This was much more like it. In some way it was a continuation of some improved performances of recent weeks (which were not rewarded with good results then), but also it felt like a breath of fresh air to play in a different competition, where teams might not be as inoculated to our style and the refereeing doesn’t make you want to tear your hear out or go on a murder spree. In fairness Leipzig could have scored at least one, but we got a bit of luck or Alli saved us. There was a bit of much-needed fortune at the other end too with both our goals coming through clear 1 on 1’s after dreadful defensive mistakes from the opposition. The much-discussed midfield was fully in control until the substitutions with Thiago in particular getting lots of timely interventions without fouling and Jones as confident as ever with the ball at his feet. Defensively, Kabak went about his business with minimum of fuss and even Trent was a picture of concentration and alertness. I’m especially happy for Alisson whose split-second decision-making was back to being excellent after a hellish week. Finally about the subs, I though Shaq did OK but Ox was pretty bad yet again - but I understand the reasoning for it; we need fresh legs on Sunday. Now let’s go and destroy some blue shite.