Still reasons to be cheerful after 3-0 loss
wasn’t on the mark on Saturday and even let the second goal slide through his legs on the line. It begs the question why was he there to start with and not Ben Mee perhaps, but it resulted in his substitution for Westwood, that’s saying something.
Some great facts for us though, it’s only the second time we’ve conceded 2 or more goals this season, the first time being when we beat the champions. Think back to this time a few years previously and we were firm bottom having lost 3-1 to Chelsea in our season opener at Turf Moor.
It’s surreal how things change like that.
If we look at the positives, we’re still top half of the table, a couple more wins will secure that. What we can take from Saturday is that we’re still not willing to roll over and give up, even to teams like City that are heads and tails better than us.
We pressed high up the pitch even when we were already 1-0 down and I think that takes a lot of gall. We could’ve let our heads drop like we used to, but we didn’t. We face Newcastle back at Turf Moor on Monday who currently sit just one point above us now, so it could prove to be a tasty match.
Our home record hasn’t been as impressive so far, so I won’t hold my breath, but I’m sure we’ll have taken solace from the last match and go in willing to win.