Thats sound a bit like me turning off all media when i thought Ronaldo was going to City. People were texting me saying what do you think now and I pied them.First, well I turned off the TV soon as it was decided they got the pen. As much as I've been saying DDG is going to have a monster of a season for us, when it comes to pens, didn't have an ounce of of confidence of a save. Can it feel this good to be soooo wrong? The penalty was a clear pen though for them but, it should likely have been 3-1 at that point as it was as blatant a penalty right before.
And freakin' Atkinson and VAR, what the bloody hell. They've really gone extreme the other way this season with not awarding penalties for what was obvious pen.
As for rest of our performance, I thought we played some very good football at times. Fabianski made some very good stops. However, was baffled why again with a bench like ours, it takes so long to make a change to give them moretime to make an impact. Lingard did just that but, left it really late. I am not sure what Ole was watching with Scott, why he stayed on the pitch I have no idea. He wasn't prompting anything nor was he covering that great. Should have kept Pogba on instead. He also subbed on Matic to not lose - it was a moment of brilliance from Jesse that won the game.
As for Jesse, so very happy for him.
I agree. Ref was shite wasn’t he.Can't believe we didn't get at least one pen today. Looks like refs have decided that they will not give Ronaldo any penalties, so defenders can hack him down in full flow. This is England after all :
Stonewall pens not given today, and makes it so much sweeter that De Gea finally saved one tonight. I couldn't believe what I saw. Had to watch it again!
Absolutely shocking isn’t it. I’ve never seen on any forum so many ungrateful little whiners as on here. I really don’t understand how they can even support the club with such a negative outlook on literally everything.Some of you absolute toxic whiners in the GDT can absolutely go feck off.
Shame that these poor performances by officials don't seem to attract any media attention unless they are deemed to favour United. Interesting that Pogba's tackle on Ruben Neves at Wolves recently was replayed in slow motion 18 times on Sky; I wonder if Pogba's tackle on Zouma or Ronaldo's stonewall penalty at the death will receive similar coverage.Played against 12 players today. So fair fecks to the lads for getting the result
Good summary. I'll just add Pogba and Mason had good first halves but tailed off second half. AWB had a good game while Shaw was below par. De Gea was great and looks rejuvinated.Much has been said about the refereeing — absolutely appalling. VAR, too. The Brighton v Leicester refereeing + VAR was just as bad, if not worse.
We created a lot of chances, and on another day it could have been 5-0. Deflected shot from outside the box wrong foots De Gea… West Ham really didn’t create that much IMHO.
Maguire had a rare off game in distribution and some worrying moments. It’s so exciting to see Varane on the ball. True class — he’s better with the ball at his feet than Maguire, which is saying something.
McFred….well, McTominay was a bit rusty, but had some nice balls into the channels, some through balls and a few mistakes. Fred is basically a ball winning 8, for those who are expecting him to develop or perform as a classy Casemiro type 6, well, it ain’t going to happen. Saw some on the Caf slagging Ole for bringing on Matic… It’s actually a smart sub at that point. We were pressing forward, it gave us more height on set pieces, both defending and attacking, and he’s much better than Fred at distribution and recycling possession.
I don’t get the criticism of Bruno. The Caf wants perfection and I understand that, but blimey, he’s a winner and at the heart of our play in the final 3rd. Ronaldo, what can you say?
Ole got his subs right. Sancho allowed us to play in tight spaces a bit more as West Ham were packed in. Jesse provided a burst of energy and movement which we know is his strength.
West Ham is a pretty damn good team. They don’t have superstars in attack, but they are well organized, gritty and have a high work rate. I said two years ago that Declan Rice would be playing CB in two years because he didn’t have the skill or agility to be a solid DM. Well, I was wrong. He would fit well into our side. He’s not a Kante type cover DM, nor a do-everything Kimmich DM, but he’s really solid. He doesn’t make mistakes, he has great positioning and is a physical presence.
this is my biggest issue with Ole - playing both Fred and McTominey slows us down and hampers our attacking. Fred is just a clueless headless chicken with limitless energy. Moyes actually had the perfect gameplan against us today - we created very little with all the possession that we had.Welcome back McFred.
I missed the game, caught a bit on the radio, sounded like we played plenty of good football but man, this is a beautiful clip. That looks like a squad that is together. I'm over the moon for Dave and Jesse. We need everyone contributing if we're to be in with a shout this year. I mean really, could it have worked out better? Ref against us, a bit of siege mentality, 2 lads on the receiving end from the boo boys of late performing last minute heroics? Brilliant win. Keep 'em coming.
First away game with McFred and the first away game we were in control of. This was probably the game we’ve dominated most all season. Fabianski made two great saves.this is my biggest issue with Ole - playing both Fred and McTominey slows us down and hampers our attacking. Fred is just a clueless headless chicken with limitless energy. Moyes actually had the perfect gameplan against us today - we created very little with all the possession that we had.
Agree with this last paragraph, when we do quick one touch passing we cut teams apart.We were both lucky and unlucky today.
Unlucky not to get the pens (at least 2/3), lucky with thr poor pen of theirs.
Great redemption goal and pen save today, both will go a long way.
We do need to play a bit quicker generally, you could see the times we did pick up the tempo (like after their goal) we looked much more dangerous.