- May 27, 2013
Butland, Aarons, Milenkovic, Todibo, Davies, Sottil, Bellingham (Sunjic), Garner, Jones (Gotts), Heredia (Jutkiewicz), Martinez
A good start to the month as we get 3 points away from home against Leicester. It is going to be a tough month so I’m hoping we can continue to get results like this.
Henderson, Justin, Milenkovic, Pierie, Seddon, Podence, Sunjic, Witek, Bulbul, Nketiah, Jutkiewicz
A good win in the first leg but the own goal from Sunjic gives them an away goal which could be important come the second leg. They didn’t have a single shot on target in the game and didn’t deserve the goal but now we have to go into the second leg knowing that if we lose 1-0 we will be going out of the competition.
Butland, Aarons, Milenkovic (Pierie), Todibo, Davies, Sottil, Bellingham, Garner, Jones, Heredia, Martinez
An incredible win here as we were ruthless in front of goal. Two goals in the last two minutes of the game made the score line look even better but the game was over before them when it was 4-1. This win means we are almost certain of securing Champions League football for next season.
Henderson, Gotts, Milenkovic, Pierie, Justin, Podence, Sunjic (Bellingham), Witek, Jones, Nketiah (Heredia), Jutkiewicz
It wasn’t a classic performance but it was enough to see us through thanks to the late goal from Pierie. When we scored the early goal it looked like we were going to coast through but they got back into it and it looked like it was going to extra time before Pierie scored from a corner to take us through to the semi finals.
Butland, Aarons (Gotts), Milenkovic, Todibo, Davies, Podence, Bellingham, Garner, Bulbul, Martinez, Heredia (Jutkiewicz)
Another good win here against at Southampton team that seem to be in free fall. For the first half of the season it looked like we were going to battle with them for a Europa League place but while we have kicked on, they have dropped down and are looking like a mid table team now.
Butland, Gotts, Todibo, Pierie, Davies, Podence, Sunjic, Garner, Bulbul (Jones), Nketiah, Jutkiewicz (Heredia)
A much tighter score line than it should have been as Reading at right at the bottom of the table and we shouldn’t have needed to rely on a 20 yard strike from Sunjic to get us the points. They defended well but eventually we got that goal we needed.
Butland, Aarons, Milenkovic, Pierie, Davies, Podence (Gotts), Bellingham, Witek, Jones (Bulbul), Heredia, Martinez
A great win here against another big side. We really are capable of matching anyone at the moment. We got the goal early on and then we also missed a penalty in the second half that would have made our lives a bit more comfortable but in the end it wasn’t needed as we held on for the win.
Butland, Gotts, Todibo, Pierie, Justin, Sottil (Davies), Sunjic, Garner, Jones, Heredia (Nketiah), Jutkiewicz (Martinez)
The score line and the time we scored makes it look like we stole a point here but really we deserved all 3. They had two shots on target in the whole game while we had 10 but they took the lead and then held on until the very last minute where Martinez made sure we got at least a point from the game.
Butland, Aarons, Milenkovic, Todibo, Davies (Seddon), Podence, Bellingham (Sunjic), Witek, Bulbul, Heredia (Nketiah), Martinez
Similar situation to what happened with Leipzig here as we win the first leg at home but the away for them means we will have to be very careful in the second leg.
Butland, Justin, Milenkovic (Todibo), Pierie, Seddon, Sottil, Sunjic, Garner, Jones (Bulbul), Heredia (Jutkiewicz), Nketiah
A nice win here to end the month as Heredia gets a couple of goals which is good as he hadn’t scored since the we mauled Tottenham very early in this month. Garner also got a goal which is good as he has quietly had a very good month for us.
A busy, busy month as we played 10 games in 30 days. If we had beaten Man City in the FA Cup last month it probably could have been 11 games as well. Anyway a busy month has meant we have relied on rotating the squad and everyone has put in an incredible shift as we went the entire month unbeaten. The defence is still a little too open as we kept on 3 clean sheets out of the 10 games but we scored in every game and I even got the achievement of scoring in 30 games in a row this month, we really have been incredibly consistent in front of goal. Next month will bring everything to an end as we face Arsenal in the second leg and possibly the final if we can past them while we have 3 league games left and have somehow played our way into being involved in a title race, although its unlikely we will win it.
Player of the Month
Garner has done exactly what I brought him in for and that is he has given us more control over games. He is playing in a DLP role and he has given us more control in games and a player that a lot of our football now runs through.