when your entire first choice midfield is out, you go down to 10 men, and you're fighting against laughably biased officiating, is actually a pretty good effort.
Gave Robbo MOTM. He was outstanding, and his red card should only have been a yellow. Just a full blooded but mistimed attempt to win the ball. Crazy that completely non-dangerous foul gets a red and Kane gets a yellow for one that could have broken a leg.
They're two separate incidents, that have to be considered on their own merits, they're not linked to each other.
If there was biased officiating, our second goal would not have stood, and their penalty appeals would have been listened to.
While in other recent games, Milner would have got a second yellow against City, and two toffees would have got penalties against us in the derby rather than yellow cards for diving. Same ref. The issue with him is not bias, and he's still a level or two above Dean Moss and Atkinson.
it would mean dirty bas**rds like Kane don’t get away with their dirty challenges.
Retrospective bans following the analysis of games !
Automatic 3 game ban.
He didn't get away with it. He got booked, so there can't be retrospective action. If he was sent off though, we would have to face a 10 man defence with a goal to protect, which would have probably made our job harder rather than easier.
Less of a red than Kane's though.
What contact did Robertson actually make?
A lot unfortunately. Robbo held his hands up, Jürgen accepted the decision, so you can't really argue.
Kane should have gone, (Pogba did go for a similar challenge against us recently) but there were lots of challenges in the game. Some were punished, others were not, but they all have to be judged on their own merits. Just because one is a red card, doesn't necessarily mean a separate challenge must also be a red.
He’s still world class, he made a mistake but believe me, we would miss him bad if he were to move on.
He’s a class act and maybe over confident sometimes, however that edge makes him incredibly hard to beat and unpredictable. How many times has he saved a one on one?
That's no defence unfortunately.
The error was awful. All he had to do was pick the ball up to deal with it. I don't know if Taffarel is telling him to charge out of his box and clear it away instead, but it's happening too often lately, and eventually something was going to result from it. It's not his first major error this season, it's not even his first this month. He got away with it against Villa which would have thrown another 2 points away because he can't save penalties, and if any other keeper did it, everyone would hold them accountable, rather than reel off all the other saves he made. That isn't going to bring the 2 dropped points back.
I'm realistic enough to know he won't, but if Kelleher got the nod over him tomorrow, I would have no worries whatsoever.
We could have conceeded 5 or 6 yesterday no exaggeration. Yes we were short players but is that reason enough to accept giving up the chances we did?
We gave as good as we got. We could have scored 5 or 6 ourselves, we had more shots and shots on target. It was a basketball game in the first half, less so in the second, but it could have finished any score in the end. We got a result out of there, which is better than what City got after all. It could be the difference in the end.