How do we react to a 2-2 draw at Palace? Like a 0-0 draw at Millwall, not the worst result in the world perhaps? Or another two points dropped?
According to Doctor Evil we dominated the game, but we had to come from behind twice to draw it. Yes we had 55% of the possession and yes we had 15 attempts to Palace's 7, but the brutal truth is that we were never ahead in the game and so never looked like winning.
Palace had two shots and scored twice. Makes you wonder why we are paying Manuel £50,000 a week to keep the ball out of the net doesn't it?
The happy clappers will point to the injuries as an excuse but should losing O'Brien, Taylor, Noble and Reid to knocks really present such a problem given we are supposed to have such a fabulous squad? And should Allardyce really complain about our failure to turn dominance and chances into goals when he insists on starting with only the one striker, who is infamous for his ability to miss a barn door from five yards?
We are fourth the happy clappers will say. And Southampton are top I will reply! Still Nolan scored - but then he missed two other chances!