After another few days of being unable to access to admin pages for this site, my New Year’s Resolution is the easiest I’ve ever had to make:
Get the new site running asap
The hosting is sorted, the site is sorted, I just need to work on the theme and republish each of the articles. With every passing day, that task gets bigger as I keep writing, but sooner or later you’ll see a whole new site, and believe me, it’ll be a step up from this slow ugly thing you see before you today.
Anyway, its a Happy Christmas for Arsenal who sit on top of the tree for the first time in four years, after a somewhat fortunate win over Spurs.
Arsenal 2 (Adebayor 47, Bendtner 76) Spurs 1(Berbatov 66)
There is so little to say about the first half that I will barely bother, other than to mention that my early prediction of Van Persie shining was ruined by a thigh strain in training, so it was the same eleven that faced Chelsea. And in the opening 45 minutes, practically nothing happened, with lunchtime kickoffs looking forlorn once again.
But two minutes into the second half, Cesc sprang to life, and showing more energy than he had in the whole first half, burst forward, played a clever one two with Rosicky, before backheeling into Adebayor’s path. The Togo frontman then scored his sixth in five against Spurs in clinical style.
He could’ve had a second moments later, but slowly the play regressed, and Keane hit the bar when unmarked at the back post – Sagna had drifted in and Eboue had failed to track back.
A minute later the game was level, Berbatov lashing a shot that was going across the face of goal until it struck an Arsenal heel and flew over Almunia. There was nothing the keeper could do despite every analyst blaming him.
When Toure lunged in and brought Berbatov down with fifteen to play, I feared that this would be the day our unbeaten record against them came to an end. Toure had won the ball, but the tackle was clumsy and a 2-1 deficit looked inevitable. But Almunia superbly saved the penalty, and minutes later, we were back in front.
Bendtner, on seconds earlier, went in for a corner, making a clever run past Gallas from the back of the area. Huddlestone tried to follow him, but couldn’t get his enormous frame around Gallas and Bendtner jumped well to power home.
So there we have it – a poor performance, but a win regardless. The sign of champions?