What a great moment that was. The forces of good prevail over anti-football and go TOP OF THE TABLE.
A couple of contrary points here:
1. I'm fine with allowing Son's goal to stand IF that is how we are going to do VAR for all decisions for the rest of the season. A quick check, if it isn't clear and obvious (meaning no need to draw lines everywhere and zoom in), then the call on the park STANDS. Shouldn't take more than 30 seconds. AS many have noted, that is NOT how the league has been doing it for us so far this season. But if the message has finally gotten to the corridors of power, I'm fine with them doing it this way.
2. Mourinho has a way. He knows there only is one way for him team to beat us and that's how he set them up. We are better than them, BUT it could have worked for Spurs today. We weren't lucky to win, we deserved it, but he did what he is supposed to which is give his team a chance.
As far as post-match, i will credit Jose for immediately working toward creating doubt in our minds, distracting everyone from what just happened. He wants to undermine confidence and distract attention from his team, the losing team. It can have a positive effect for his team.
Jürgen knows all of this though and unlike various characters from around the world (Arsene Wenger among others), he doesn't rise to the bait. He just smiles. When asked about it afterward he doesn't get into a pissing match. It wouldn't surprise me if he tells the team next time they train "just for the record, Mourinho is full of sh*te when he says they were better" but Jürgen knows not to feed the JoseTroll when it comes to public narratives and all that. Just keep smiling boss. You totally earned that victory.
3. I have some fun with negative comments in the match thread. As I mentioned to baz, everyone is entitled to say/write what they want. Sometimes I think it's too negative, but, free speech and all that. I WILL say I thought some of the comments toward Joel Matip at the beginning were over the top. I trust a professional football player who has played well for us on many occasions, with being able to determine whether he is fit to play. If he says no, I trust that he chooses not to play because he doesn't want to hurt the team with poor performance. I was hoping he'd be fit as well, but saying someone is bottling it or whatever is getting into some kind of mind-reading skills that frankly, you just don't have. A little benefit of the doubt at least when it comes to motives and professionalism.
Rhys Williams had a few nervous moments, but he also stepped up on more than one occasion with some good cover. Yet another kid breaking into the first team, looks like.
I went with Fabinho as MOTM, but Hendo, Gini, Curtis, Trent, Robbo, Ali, Sadio, Mo, Bobby and Rhys all did their part. I never wanted to see a sub made until we scored the winner and I thought we'd take off a forward for a midfielder, which I guess he was trying to do but never got a stoppage.
Oh and Bobby, with the winner. WHAT a MOMENT. Si, SENOR!!!!