Though it was his near-namesake Antony who opened the scoring at The Metropolis Floor, it was Anthony Martial who put within the arduous yards to create the purpose. Firstly chasing down Felipe to nick the ball from him, Martial’s effort pressured Keylor Navas to parry the ball into the trail of the Brazilian, who gratefully made it 1-0. It has been refreshing to see Martial shine following his return to first-team motion in current weeks and his all-around efficiency in opposition to Steve Cooper’s aspect confirmed his willingness to work arduous for the trigger.Everyone knows how a lot Erik admires the French and with robust back-to-back showings underneath his belt, let’s hope Tony can proceed to flourish for the Reds.
Beginning his first sport for the Reds since 28 January, Christian Eriksen’s late inclusion into the staff got here as a shock, given Marcel Sabitzer was initially chosen – the Austrian needed to be withdrawn after he was injured throughout the warm-up. Working in a deeper midfield position alongside Casemiro, the Dane’s imaginative and prescient and artistic spark have been extremely helpful weapons for Ten Hag’s males and we’ll be on the lookout for them to be utilised once more over the following few weeks, as our busy schedule in Europe and domestically continues.