Looks like Pochettinos lucky streak continues , City were and are a class above us in terms of quality of play , movement , on and off the ball etc. VAR working in our favour twice , firstly the rugby tackle from Lamela on Rodri which was a blatant pen was ignored and then the handball which led to the goal being disallowed. Not complaining that decisions went our way of course but the ridiculous jubilation of having our inept display covered over by this is just pure denial of the gulf between the 2 sides and why City will be genuine Title Contenders compared to our Title Pretenders over the course of a season. Now a point away at the Citizens is nothing to be sniffed at and I would've taken that before kick off so it's a case of a point gained for us and 2 dropped for City so no complaint there. But to think we were anywhere near good enough for the point is being disingenuous to say the least. This incessant passing from Left back to Right back via a couple one twos between the Centre halves and Lloris in an area as pushed up as the edge of the area and as deep as the 6 yard box is a complete joke , not only is it dull as it's also suicidal especially with as many weak passers we have in those positions. One inevitable mistake and your already under huge pressure without the attack really having to do much, it's ridiculous and we were fortunate not to have conceded a bag full playing this way. Both Cities goals coming from quick passing and getting accurate supply from wide into the box early left our defence looking like statues (please Poch, Full Backs, Midfield, Attacking Mids take note) Lamela having tried his hand at Rugby League earlier in the game actually for once saw an opportunity from Edersons bad positioning was decisive and took his goal well completely against the run of play. For large spells of the 1st half it looked like City Vs our back 5 the rest of our team shadow chasing , couldn't string 3 passes together (unless across our goal of course zzzzz) The introduction of Moura in the 2nd half gave us the shot in the arm of pace we so drastically needed and what an introduction it was , 1st touch beats Walker to the jump and glances a great header in (what's he got to do to be a starter?) The game wore on and it became less trenched in our final 3rd but still City looked the better side and come the dying moments the goal they really over all deserved was cancelled out and according to the new rules was rightly disallowed so there can't be much complaint there. Had it been seasons past it would have been a goal and on the balance of play could say it was deserved. But VAR favoured us again and as I said a point away to City is the main thing. I'm yet to see anything remotely coherent in our play , again most of our attack looked stranded and non existent lacking in pace, movement , creativity etc Newcastle up next followed by the Scum both are games I want to see a big improvement on our style of play putting both to the sword. I prefer watching my side playing with conviction and earning their points rather than clinging on and relying on VAR personally.