peter49uk wrote:Defenders lacking discipline cost big time Saturday why did Cresswell leave his man when there were two others covering the player he went too, ball gets played out right, no Cresswell in sight, Ogbonna makes an attempt to close the fellow down half heartedly, ball gets played in where Ogbonna should have been 1-0, then it looks to me Cresswell points and looks at Ogbonna to say you should have been there.
Second goal Fredericks switches off stands there cursing his luck for just what he did, but stay switched on he looks up then steps up, fellows off side no goal. Really poor in my opinion.
Watch the highlights on the WHU site.
Good lord...Cresswell was right to step, Ogbonna was right to track, and it was a sly run between Fredricks and Diop from Hoilett, with Diop falling to mark Niasse. If anything Fredricks should have been giving a shout/continued with Hoilett and he's the only person you don't kill on that goal. Maybe he did even, sometimes you just get beat.
Probably helps if Snodgrass doesn't lay a ball off to nobody in the first place. On the second goal Snodgrass also puts in zero effort to play Fabianski's ball out, immediately putting the backline under pressure.
Fredricks didn't cover himself in glory with his defensive touch which led to the goal, but I don't think there was much chance he would have recovered in time after making a recovery sprint and getting turned inside and out by Hoilett.
The defense didn't cover itself in glory but our front five were consistently careless, handing the ball over to Camarasa in wide open space with three pacey guys in front of him.