For me the issue wasn't so much the type of free-kick we took, but that we took so long doing it.
If it had really been the last minute then, fine, get all your pawns in place for one last assault. But there were two minutes left and it was pretty much midfield, Noble was about to take a quickie, and I thought we stood a better chance playing through.
I couldn't work out if we were going for it or time-wasting for a draw.
Just before the free kick, Diop takes a throw in from near the halfway line. He has three unmarked teammates level with him, with no Brigton players near them. Instead he throws it back to Fabianski, in fact it's a weak throw and Fabianski has to come ten yards outside his area to collect it. He plays a ten yard pass to Ogbonna, who was open for the throw-in in the first place and ran back from the halfway line to collect it - poor guy ran about 70 yards to be back where he could have received the ball in the first place.
I'm a little bit concerned that halfway through the season we still don't seem to know what to do in certain situations - nearly all set pieces of any kind.
On the free kick we were discussing, Antonio initially stayed out wide, before the free kick was held up for him to be beckoned into the middle - but 30 seconds had elapsed before anyone thought he ought to be there
Maybe Pellegrini focusues on open play, and I deserve BFS as manager.