Sunday, March 18, 2007
What a performance. Such a contrast from our last match against North London opposition - in the Spurs game, Moyes was roundly booed by elements of the support for his negative tactics and defensive substitutions. We went on to lose the game at the death. So to win at the death today - following a quite brilliant attacking performance, a promising first start for a young striker and an inspired substitution - was more than satisfying, particularly as it happened on Moyes' fifth anniversary.
Arsenal were injury hit in their defence (not their actual defence) but that shouldn't detract from a positive Everton showing. The old guard of Stubbs and Carsley played blinders, the former was a rock in defence whilst the latter probably played his finest game in a 4-4-2 for the club. If only he could have had that thunderbolt that cannoned off the cross bar go in. New boy Manny Fernandes improves with every game and together with Carsley he had the measure of the Arsenal midfield - on one occasion in the first half he made an absolute mug of Fabregas, hopefully that might find its way on to YouTube soon. Johnson was his usual harrying self and it was a fine finish for the goal - in quite atrocious conditions - but not one glove wearer in the Everton 11.
The march for Europe continues.
Update: That video now exists, see below:
Sign him up Davey.
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