THE TOON ATTACK THE FAR STRETFORD END GOAL
DURIN' THE 1st HALF
(VIEW FROM ROW 21, SEAT 30 IN THE AWAY END)
Wor last ever away game of the decade ended with a 4-1 defeat at 'The Theatre of Muppets', mainly due to inexplicable defensive errors on wor part, and nowt to dee with Moan Us superiority!
NUFC actually took the lead in the 17th minute when Matty Longstaff raced up the pitch unchallenged and planted the baall into the corner of the net at The Stretford End to send the 3,000 Toon fans in the opposite 'Scoreboard End/East Stand Corner', into ecstasy!
The lead didn't last lang though, when a horrendous handlin' error by Dubravka in the Toon goal from a Martial shot, ended with the baall gannin through hiz fingers and into the net for the equaliser in the 24th minute!
Worse woz to follow when Schar inexplicableee gave the baall to Moan Us Greenwood and he repaid the misstake with a shot which went in off the bar to give the home side the lead in the 36th minute!
More self inflicted wounds were added 5 mins later when Willems failed miserably to stop a cross by Bissaka, which foond Rashford's heed and unmarked, he made nee misstayk from a few yards oot!
It took Moan U just 6 minutes of the 2nd half to get their 4th when Sean Longstaff made a horrendous back pass and Martial latched onto it and raced doon the pitch to chip Dubravka to complete wor misery!
The anly suprize woz that the home side didn't add to their scoreline az we tried in vain to get anothaa goal.
We need a 40 million poond striker for certain---but NOT the one who currently occupies the number 9 shirt for us, az he woz non affective yet again!
Verdict: Matty Longstaff woz wor hero for a few minutes, but with the help of hiz brother Sean's horrendous error, plus that of Dubravka, Schar and Willems, they were the ZERO's of the afternoon! ---"Oh brother!"
Toon team: Dubravka, Manquillo, Lejeune, Fernandez, Schar (Krafth 88), Willems, M. Longstaff, S. Longstaff, Almiron (Yedlin 63), Joelinton, Gayle (Atsu 69)
Attendance: 73, 206 (3,000 noisy Toon fans, who had nowt to cheer at the end!)
*The pre match 'garglin' session' took place here, next to the BBC TV studios in Salford Quays! (A 20 minute waalk from the groond)