This was a peculiar performance from Moura who as Steve Mcmananamanaman pointed out on my stream, managed to foul a number of Leeds players – whilst actually being in possession of the ball – which is a rarefied stunt at the best of times.
Context is our friend and in the 28-minutes the Brazilian was on the pitch, he managed to hit 60% success in everything he did (you will recall that Bale was 51% and Dele was 45%) which just shows you the difference in mindsets.
Lucas’ passing was notably improved when compared to the previously mentioned duo, hitting 90%. So for all the Jamie Redknapp’s of the world banging on about Bale. Moura would have been a better option.
One has to feel sorry for Moura, he looks – for the foreseeable – to be relegated to the midfield’s third wheel – on the strength of a political sketch that has nothing to do with his ability to play football.