So another home win before the Anniversary. It's 15 years now since the last home loss before it, when under no pressure Djimi Traore fell over the ball and allowed Charlton to win here on Easter Monday that year. We're now 2 seasons unbeaten at home, and took 13 points at home against the top 6 this year.
All the pre-game build up was about the slip, repeated every few minutes on tv and radio as well, complete with commentary on both, and reported on a daily basis in every newspaper. It had zero effect on this game, but if we finish first next month, hopefully the second goal will be what people remember. Occasionally, there are times when you just know a strike is on its way in before it crosses the line. Sturridge was one example in the reverse fixture, Salah in this. Goal of the season is going to Townsend v City, but the Salah goal is just one of those you just never get tired of watching, it has everything you could possibly ask for. Pace, power, precision, and our 77th goal of the season was one to savour. That is his answer to opposition fans singing about him, and when he delivered it, it was on the pitch rather than in the pub.