Well well well… We put things straight back in another London derby…Our shock loss on Day 1 to Brentford is now avenged, courtesy of a good display of football.
Throughout the first half, we were the dominating team and then in the second half, our domination continued although our visitors did cause us some scare at times but overall, it was a well managed game at home and our academy players scored again, Odegaard was in good form and we finished the game with 11 players on the pitch.
ESR had a very good display today and I thought Odegarrd was scintillating especially in the first half. Saka was tremendous and Lacazette had a decent game and improved it with his assist…The most disappointing player today was…Partey. The rest did well and Pepe did well when on the pitch…
Here are the ratings:
Ramsdale: 6, not much to do
Cedric: 7, defended well and attacked with purpose
White: 7, did his job well
Gabriel: 7, another solid display
Tierney: 7, his usual self: industrious
Partey: 6, weak shots and terrible passes at times…but overall, ok
Xhaka: 7, a mature display
Saka: 8, a goal and a constant threat
Ode: 8, wonderful first half and good second half.
ESR: 8.5, MOTM with a goal and a good display
Laca: 7, should not have been offside in the first half but made up for it with an assist and energetic display
Subs: Pepe (positive and encouraging display), Nketiah (N/A)
So we are standing in the sixth place, level on points with West Ham, 1 point behind Man Utd and with 2 games in hand compared to Utd and 3 in hand when it comes to West Ham…It is not looking to shabby – let us hope that City punishes Spurs although at the moment it is a draw