I’ve delayed writing this until today because I wanted a chance to see the replay of the penalty incident first on Match of the Day.
Let’s be honest about it, it was a dive. Not as bad as the David N’gog one for Liverpool but it was never a penalty. If it had been given against us we would have been fuming. Bearing in mind the N’gog incident this is a case of things balancing out over the course of a season so we are even now. The resulting spot kick was well taken by McFadden which I hope will help his confidence.
Apart from that it was a largely forgettable game with the only other noteable incident being the linesman being attacked by the corner flag. How that corner flag was able to stay on the pitch afterwards I’ll never know.
Let’s hope the team can raise themselves for next weeks cup game against a Portsmouth team who have nothing else to play for.