Analysis of the goal conceded against Aston Villa (6/5)
Ciaran Clark’s goal – Clark receives the ball, strides forward, and takes aim from 25 yards. The ball strikes Gallas’ shoulder and wrong-foots Friedel, finding the top corner.
Hutton finds Ireland in space beyond our midfield.
Sandro races back to close him down, but he finds N’Zogbia…
…who lays the ball back for Clark.
He has nothing out wide and no real options down the centre and so, with no pressure on the ball, he takes a pot-shot.
Gallas, more concerned with protecting his face than blocking the shot, turns his back on the ball, and it loops up off his shoulder.
Leaving Friedel wrong-footed.