball.
Carlo changed things up and I must admit I was a bit worried when Mina came on, but it did seem to shore us up a bit and we held out for a vital three points.
Sooner or later were going to have to perform for 90 minutes. It’s something we’ve struggled with for a long time now.