It’s taken me a while to think of what to say here, as I actually think we did ok overall and for most of that game, it didn’t deserve us losing by two goals.
You could probably even go so far as to say we were the better side for the first half hour, with us doing what we do best in playing fast and furious, taking it to them and generally doing a pretty good job.
Benteke’s penalty decision was a bit soft, as there was no intent in my opinion, but yes, he’s brought him down so probably the correct decision.
The resulting penalty effort was reasonable, but Howard made an excellent save in a game that looked like it was going to be a battle of the goalies, not the Belgians.
Talking of which, when Benteke’s Pen was saved, I got a feeling it wasn’t going to be our day.
Lukaku’s goal was a bit unexpected by me, although I suspect a few of you might disagree. I thought we were holding our own and countering pretty well.
We were fading slowly though, just as I was expecting and the second goal just killed the game didn’t it?
I’m loathe to slate the defence, as we’d kept a decent Everton side restricted to few chances, but well, they were poor for the goal weren’t they?
Luna had a shocker and for me Baker did much better when he took over.
Again, I can’t really fault the team for effort, but again we just looked bereft of quality.
And I know we were playing a team on a roll and flying high, but the simple fact is we’ve now lost four out of five at home.
That’s not even relegation form.
We quite simply have to get it sorted out, as for some reason it’s just not working. Regardless of who you play, you should at least be expecting some draws.
Laugh of the day?
Tim Howard’s beard. Am I the only one who thought he had his head on upside-down?
It’s not funny though really, is it?