The Mute Swan, lives it’s entire life without ever muttering a word, then just as it is about to die sings the most beautiful Song. . That is an ancient myth they actually produce snorts, shrill noises, grunts, and hisses.. Like the Arsenal supporters when Song plays..
Now I am not saying that Alex Song Billong is about to do the above and I hope that is not his final contribution for us this season.
Yesterday though he actually showed he is not a one trick pony, a slow motion Robbie Savage, he can indeed offer much more in the direction that Denilson seems to struggle in, going forwards, straight ahead.
We started the game yesterday like we always do against the lesser teams, slooowwwwly, when will we ever learn that we are one of Wigan’s biggest scalps and teams like them, we are their cup final, 4 years ago we would have killed this lot off in the first 30 minutes, then strolled and pruned ourselves smugly..
Their goal came from a corner, I blame Denilson in the first instance, he lost his marker again and that allowed the ball to be headed into the danger zone, a quick scramble and a shot from Mido saw the ball bounce awkwardly and under Fabianski..
Things couldn’t get much worse, it did when a cross came in and Djourou just collapsed on the floor in a heap and after three or four minutes of treatment Mr Lewin called in the St Johns. enter the “Manc Reject” £750,000 pounds worth.. ;).
Just before half time a innocent ball was played down the middle and “young fellow me lad” Gibbs headed the ball back to the keeper, he never had enough purchase on it and Valencia took full advantage until he was pulled down.. It looked like a red one to us and looking at Gibbs face I feel he was waiting for a card of that colour..He got a yellow but so should two or three Wigan players for waving the imaginary card around. The free kick hit the inside of the post with Fabinaski all over the place… then HT phew..
Second half.. 🙂 ..
Things was little better to start with Silvestre was nervous and making mistakes. Then after Nikki won a header somehow between Arshavin and Theo a chance was created.. Bosch Mr Walcott..
After a change of personnel a little link up play from our two finest, it created a chance for Silvestre to be the fox in the box.
The third goal came from a break that was was out of the Anelka, Overmars era.. We charged forwards with great gusto only for Ade to under hit his final pass, but a cock up by the Wigan defender saw the ball break to Andrei “AK 47” Arshavin.. You just know..
Well the fourth goal.. haha after some good interlinking play the ball came to Alex “Jinky Jink” Song who rounded two players in a shoulder dropping dribble and banged it home..
Fabianski 7… Alright. glad he regained his composure, wasn’t sure about the goal or his positioning for the free kick..
Sagna 7…. Steady as always, no problem..
Toure 7.. Played well seems to have settled, not in such a panic now..
Djourou 6.. I haven’t heard how the injury is. he was okay..
Gibbs.. 5.5.. I would have loved him to have done better, I think he would be dropped if Silvestre wasn’t needed at CB.
Denilson . 4.5.. At fault with the goal and a bit surplus to requirements against poor attacking teams..
Song 8.. A bit poor in the first half but his confidence must be rising after his performance in the second..
Fabregas 7.5.. Not at his very best but.. the telling balls are still their, magic man..
Walcott 7.5 (for sale) .. Not consistent enough in my opinion loses the ball too much still and I wish he would roam a bit more, but very lively and a good goal.
Arshavin.. 7.5.. The little man is class, if only they came in pairs..
Bendtner 6.. Not great but as usual good effort..
Silvestre 7.5.. A few miss placed passes but good goal Gallas gets a medal when he does that..
Marks .. 6/10 Can do better and we need too.
All the papers are saying we was lucky.. Man U do this every week..