The Old Man of Storr wrote:Just finished watching the game - we weren't that bad , just lost concentration for the Atsu goal , the marking for the Diame goal could have been better - as for the free kick , it was an excellent free kick , no doubt about it , had Adrian been a couple of yards to his right he may well have saved it .
Another early goal for Marko , at this rate he's going to break his Premiership goal scoring record of 11 goals for Stoke City , 2015/16 - he could have had another but it went wide of the post .
Marko should take the penalties in Mark's absence .
Ayew made amends from an Andy Carroll knock-down - for the last 20 minutes we searched for an equalizer , we worked hard enough but missed the guile of Lanzini and Noble .
Broadly agree TOMOS, but there were some negative to take note of:
I think we gave them too much respect to begin with, sat too deep, invited too much pressure, and failed to close them down. I think this was a tactical error, and I'd like to see Moyes develop a line up all prepared to force the game and get in their faces.
Some players don't seem with it. Antonio and Kouyate have been too indifferent or too cr*p for too long now. Reid has become more inconsistent. Obiang - well, he was very good for a few games, but then goes and has a couple of stinkers. We can't ignore how Zabaleta is getting done too often each match as well.
But under Moyes, we've got Masuaku and Arnie firing, Noble performing better, and Cresswell and Ogbonna (today aside) looking solid. This still leaves DM, RB, an AM, and at least one Forward to buy in Jan.
Much work ahead.