defence, and we don’t shirk anything.”
Central defender Jonny Evans certainly did well against Ricardo Fuller and Richard Cresswell, despite learning he would play just minutes before kick-off. The youngster was called upon after Rio Ferdinand suffered a back spasm in the warm-up.
“Jonny Evans is a really good centre back and, like everyone else, he’s prepared to step in at a moment’s notice.
“Jonny’s used to playing in physical matches. He’s been on loan at Sunderland in the Championship, which is probably more physical than the Premier League in terms of dealing with high balls.”