Fernandes double leaves Albion with no complaints

Fernandes double leaves Albion with no complaints

A ball out of play, a possible offside and a deflection. It says a lot when a team can concede possibly the killer goal in such circumstances and still have no complaints about defeat. Albion went down 3-0 at home to a Manchester United side led by two-goal Bruno Fernandes last night. United were very good at both ends of the park and wrapped up the scoring with a high-speed counter attack which seemed to come from another, more conquering, era. It could have been Scholes to Giggs to Cole rather than Matic to Greenwood to Fernandes as they broke away to make it 3-0 early in the second half. That goal, converted on the volley by Fernandes, was seen by many as the killer blow. Certainly by Graham Potter, the head coach who had made two substitutions at half-time and had seen his side start the second period brightly. But, if you are being less generous to the Seagulls and felt the second goal on the half-hour left them with too much to do, then it was a curious one to concede. Mason Greenwood did well to almost keep the ball in play but it seemed on replays to have gone out of play in front of the East Stand. As the move continued and was switched to the United left, Luke Shaw got the benefit of a very tight VAR offside call – the type we have seen go against attacking sides this season – as he got in behind a lax Davy Propper. And ...
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