Blues’ win over Swansea City leaves Andy Munro hopeful.
With two sides desperate for points (although for different reasons), this was never going to be a classic but it was the final result that was all that mattered.
In fairness, Blues deserved the points with statistics showing that they had more touches in the opposition box, more shots and more shots on target than their opponents. However, the most notable aspect was Blues high press and general energy, completely missing in the era of Manuel Mismanagement.
Despite missing a penalty, Blues notched a second one when Scott Hogan showed the Juke how it should be done. Overall, it was a more than decent performance with everybody working their proverbial socks off. Perhaps, if i were to be critical, then I would be looking at Jonathan Leko, whose body language seemed to indicate a player lacking in confidence and verve
As regards the manager and his game plan, Lee’s change of formation to match Swansea’s worked a treat and great to see two forward like for like substitutions with ten minutes to go which ultimately paid off proof that fortune favours the brave.
There’s a long way to go but there now seems some real hope that we can escape thanks to the positivity brought to bear by the new manager.
As a footnote, Swansea’s manager, Steve Cooper, was as usual less than gracious in defeat and his demeanour and facial expression makes even the likes of Tony Mowbray look like Mr Happy.