There really is little more to say. The best moments of the afternoon were 1) Rob Mason’s interview with Nick Barnes about being ‘let go’ by the club from his exemplary editing of the club programme (another rotten SAFC decision, but what a noble interview without a trace of bittneress) and 2) the sight of Bradley Lowery being carried on to the pitch beforehand by Jermain Defoe. For the rest, David Moyes got it right a couple of days ago – he and the players should have been hanging their heads in shame. Here are his usual post-match thoughts, …
“It was the most disappointing performance we have had for a long time.
Most of the games for the last month or so I’d say there were spells where we played well, but I’m not sure we deserved something today.
Ultimately, the first goal was really the turning point.
Jordan [Pickford] has been superb all year.
He has been undoubtedly our best player all season and he just come for something which really wasn’t there for him to come near.
The first goal was ultimately going to be really important and they got it.
We had some disruptions with injuries but the worst thing was that we conceded again before half time and that didn’t allow us to set up for the second half to get back into the game.
We didn’t play well enough and overall I can’t say we did enough to deserve anything from the game.”