To all the Mancini haters, here's just a quick explanation of what happened:
1. We had one of the best halves in the first half, I don't think anyone can argue with that
2. Second half, our players started to tire, and not Brozo, but Jojo, Medel and Melo. Brozo is no magician or technical player, he needs support when going forward and couldn't find it in Jojo who was less mobile or Medel who was sitting back more and more (Medel was much more involved offensively in the first half). I think one of the reasons why we performed so well in the first half was the aggression and mobility of Medel and Melo who would cut the ball early and usually offer an extra man in the final third.
3. Mancini had a couple of options, to change one of the CMs to give the side extra mobility, or to change module, putting in Bibiany on for Brozo and really going for the kill. The second option, although gutsy, would have given Cuadrado even more space and made our two CMs even more pressed. Bearing in mind Melo was already on a yellow, he decided to change him and go with the latter option.
4. Many argue for a Kondogbia/Brozovic switch, I think that the reason it didnt happen is because Mancini wanted two midfielders to offer width, especially after Dybala came on who could've double teamed with Pogba on Santon and caused problems on the right. Putting in Kondog would've done very little to us going forward but exposed us at the back (I think). You have to Remember that Jojo and Icardi were unable to run much by then, so switching to a 4-3-3 was impossible because 2 our of the 3 at the top were pretty much static by then.
In conclusion, whine all you want about Mancini not going for the win, remember you myopic bastards that last season we would've:
a. Been unable to dictate how the game was played, which is EXACTLY what Mancio did tonight, albeit in a manner that you don't like.
b. Probably conceded three or four goals