I wasn’t really convinced. The back three became glaringly unnecessary about an hour in. We were dominated possession and conceding no chances so we didn’t need 5 defenders and Fernandinho. Pep still doesn’t change it and waits until the 65 minute mark to make a change only to put Sane at wingback. Baffling. Sane shouldn’t play wingback ever again, simple as that. We should’ve had a penalty though for that handball and we had a wrongly ruled offside goal. Three points.
Happy with everything, first game , away, clean sheet and a couple of goals, what is not to be happy with. If I had one little moan after the first goal I would have taken 2/3 off because brighton did not offer enough to be a threat. I would have brought on bernadino, Sane and Sterling earlier
If we are going to be a tad critical, IF, you could say we wasted loads of chances to have had that game wrapped up by half time. To be honest 4 or 5 nil wouldn’t have been an injustice. That said, away from home, new side, raised by crowd, 11 behind the ball, ref letting some tackles slide for home team, 2 goals scored, none conceded, no injuries, I’d say job well and truly done. Walker looked very good, Danni did too and keeper only dropped ball once so all good.