Manchester City 3 Arsenal 1
Aguero 1 Koscielny 11 Aguero 44 Aguero 61
Why was Iwobi at right back?
Why was Lichtsteiner on the pitch?
Iwobi can work up and down the left, linking with Kolasinac,Laca and Auba. But that’s all he can do.
He was a fish out of water, a rabbit in the headlights.
It was a suicidal decision to select him in that position.
As John McEnroe used to say, “You cannot be serious!”
Matteo Guendouzi is a dynamic athlete who will shape games in the future and Lucas Torreira is a superb all-round footballer who would improve just about any club you care to name.
Those two should be playing in a coherent team that has a proper structure and a reliable defence.
Weighing up the match, I didn’t think City were unbeatable. And I don’t believe they’ll retain the title.
But I knew Arsenal had no chance. I reckoned Unai Emery would need a miracle to get a draw.
Iwobi, playing in the wrong sector of the pitch, proceeded to lose the game in 48 seconds.
Iwobi fiddled around on the corner on his penalty area and lost the ball to Laporte, who crossed for Aguero to score with a crouching header and then Monreal flicked on an inswinging Torreira corner and Koscielny equalised with another crouching header.
I had a bet on City to score first and win.
And then backed Over 2.5 goals in the game and City to win.
Earlier I started to watch the Man United-Leicester game but gave up after 15 minutes.
Right back Ricardo found Pogba with a suicide pass into midfield and he lifted a pass over the defence for Rashford to score an excellent early goal.
Can’t really comment on the rest of the game but it seems as if United just sat back too much, content to win 1-0.
Maybe Ole Interim Solskjaer really fancies the job but why did the team play belt-and-braces defensive football when they were 1-0 up at home to Leicester City? Is he really that scared of Jamie Vardy?
I wanted to stay fresh for the Arsenal game at 4.30, so I printed out 20 pages of my memoir, a section about what Jan and I were doing in New York in 1980, before we had the kids, and editing that was fun and easy. I love crossing out the words a sentence doesn’t need and deleting the sentences a page doesn’t need.