My Sky box failed to record the match despite me sending a request via their app 4 hours earlier! SO annoyed.
Can anyone give me a gist of what went down? Was it an all encompassing thumping win like the score suggests? Is Stones now banned for 3 cup matches?
It was a thumping, could easily have been a few more. Even after we went down to 10 we could have 2 or 3 more goals.
We just had a great zip about our play, passed the ball really quickly and the players seemed really confident to get on the ball and move it around. Players like Barkley who have been really poor recently suddenly had the confidence flowing, he was getting on the ball, keeping it, receiving it with players around him and having the belief to turn them, win free kicks, go past players. Barry another who has been in poor form was brilliant all night, won anything that was near him, moved the ball well and got a couple of assists. Lukaku was fantastic, not just his goals his all round play was brilliant.
Stones was a bit shaky on a few occasions and just panicked after he made a mistake. Hopefully a one game ban, would be in the prem so hoping the same rules apply.
If it had finished 6 or 7 goals couldn't have argued we had the chances to get that. Lukaku missed 2 sitters after his hat trick which he doesn't normally do. They missed a pen, Howard made one brilliant save and McCarthy made a great clearance off the line onto the post. Plus our second goal was offside so a lot went for us also, but I think the way the players went out there and performed they deserved those breaks and got a result they more than deserved.