Chances came and went, one such resulting in a penalty claim for a handball that Troy in particular seemed utterly convinced by and protested at length to the official in a manner that confirmed that “not quite at full pelt – it’s only a friendly after all”, in Troy’s case, means mere utter commitment rather than demonic possession.
A very entertaining performance on a lovely Summer evening with a couple of goals to savour and a chance to become more familiar with some of the new boys. The more I see of Doucouré, the more I like him. He has described himself as a box to box midfielder, which was every apparent in this game and he has a lovely touch. Sinclair again looked lively and, this time, found the net. But man of the match was Capoue who put in a typically assured performance topped off with a lovely goal.