Immediate thoughts on that performance?
- Burke has a lot to learn (although it IS good to see him played)
- Cresswell and Jenkinson showed once again their importance in terms of quality delivery from the flanks
- Valencia out wide? Nah, not for me.
- Kouyate is a decent acquisition.
- How Noble has just earned a new 5 year deal has to be one of the great mysteries of our time, along with how Carlton Cole is even allowed to grace the bench.
- Nolan is spent (I know that’s not news).
- Allardyce needs to buy the ref a pint. Penalty, yes. Red card? Not in a million years.
- Allardyce needs to buy the ref another pint. The tackle by Jenks on Ings in the 2nd half when the latter would have been clean through on goal actually should have been a red card. I suspect Mr Dyche will be saying as much.
- Adrian, once again, had a good game.
- Downing is another wasted out wide.
We failed to move the ball quickly and take advantage of 10 man Burnley and, in my view, got away with it today. They had several more than decent chances.
A pretty average performance, even if the possession stats were a tad higher than in recent weeks.