81 min: Simon McMahon explains – “I think the Dazzle camouflage on Allied shipping during WWII was designed not to make them invisible, but rather to disorientate German U-boat commanders regarding how fast and in which direction the ship was actually travelling. You can insert your own punchline about any similarities between that and this game here …”
79 min: VAR looks quickly at an Eze barge on Bailly, but it’s something of nothing. Then a chance for James immediately! Shaw crosses and, I tell you what, Cavani would have buried that header. But the winger doesn’t get much on it and it skids wide off a defender. Palace deal with the corner. At last some purpose from United though.
“Further to the equine discussion, the symbol of Napoli, who have just drawn a 3-3 thriller with Sassuolo in Serie A, is the donkey or ‘cuccio’ The name came about in the 1920s as a result of man who sold figs outside San Paolo stadium with a lame donkey. A Neapolitan sports journalist once compared the team’s lacklustre performance in a match to the donkey of the street-seller and the animal became the club’s ironic symbol. So Napoli fans now say ‘Forza Ciuccio’ as an alternative to Forza Napoli, ‘Come on Napoli’.”