Date: 30th August 2018 at 5:25pm
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In this afternoon’s Europa League Play-Off second leg tie against FC Ufa over in Russia, there might have been two villains come the full-time whistle but there were plenty of heroes.

Booking a place in the Group Stage of the European competition for the first time since we were last in the Group Stage of the Champions League back in the season of 2010/11, all nine left on the pitch by the end had dug in and given their all to ensure we progressed to the next round despite being handicapped through the red cards shown to Alfredo Morelos and Jon Flanagan.

Ovie Ejaria is a clear go-to for praise following his opening goal in the ninth minute of the first half as ultimately, that away goal sent us through on aggregate.

That wasn’t the only thing he was praised for as he was involved when they had the ball in the back of the net two minutes into stoppage time – the referee disallowed it for a foul on Ejaria and for some fans, it was even more important than his goal.

I’m sure Ejaria would’ve preferred to get a brace on the day but it was undoubtedly crucial.