Sums the game up nicely for me.Excellent win against a real shithouse team, and with a ref giving Burnley nearly every decision going. Pogba, Maguire and Bailly were excellent. First half was ridiculous, thanks to the ref and VAR, second half we dominated, just had to hang on late on. Roll on Sunday!
I hate Burnley. They're thugs. But now they're diving, too. At one point, they have a player rolling around holding his head... after a shot between the shoulders. He got up pretty quick when the ref didn't buy it.
That said... Kevin Friend is no Friend of ours. Aside from letting so much of Burnley's sh!thousersy slide, I'm not even sold that Shaw warranted a foul, much less a yellow, much less a review for red, when he clearly got a good shot on the ball. And the Maguire goal? But I've already mentioned the diving... ah, well.
All that aside, Burnley's record this year is solely down to their inability to score goals. They never seriously threatened us today. They defended quite well. Sure, we made stupid passes, missed sitters, but credit where it's due.
As has been stated above,
Seriously, though, Ole set us up for success, Rashford and Martial lack confidence and Cavani was maybe a wee bit rusty. And the mentality of this team to come out stronger in the second half is so very nice.
Looking forward to a vulnerable Liverpool.