- Jul 16, 2015
That was our best performance under Ole by an absolute mile. Some very effective high pressing and Fred's probably best ever game of football for any club, where he actually looked like he might be worth half what we paid, pressing well and being precise and timely with his passing. But that wasn't the high line proactive football we played in the first 30 minutes today. And that day City had a centre back pairing of Stones and Fernandinho, which did look a little flustered.We absolutely battered City in the same fixture a few years back? We were 2 up in 30 minutes.
Today we pressed as a team for quite a decent spell (given our team cannot perform well for more than 30 minutes at a time) and we held them off despite the numerous shortcomings in the playing personnel with a high line which would have spelled utter disaster before, until a chain of individual mistakes got them back in the lead. And then, of course, we shat the bed.