I do hate that sky blue away kit.
But if it helps Tommy Doyle channel his inner Man City with Champions League level howitzers like that, all is forgiven.
What a hit. What a goal.
He might have had another minutes later had that poor chap not put his face in the way.
Still, the moment of magic that counted keeps us in the FA Cup and provides something more positive to reflect on after another bungling display from the officials.
I’ll accept the Gomes red card – we’ve seen lots of those given this season – but when their man does the same, it’s just impossible to not reach the same conclusion.
Then right at the death their man grabs Semedo by the throat and somehow both end up getting equal punishment. I advocate for technology but I do not advocate for incompetence and it’s the latter that’s the problem.
Given everything against them, I extend great credit to the team for hanging in there and forcing the replay. We came back at Shrewsbury a few years ago to salvage a second bite and went on to that Wembley semi final. Let’s do it again.
A special mention for Matheus Cunha who I thought was sensational, particularly in the second half. When you’ve got a man less, having a player that can move through tackles is a real bonus and boy, did he move through some tackles. He must be the best ball carrier in the Premier League.
Another plus was getting those minutes into Pedro Neto who looked sharp and ready to go. I can’t seem him being left out of the side against Brighton.
Hopefully we can get a few of the walking wounded back for that one – along with Mario to come in for the suspended Gomes – and if Sasa Kalajdzik is really heading to Germany, someone to fill that significant gap would do nicely.