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Well then you play him till you have to take him off and then bring gomes on when the games has slowed down and suits him more.
Absolutely baffling not starting allan. Massive mistake by Ferguson as well as starting townsend.
But he made the change early though. I don't think Gomes was the reason we conceded rather he was a weak link on some of their attacks (which were mainly shots outside the box).
The same could've happened on the reverse if Allan went off in the 2nd half and they got more of a foothold on the game. It's what could've happened not what happened.
3 in midfield would've got us at least a point which is to blame Dunc for. But comparative to anything under Benitez is was clearly an improvement. They looked like a unit even if it wasn't pretty