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Monday, 5 December 2016

Justice Done But Nobody Saw It.

 I didn't see it.

 The JimmyG2 Column
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I've always liked Swansea. A footballing side but with not enough footballers to make it work. We transferred their best player, Gylfi Sigurdsson because he wasn't good enough. That's the gap and on Saturday it showed.

I liked Gylfi, a taller Icelandic version of Eriksen in many ways and would like to have kept him but sentiment has no place today in such a competitive world.

It took us until nearly half time and a  penalty cunningly earned by Dele to make the breakthrough. But after that we overran them and the statistics tell the story.

We had 28 shots, 15 of them on target: they had only one shot and it didn't trouble Hugo. 5-0 is a fair reflection of the game. Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen got pairs, Son scored a cracker and Wanyama missed a sitter.

Mauricio didn't see the penalty incident and Bob Bradley said the referee was unsighted, such is the modern game. Apparently Mourinho didn't see the penalty incident either in the Everton game.

Oh Mr. Wenger what have you done? Diplomatic blindness runs rife in all sports these days. 'I didn't see it' the football manager's mantra.

We were 4-0 up on 69 minutes and Winks and Onomah could have been straight on. Sissoko could have waited a little longer or been kept fresh for Wednesday. At least he supplied the assist for Eriksen's second.

We consolidated our top five position with United and Everton drawing and Liverpool surprisingly surrendering a two goal lead to lose to Bournemouth and improved our goal difference at the same time.

We also gave ourselves a lift ahead of another important week. If we avoid defeat against CSKA Moscow we go into the Europa which would give the wider squad more opportunities. A balance of youth and experience always works best.

Carter-Vickers, Onomah, Winks, N'koudou, Janssen and perhaps Carroll might all start along with Toby getting in some minutes before the weekend. A strong bench would help in an emergency.

On Sunday we can make a hefty dent in United's season and give ourselves a little more lily-white water between ourselves and the chasing pack, now six points behind.

A draw at Old Trafford wouldn't be a disaster but we might find ourselves nine points off the pace if Chelsea go charging on as they are at the moment. In the end draws are not good enough at this stage.
'No more drawers' as the actress said...

So nobody saw it but it a was fair enough result in the end.It could have been more but let's not be greedy.

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Well they missed this one. The Press returns, bags of effort and some nice football too. Harry back on form, Eriksen and Dele buzzing. Not much to see of Swansea but then they didn't do much. No clear view of 'the incident' in any of the videos I've seen.


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