Richard Whittall for Paste Magazine:
I like this example because it strongly counters the idea that all goals originate from defensive “mistakes”. We can’t fault Chadli for not keeping up with Lallana because he reasonably assumed Ibe wouldn’t be able to make a pass between two markers. And while we might fault the two players marking Ibe, a pass like that takes equal parts luck and skill. Once a player like Lallana has the ball in that area of the pitch, it’s very difficult to defend.