Despite a dodgy ref, a dubious penalty decision, Leicester players fouling without sanction and 10 foxes defending with their lives, we got a well deserved win yesterday with two heroes coming off the bench and moving us to within two points of the leaders.
It was a game which had me on the edge of my seat for the whole ninety-five minutes, often screaming and shouting at the screen, watching us miss chances that should have been put away, of dominant possession and a referee who had lost the plot.
However, three points is three points and it was needed at this stage in the season to keep our hopes alive. It was great to see Welbeck back on the pitch and his last second goal sent me running, jumping and screaming around the room. It was as if we’d won the Cup final.
What I witnessed was generally a well played game by us, ok, we missed some clear goal scoring opportunities but overall, we played well. My only worry was Sanchez, didn’t have a good game from what I saw and he often dribbled the ball into trouble, eventually losing possession. Perhaps he was trying too hard to win the game single-handedly? But I was disappointed to see him like that.
Despite all the mind games from Ranieri about them not being under pressure, in the first half Leicester definitely looked nervous at times. Will the pressure on them now take it’s toll in lost points in the next few games? If it does then the title race could be between us and the Spervs…. which would make it even more vital that we win the fucking thing and keep them below us.
We now have a busy schedule ahead, Hull in the FA Cup, then Barca at the Emirates and then Man United away. There are rumours today that Maureen could be appointed before our game at Old Trafford, that would be fucking typical, that we get to have to play that cunt and his mind games. However, I don’t think he’ll have enough time to do something positive with another mediocre team.
So we are still in it, but still a way to go and two more crucial games away to City and the N17 shadow dwellers. It’s going to be a bumpy ride but yesterdays game would have instilled some much needed confidence in the team and we have Danny boy back….. could he make the difference?