This is one of the more difficult reports to write this season. When we stink it’s easy, the anger flows and there’s a lot to get my teeth into. When we’re really good it’s a doddle too; the feel good factor makes it easy to just ride that wave of happiness. Games like this though? Tough.
There’s nothing to get particularly upset about and very little to take from it from a positive perspective either. It was a nothing game, very little happened. Even the goal isn't memorable. We won but didn’t really deserve to. 0-0 would have been the right result overall but we got a penalty and that was the only difference between the sides.
I’ll probably keep this one short as I’ve still got to do the round up for this week and there are loads of games to cover. Besides, how can it not be brief? Barely anything happened. The only noteworthy moment was the penalty and for some reason that's being talked about as being controversial.
Fuck off, it's an absolute stonewall pen. Nunez nips in to rob the defender as he's about to clear. He knows the defender is going to be taking a wild swing at fresh air so he's trying to avoid that but that affects his balance and then he's clipped as he tries to evade the challenge and he ends up on the floor.
It genuinely shocks me that it's become a controversy. It's been forensically examined in slow motion to see if there's 'contact' but it doesn't even fucking matter whether there is or not in an incident like that. But for the record there is. Look at that from the ref's point of view and it's the most obvious pen you'll see. There isnt a ref in the world who isn't giving that, and once it's given VAR isn't going to overturn that because guess what? IT'S A FUCKING PENALTY!