I just watched the match again and have to say, we didn't play badly at all. Their opening goal is a refereeing travesty. The chance that Milner cleared, well yes that is a bad giveaway from Fabinho, but Adrian did his part and Milner his. The chance at the very end is no chance at all because the player is definitely offside. Those are the rules.
Beyond that we responded to the adversity very well to get the lead back. Then we had so many other chances: Mo finds Milner, Bobby through on goal, Mo shot saved at near post, Milner cross from in tight, Bobby cross misses Mane at far post, Mane hits the goal post, Ox with a shot on target and finally good work from Mo to create a chance for Bobby that he totally missed. Overall, the team looked much more like itself. I think Adrian did alright as well. So often in the pre-match we say, three points however we can get it - well that's what we've done today.
Fab-Gini-Hendo was a winning midfield against Barcelona last year after Milner switched to left back when Robbo was injured. Different opponent of course but I think it will work Wednesday because we must guard against the counter as well as create chances.
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