The trouble for Rob is that anybody window shopping in Norway might have been excused if they thought that a mannequin was between the sticks for England. Poor Rob so so nearly conceded direct from a corner, failing to order a man to guard his near post and then going walkabout in anticipation of catching a ball curled to the edge of the six yard box. The trouble is, the tricky Norwegian corner taker saw Green coming and so so nearly humiliated him by bending the ball into the net at the unguarded near post. Green was literally saved by the woodwork.
Woy's coaching team had clearly been working on Gween's technique under crosses, however. There was a clear signal given to his defenders that he was coming for the ball - both arms raised extravagantly in the air - and he was much keener to come for the ball than usual. The trouble is, as usual, Green was making his decisions too early and according to some sort of schedule, rather than according to the quality and direction of the cross.
Rob did make a couple of saves but they were routine and he needlessly directed one behind for a corner. It is a sobering thought that Green was at fault for the Blackpool goal at Wembley, was culpable for Hull's goal at Upton Park and was embarrassed by the Bristol City goal too in our 1-1 draw at Ashton Gate. Anybody watching Gween closely in the window might consider him a tad expensive even on a fwee!