Both my guys from Arsenal and Man U escaped with narrow wins to advance to the fourth round of The FA Cup. Both guys won by identical scores of 1-0. My Gunners needed a late goal by Jack Wilshere in the 86th minute. Wilshere nailed a bomb from just outside the top of the box.
We had our chances but we couldn’t push the rock past the goal line. The effort was better but we still lack-scoring punch. This performance proves my point Wenger needs to get the guys ready to play on a day in and day out basis.
This sucker should have been over by midway through the second half. We played well on the defensive end. Yet we can’t handily beat clubs that are below us. What do you think will happen against the top clubs? The evidence is in our record no wins against the likes of Man U, City, and Chelsea.
Wenger told www.arsenal.com “We persevered and were rewarded.”
How about the guy’s performance?
“We had a better team balance tonight and created chance after chance, especially in the second half but even in the first half we created chances. It was unbelievable that we couldn’t score, but we got it in the end. We persevered and were rewarded and we had a good performance. It gives you a lot of regrets that we played with 10 men on Sunday when you see our second half and our game tonight. It is important that we continue to develop like that as a team.
On the Wilshere goal? Yes, he was outstanding tonight. I felt many players played well. As a team we played well and he was in a different position, he was high up and it suits him well. I have no experience of player being out for 17 months in my whole career, but honestly I always said that if we got Jack on January 1, then we would have done well. But he is ahead of what I could imagine.”
Man U should have put this sucker away earlier. The Rooney man scored in the ninth minute and he wore the choke collar in the 79th minute. Rooney split the uprights. This is good in the NFL but not in futebol.
This was the Rooney Man’s first action in three weeks.
Sir Alex and the boys were in control but they couldn’t find the scoring punch. Chicharito set up the lone goal of the match with a great cross.
Fourth round play in The FA Cup resumes on January 26th.
Chelsea had a chance to inch closer to the leaders but the Blues and Southampton tied two all. This tie could cost Chelsea big time.
The Blues jumped out to a 2-0 lead only to blow it. The Saints scored two second half goals by Rickie Lambert 58th minute and Jason Puncheon in the 75th minute to send the crowd at Stamford bridge home in a foul mood. They were downright pissed
Gunner for life.