No Mesut, no Rambo – what’s the point of two top class strikers with no-one to feed them then?
Wobbly dithered and we were one down in the opening seconds of the match.
However, there followed a period of commendable effort from the whole team and the equaliser gave everyone a boost. We even looked as though we might sneak something.
The offside second put the kibosh on a positive half time talk.
Zero efforts on goal. Hmmm.
Hand of Sergio third goal.
Not as bad a scoreline as it might have been and at least City cut the dippers’ lead, albeit temporarly (maybe).
Nobody’s expectations were very high for the game and at least we had over half an hour on level terms.
Leno – good second half … 7
Lichtsteiner – just not up to it … 4
Mustafi – injured – good or bad? … 4
Koscielny – a goal stooping when Lukaku’s size 12s must have been fresh in his mind … 6
Monreal – part of the mediocre nature of the team performance … 5
Kolasinac – not much to say … 5
Torreira – will be hoping his second season is in a better team … 6
Guendouzi – such a willing lad – shame he had little support … 7
Iwobi – such a bad start, never really recovered … 4
Lacazette – tried hard again … 6
Aubameyang – no service … 5
Suarez – a debut of microscopic proportions – best forgotten all round … 5
Ramsey – no effect on a poor second half whatsoever … 5
Mavropanos – A fit centre back – Hooray … 6
Emery – a hiding to nothing game in most senses – if we’d played a more attacking line up and got more severely thrashed, there would have been just as many complaining … 5
Pep Wagner – could he do it without the half a billion pounds budget? – not in the same way, that’s for certain … 6