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he is having a go at me because last year when we were winning games but playing shite I was expressing concern that although we were winning games I dodnt think it would last as its rare to continue to outperform your Xg
Given the way our form tailed off I'd suggest I was probably right
Brighton were very strong on Xg last year which is why they go into games a lot more fancied by bookies than their league position would suggest
They were basically straight at him. Especially the third. I still donít know how that ball managed to pass through him, osmosis like. Iím laying the blame completely on him. Obviously Digne made a huge contribution and what the #### was Godfrey doing for their third?
Up until they scored, to me it felt like if anyone was going to nick a goal and win the game it was going to be us. Itís all fine margins. If gray had got a bit more curl on his shot, if Rondon was just a bit more match fit, if Keane had got a better contact on that free header.
I was really disappointed after the game. But after watching the highlights again and looking at the numbers, apart from the score it wasnít as bad as it felt. Both Vilaís and our Xg was 0.8 which indicates how close and finely balanced the game was until will sort of gave up and lost our shape after their second.
I hope James is available for Norwich. If thereís ever game this season for him to come in and have a huge influence, surely itís the most porous team in the league at home.