It was superb. Patience, skill, intelligence.
What I particularly liked was the fact that obviously when they got together at half time, the Count just refined a couple of things to work on, then put it into practice. It was obvious that a goal was likely to come from getting a fullback or Milner round the back, but there had been a lack of bodies in the six yard box, too many defenders to get the ball through & a lack of end product.
Tried it for a bit with Milner, didn't quite come off, so on comes Jovetic to drag the defenders about, Zabba sneaks through unawares now Milner has gone, Dzeko fights like fuck to get near post; goal. Pure raggery in a way.
I don't think it's a coincidence that Dzeko has just picked up two near post goals in two games 2nd half. The Count has reminded him at half time to get in there & reminded the others to put the ball in there.
We had this nailed early season then lost our way with it. Great to see it coming back together.The pissartist formerly known as Ted
Ha, Ted, the telling thing for me was that Pellers was so shrewd. Any coont could see by the twentieth unmet cross we needed an extra striker. But most, including me, would have taken off Garcia, well as he played. Taking off Jimmie which gave the space for Zab to run into and Dave to open was absolute class.