Congratulations to players, staff and fans. Ralph kept the 4-2-2-2 shape and we looked dangerousn and focused with a good game plan and could actually easily have been 4-0 up when Norwich suddenly scored to 2-1 with 30 minutes left. It then started to become a bit nervy, but we fought for the points - made some intelligent substitutions - and ultimately took the 3 points. Norwich could easily have equalised in injury time to be honest - which would have been a disaster - but fortunately Byrant missed his double chance, the first chance blocked by Yoshida, the second one he missed target. Ings continued his great goal scoring form and after 7 points from 3 games our season has more or less re-started - with top 10 suddenly very much within reaching distance. Let´s hope we keep it going and avoid injuries, and then who knows what we can achieve. I am glad the club stood by Ralph during the storm and it´s good to hear him express thankfulness for the club having kept trust in him and for the crisis learning experience which he has taken something good from. Good to see Bertrand score and now we need other players to start scoring some goals - not least Che Adams - good to see him get some playing time yesterday, and he did well with his energetic display.
All in all a great home win, and with 2 out of 2 we can hope that, once again, St. Mary´s will be a difficult place to come for our opponents. Now, let´s do all we can to beat Newcastle away on saturday. COYS! <3
Enjoyed watching it. Just wish I didn't have to watch the last 20 minutes through my clenched fingers. We never make it easy for ourselves.
Just hope a bit of confidence is starting to embed itself.
The other team gets a goal and I swear six of our players disappear.
Whilst Romeu and Yoshida were good replacements at the time, it is the managers job to tell them ALL to focus their sights and efforts upfield.