|corkcitysaint added 17:53 - Sep 20|
Wow, talk about a game of 2 halves..! Swansea dominated possession in the first half and had 2 great chances. One off the bar and one off the line. Well done Plastic ! Would have been happy to escape with a point at that stage.
Sending off changed the game completely. 2nd half, naturally we dominated possession. Got a bit worried when we seemed to be too reliant on the crosses into the box. Goal came with a nice bit of interplay down the right. Good finish from Wanyama (strong toe poke..!) A bonus 3 points after a tough first 40 minutes.
Thank goodness Levy & Rodgers took the deadwood out for us in the summer :)
Roll on Arse nal.
DwightYorkeSuperstar added 19:49 - Sep 20
Poor from Garry. Bottled the second half.
dickythorpe added 20:40 - Sep 20
halftimeorange added 21:14 - Sep 20
Saints played the first half like a team which didn't know each other. Misplaced passes, poor first touches, no assuredness, lack of telling crosses. I felt sure we'd go in at the break one or two down. Then Bony got sent off. Fonte was lucky not to follow, although his second bookable offence was in the opponents penalty area. Second half all changed. We dominated. Swansea flickered but then surprisingly took Dyer off. Then their flame went out but we still weren't our ususl swaggering selves. Tajic tried to set Pelle up on a couple of occasions but the big man's control was poor. The JWP got injured and Wanyama came on. He immediately imposed himself on the game. He made the difference. Have to say Gardos looked very composed. We'll have easier games.
aceofthebase added 21:52 - Sep 20
Job done! No-one has mentioned the assured performance of Florin Gardos. He looked completely in control of his game and his position
smiffdub added 00:28 - Sep 21
Saints played unusual game in the 1st half, sitting back a lot. And then it was Swansea's turn after the sending off. They really sat back. Most teams, even a man down, would have been a shade more enterprising. They let us play around them all the second half. The goal had to come and it did, from the most unlikely source. I though Clyne was our star...both defensively and in attack. Gardos made an impression too...very composed and careful, even if not tested much.
perazi added 04:36 - Sep 21
A game we were fortunate to win - Swansea really bossed the first half and obviously the sending off (justified) changed the course of the match. Second half changes in midfield were key to better showing, Davis and especially Big Vic made a big difference. Special mention to both CB's who played a half each. Yoshida for taking the brunt of Bony's aggression and stood firm and Gardos who despite being under little pressure looked composed and athletic. Bertrand man-of-the-match.
bigrob68 added 07:03 - Sep 21
birminghamsaint added 10:28 - Sep 21
I thought too that the Ref ruined the game. I'm not sure why Yoshida was replaced at half time (injured possibly) but it would have been the right decision anyway from Koeman, as Yoshi had been booked in the first half and I reckon the Ref might have tried to even up the red cards. I think we missed Steven Davis in the first half, as our ball retention was really poor.
SaintGeorge added 18:09 - Sep 21
"Long" time no see - I hope.
Clyne Fonte Aldi/Florian Bertrand
DAVIS (DAVIS DAVIS DAVIS) Morgan Cork *or JWP
SELL SHANE LONG he's nowhere near, absolutely nowhere near
Man of the match Fabianski - unbelievable sense of positioning and safe, safe hands. Sign the fùcker now!
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