First home win was the best
Last week we conducted a poll asking you to vote for what you considered was our best home performance of the 2016/17 season and, after a period that saw the games against Liverpool and Chelsea swap around, it was the win against Liverpool that conclusively won the vote.
It would probably have been a surprise had the Chelsea game come out on top, simply because we didn’t win the game and there were ten victories to choose from. It was a terrific performance though when we looked, in the early stages, as though we might take a hammering but fought back with a superb Robbie Brady free kick and then came very close to winning it.
But, after a 1-0 home defeat on the opening day of the season against Swansea, Liverpool were at the Turf a week later and we turned in a master class of a performance, scoring two first half goals and then defending brilliantly to win the game 2-0.
Everyone seemed to want to point to the possession stats but in truth we restricted them, in the main, to efforts from outside the box and we scored two excellent goals. The first, after just two minutes came from Sam Vokes who turned on the edge of the box to hit home and the second, eight minutes from half time, was scored by Andre Gray after he’d received the ball from debutant Steven Defour after he’d made a terrific run forward.
The Liverpool win polled 33% of the vote with the Chelsea draw in second place with a 24% share. There weren’t any real challengers to the top two but the next three places went to the wins against Crystal Palace, Sunderland and Watford.
From tomorrow, for three days, the vote will switch to the best away performance. Despite there being some decent performances in defeat, particularly in the second half of the season at such as Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool, it will be restricted to the four draws and one win.
Best Home Performance Result
33% – Liverpool (2-0)
24% – Chelsea (1-1)
13% – Crystal Palace (3-2)
10% – Sunderland (4-1)
7% – Watford (2-0)
5% – Everton (2-1)
3% – Bournemouth (3-2)
3% – Leicester (1-0)
0% – Middlesbrough (1-0) & Southampton (1-0)
The win against Stoke and the draws against Hull and West Brom didn’t receive any votes.Share this page :