Originally Posted by WOOLCOCK
Disappointing to give away a winning position, but they had a lot of the ball second half and deserved at least a goal. Thought we played the counter attack fairly well and had good chances to convert into a decisive second goal. De Gea had a fine game as the last line of defence, though the punch for the goal wasn't his finest, but shouldn't be the main thing people take away from today's game.
Welbeck was very good I thought. His first touch and general hold up play was excellent throughout and his persistance and workmanlike attitude served us well up front. Kagawa didn't have much of a look in but had some good passes and individual touches which was about all we could have asked from him in that position, little touch to set up the breakaway that led to the goal was a fine effort on his part.
Annoying to drop points at the death, but we've had enough of those over the years to be due one in return. 5 points is still a good lead and it'll be interesting to see the response from the players next week.
Officials had a bad game. Aside from the obvious penalty on Rooney that the linesman had as clear a view as you'll get of, there were a number of fouls, shirt pullings and other incidents that you could see plain as day when they happened, on both sides. No-one's going to make a big fuss about us getting denied a penalty cause its only news if we're awarded one, so Fergie will talk about it and get a ban. Grimly predictable.
It's refreshing to have a season where Spurs aren't a guaranteed 6-point doormat, credit to AVB