Monday, September 25

It's not all Andy's fault

Andy Carroll has come in for some rather unfair criticism since the Spurs game. Yes, he played a bad pass for the first goal, when he was still getting used to the game having come on as a sub, but an error on the half-way line shouldn't necessarily result in a goal. The defence was equally to blame, with Cresswell and Ogbonna (who probably needs a few more games to regain full sharpness after his long-term injury) failing to track Alli and Kane. 

For the second goal it wasn't exactly a Carroll "mistake" as the BBC feed called it. He lost a 50/50 challenge with Vertonghen near the halfway line, but again it shouldn't have resulted in a goal as Alli and Kane again lost Zabaleta and the there centre backs In the second half Carroll caused Spurs some problems, drawing a lot of fouls, one of which resulted in a red card for Aurier, and winning quite a few headers against three very effective centre backs. He could have had a penalty in the dying minutes too. 

What we really need to do is find a way of getting Carroll and Hernandez further up the pitch where can they can do some damage at the other end.

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