Not what we wanted at all.

First game back at the Lane and the anticipation and expectation was there. News of the signing of N’jie (or clint as he prefers) was in the air. The opposition was Stoke and following last weeks opening day narrow defeat we should be able to win this one.

It all started well when we took the lead (and from a corner to boot) when Dier rose to head in. nacer Chadli should have put us ahead but miscontrolled the ball allowing Butland to gather easily but he made amend just before half-time. 2-0 and Comfortable, and perhaps that was part of the problem. Too comfortable and not putting enough effort in?

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