We done it, we done it, we done it! We won at the shite hart lane! Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss! Who would have thought it, we won a Carling cup game at SHL.
What a game it was. We started off so so well, playing the most beautiful football. Sometimes I just cannot understand why other teams do not just play the way we do. Is it our movement so good that the player on the ball literally has 4 options. If that player has not got 4 options he will simply beat a player and then have 2 or 3 options! Quite astonishing really. I cannot seem to get my head round it. Particularly the way Wilshere Denilson and Nasri pinged the ball about between them is really good to watch.
Speaking of young Jack. He was the key to our opening goal. Gibbs recieved a beautiful crossfield ball and played in Rosicky. Young Jack made a great overlap and Tomas played him in and our little wizard from Hitchin delievered a beautiful low cross for Enfields very own Henri Lansbury to slide in and make it 1-0. It was a great off the ball run by Wilshere who was then out shone by Henri’s run from right wing and across the six yard box to poach a goal to go with his fine performance on the night.
I liked seeing him on the right, Arsene Wenger claimed he was like Ray Parlour. Arseblog said he was more like Ljungberg. I would agree with the former. He was a work horse and he had a little bit of grit to go with it. Would never give up would block challenge a full back to stop the ball going up the line. Defended and attacked with simplicity. Recieved the ball, played it simple. I guess he has been at the club long enough to know how we play, but he implemented it perfectly. Played Lansbury.
After our breathtaking first half which we really should have increased the scoreline with, we started the second half. The other lot brought on Keane and Lennon, which scared us for about 5 minutes. But that was all it took for a little arguing Irish midget to score an offiside goal. So it was 1-1. We continued to play attractive football, really showing them lot how to play the way they can only dream of.
It is funny how much money they have spent and yet it seems to go unnoticed and they are praised for their English talent. That is because Mr Sky man they spend millions on Bentley, millions on Walker, Jenas, Huddleston etc! But hey ‘Good old ‘arry’
So extra time came and I to be honest was worried. I did not want our boys getting too tired for our busy period. But thinking about it we did make 8 changes from the Sunderland performance, so we could have coped.
About a min into extra time we got a penalty for a pull on Nasri’s shirt after Arshavin played him in one on one with the keeper. Nasri stepped up, after refusing to take the pen against Sunderland, and dispatched it perfectly past the keeper 2-1.
About 5 mins later after a beautiful move and an Arshavin throughball again, Chamakh was tugged back and a SECOND penalty was given! Crazy. I could nto believe it. I then got really nervous at Nasri taking it again. I thought that the keeper would then have the upper hand. Nasri would be pooing himself and the keeper would save it. But no, our star of pre-season was the coolest person in North London and passsed itto the otherside of the net. 3-1.
Then things went crazy when Arshavin was fouled by Walker, Arshavin got up and ran behind Walker and Wilshere (who thought about this about 6 months ago) played him in and Arshavin fired the ball into the net with his “weaker” left foot.
4-1 FTaET. As I said earlier we played beautiful football and it was cracking game in my opinion. Hopefully we can recreate our performance at the Emirates tomorrow against WBA and shove it in Adrian Chiles’ chubby cheeks.