- Apr 8, 2015
No man of the match for me, thought this was the worst match in a long time, 3 point top of the league, nuff said.
I agree with that - Divock looked as though he was on it. Should maybe have come on sooner.Play wise, we were terrible. But MOTM i was torn between Virg and Adrian, special mention to Robbo, who i thought wasn't consistently good throughout the game but that block saved us big time. In the end had to go with Big Virgil Van Dijk. Sometimes it takes luck and sometimes its about creating that stout defence to lock out and bring the game home for us.
People having a go at Salah only need to look at Mane for the 2 clear misses which would have made this game completely comfortable for us. And that chance Firmino overplayed. Right there, he had no need to pass it to Mane, but probably because Mane would throw some tantrum he doesn't attempt to shoot there. Just shoot it Bobby.
Trent was off..... don't know why. his whole play felt weird.
I felt good seeing Origi play there, don't know why, just every time he had the ball it felt like he could do something with it.
do you want to see it all?I saw only the first half and was a bit disapointed with TAA oversee Mane s run in 1 vs 1 with the last sheffilds Defender. He s so good at puting perfect crosses in. Other than that we looked in some Situation BOSS because we never panicked. But what was new for me today was that scheff. utd. had a proper go on us that worried me a bit. Anyother Team could have done us pay which in reverse mean making us Angry like open the floatgates for us to reveange with all we have.
Lesson learned: you dont make us Angry we get the 3 Points all gut. You make us Angry and we demolish you. I take both of them.
Up the Reds. Very well done! We are proud of you all!!!YNWA
Totally agree they just kept forcing us out wide from the back and then put pressure on the crosser in the final 3rd, there organisation and tactics forced us to play how they wanted us to.I think they haven't got enough praise on here so far for their performance. I for one thought that they were brilliant. A clear gameplay allowed them always to find space for their counter-attacks and to hurt us, while they almost always managed to stifle us when defending.
The gulf in individual quality made the difference in the end. Had everything gone 'normal', Mané would have scored his two chances in the first half. We would then have got the penalty for that foul on Mané (VAR going missed again...) and then Salah would have scored his one-on-one. It could have ended 5-0 for us and a much easier game of course.
But on the other hand, as our forwards had an off-day, the Sheffield players continued to ask questions. They could easily have equalised on that chance for Clarke towards the end. They deserve credit for trying everything they could until the last whistle. Our lads did well to withstand their pressure towards the end.
I would like to believe our players are professionals and can leave it behind. Only time will tellI think the "friction" between Mo and Mane has taken a bit of fluidity out of the ruthlessness regarding finishing, all of our forwards appear to be guarded and looking for a pass as opposed to the shot at goal, we need our triumvirate to focus all intentions and efforts at getting the ball in the back of the net, happy with the 3 points though and I genuinely believe this will be the season, the lads will come right. YNWA
summed up perfectly!A win is a win is a win is a win.
It was imperative we matched Sheffield United for effort and work rate and we did. For that I give us 10/10. Concentration and focus were spot on.
Footballing wise we were not as fluid as normal but sometimes you have to brawl to get the points.
I wouldn't worry about it. We have seen two seasons of these forwards now so we know that they will click back into gear pretty quickly when we need them.Truth be told I'm a little worried about our recent toothless performances. It's kind of deja vu seeing as how last season we were going through the exact same thing (playing badly but winning early on in the season) and then our luck ran out and we drew like 6 games in Jan/Feb and dropped 12 points. I'm trying to remain sanguine like everyone else but I just can't help being worried seeing as how our open play creativity is so sorely lacking, especially last night against a weak Sheffield United team when our only clear chances came from their mistakes.