Adebayor has the last laugh as desperate Arsenal capitulate

In an ideal world i'd be launching myself into an in-depth ten paragraph report of today's 4-2 win over the Arsenal. Truth is i've had a few two many Singha beers and can't be arsed. I thought we were awful for an hour, the worst i've seen us play so far this season. We were quite solid at the back but beyond that we didn't seem at the races. Ireland, who i assume was carrying a knock, was well off the pace, as was SWP, and Adebayor seemed to have virtually no support from midfield.

Once we'd weathered a twenty minute spell of Arsenal attacks after the break, however, we did what we do best, beat a side using pace on the counter attack. They lost all their shape and we punished them down the right especially. Micah Richards was superb going forwards, and i say that as his biggest critic. SWP pulled his finger out second half, too, and really stretched them, and Bellamy didn't stop all afternoon. I'm not sure Adebayor deserved Man of the Match, but he certainly had the last laugh.

In the end, we've pissed on the best footballing side in Britain with two of our very best attacking players missing and another, Ireland, as above, never looking matchfit. They say a sign of a good team is playing below par and winning, and i certainly thought we did that today. The first half was the most disjointed i've seen us play in a long while, passing was poor, we were far too negative and we reverted to the long ball too much, but we stuck at it and earned all three points. No complaints whatsoever.

Given, Richards, Bridge, Toure, Lescott, de Jong, Barry, Ireland (Petrov 74), Wright-Phillips, Adebayor, Bellamy

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