Cahill was brilliant in the CM role and my MOTM. He has to be a squad player next season but tonight and a few other performances show he still has a role for certain games and coming off the bench but more often than not in CM not ACM.
Jags can't take all the blame tonight. Heitinga was piss poor the whole match. Jags actually took 2 unfortunate deflections in the battle for there goal and with johnny there also between them they should of dealt with it. Overall jags was better than heitinga tonight!
I can't agree with any of those points, bar one.
1. Cahill was not MOTM - it was either Pienaar or Fellaini for me.
2. Whilst Cahill offered a good work-rate and helped out the defence, his overall play wasn't great (wasn't as poor as Osman's second half though).
3. Jags was in the better position to bring Jerome down just outside the centre circle. He then ran in front on Jerome trying to first tackle and then block the shot. Johnny originally came around on the cover (so Jags wouldn't have been sent off if he brought him down) and then backed away as Jagielka had assumed the responsibility for the player.
4. The one thing we agree on is that it wasn't Johnny's finest game, but I think that was due to their physical and aerial presence and his centre-back partnership with Jags. Had Distin have been in the position that Jags was, I don't think we'd have conceded.
Also, one other point, I thought Distin left Gueye very isolated last night. Showed how much work Baines gets through to constantly offer something on the left.