I don't really know what to make of last night... One thing is certain, United know how to put us all through the mincer
On Lundstrum... I didn't notice him last night, watching in iFollow. And I think that's a good thing. He's not Coutts, but we knew that and if he was as good as Coutts he'd probably be unhappy sitting on the bench until now. He had a solid game without standing out (for right or wrong reasons).
However, on What's App someone asked "what has Lundstrum not done that Coutts would have done". I don't want to be too harsh on Lundstrum because I think he did alright, but what Coutts does is protect Fleck. Fleck's style of play means he takes risks and does give the ball away quite alot. 8 out of 10 times he pulls off that amazing through pass or turns the opponent to create space, but on the other occasions he loses the ball - but like the shopkeeper in Mr Ben Coutts pops out of nowhere to win the ball back.
Lundstrum isn't as good as Coutts at winning the ball back and being in the right place at the right time, but he's young and he'll learn.
I think this is also why Fleck maybe didn't have as good a game as we're used to as we don't normally see his mistakes because Coutts tidies them up, we only see his amazing passes and dribbles... Wouldn't change that for the world, and if that was a "bad" game by Fleck's standards then we're more than OK.
After we scored, Fulham had a period of domination and looked likely to score (I even had a quid on them to score next). However, we started to dominate again and suddenly we looked the most likely to score again, then out of nowhere their equaliser was given away.
I missed their 2nd because I'd switched to the SkyBet app to spend some of my new winnings on us winning the game 2-1. When I got there SkyBet said it was already 1-2, and I switched back to iFollow just in time to see them celebrating
Their 3rd, yes 2CV should have tracked their scorer, but I also thought Blackman's positioning should have been better and he could have cut out the cross.
Fulham were good last night, right from the start I could see that they were one of the better teams we've faced (they actually reminded me a bit of us). They matched us in closing down which is not something they usually do according to a Fulham fan I know (lazy bastards was the term used) which is probably why several of their players were laid out at the end.
Teams are starting to realise we're not cloggers and are changing theor tactics accordingly. We're going to have to learn to combat that going forward...
Towards the end, it was like Bassett was back in charge. 2 at the back no midfield and everyone else up front. The right tactics to play when you're losing at home with time running out and it nearly paid off for us... CW certainly has balls.