Zero tolerance of Numpty's
Hard to argue with much of this but as posted earlier, this is Man City who won with a goal before we started and were hanging on and time wasting at the end, I thought we did well enough with key players missing and a draw would have been a fair result.Some observations:
1) Sissoko put in one hell of a shift tonight. He saved Trippier's arse on more than one occasion with his tracking back. Yes, he lacks a final product but you cannot question the work ethic.
2) Lamela was excellent again, with the obvious exception being that he completely bottled a glorious opportunity. He is another guy who works very hard. For me, he has been our best player so far this season.
3) Trippier was awful and has been for much of the campaign. His delivery at set pieces was poor and lack of awareness a real concern.
4) Davies is barely holding his spot. Is offering nothing going forward right now.
5) Either Kane has to volunteer to take a rest or the gaffer needs to tell him to take some time off. He is heavy-legged and has played too much football. I don't actually care who replaces him but he needs to take a break. Either Son plays up front or we use Llorente...I really don't give a shit but it is obvious that Kane is overworked. A fresh, fit Kane buries both chances he got in this game. This version of Kane is battling though.
6) I am not sure what Dier offers. He either needs to win the ball or kick the shit out of the opposition. He doesn't really do either.
7) Dembele had a reasonable game but he is not the enforcer he once was. Time might be catching up with the great man.