Pre-Match Line-Up Analysis:
First Half Analysis
There is clearly some changes that need to be made. The main substitution we should make is Rooney off for Lingard, which would allow Anthony Martial to go up top, but I can’t see that happening. Our best player in this half has to be Mata. He’s creating some great chances and is actually attacking the palace back four. We’re hopeful for a better second half where we can hopefully grab a goal or two along with three points.
Second Half Analysis
Okay, so after our poor start to the first half, you’d think we’d start the second half better. But, we didn’t. We started poorly. Darmian had been shocking for the entire game. To top it off, he received a yellow card, which ended up being his fifth of the season. So now we will go into the game against West Brom next week without our two right backs, and if Jones is still unavailable for selection, that’s three players that can play in right back that will be out. However, Ashley Young came on to replace Darmian as he was very close to getting sent off. Young had great positioning while defending and put in a good shift. Maybe we’ll see him as our right back next week.