Well, it wasn’t exactly the game that I’d imagined, but we got the points, which is all that counts, isn’t it?
I can’t really argue much with Clark being given the Man of the match award, as I thought he did well, but good shouts would have been Nzogbia and Guzan, for me. Bent made a fair difference too, with some good movement.
Which brings me to the gamble that was Jordan Bowery. What Paul Lambert was thinking here, I really don’t have a clue. Whatever, I’m not into slating young kids and I’ll just take the view that the gamble failed.
Delph was the biggest disappointment, in my opinion. His first touch today was truly shocking.
Benteke took a great penalty and I love the way he’s so confident and cool. This kid really is the business and has the potential to go all the way to the very top.
But 1-0 wasn’t enough for me, as I always thought we could throw it away, yet again.
And then we got the second via N’zog. Now I felt a little bit more comfortable and actually thought we might have a chance of a home victory (!).
When Westwood scored a very unfortunate own goal, I had visions of yet another collapse and could see us really regretting Andy Weimann’s miss early on. Just how did he miss that?
Whatever, it didn’t matter and we got the points, which was all that was required.
Let’s hope that this result is the springboard that turns things around and gets us the points we need to survive.
After a pretty poor overall performance against a pretty poor opposition, I suspect it could be.