I do not even know where to start! What a game! I am still trying to get to grips with what actually happened last night but I think I have reached the conclusion that our title hopes may just have been dashed last night. We knew we had to win every game left this season to stand a chance but we dropped two points last night. Some will say that we clinched one point at the death last night. I guess a point was better than nothing but in the context of the game, we should easily have won that game in my view!
Where we failed last night was that we made TOO many errors in defence. Errors that should never have been made and that we have hardly made all season. Arsenal’s first goal was due to an error by Mascherano, then Arbeloa made an error for their second, Aurelio was at fault for the third and the whole team was at fault for the fourth as they failed to defend the line from an attacking corner. To say Arsenal carved us up and created great goal scoring opportunities for themselves would be a lie. We gifted them all four goals but credit to Arshavin for burying all four chances.
Going into the game I was very confident we could win this game especially since Arsenal were without their two main strikers and their defence is a make shift one. We started the game like a house on fire and I thought it was only a matter of time until we would score but the whole dynamic of the game shifted when Arsenal scored first. I was over the moon at the start of the second half when Torres and Benayoun gave us the lead to make it 2-1. The next goal was going to be crucial and we needed to get it but we messed up again and gifted it to Arsenal. If we went 3-1 up there was no way I could see Arsenal fighting back.
Credit has to go to our boys for fighting the way they did to get back into the game when we were down. Credit also to the fans at Anfield! When it looked over at 4-3 down the Kop rose to its feet and started singing “You’ll Never Walk Alone”! I am sorry but we are the BEST fans in the world. At that stage many fans would have walked out but we continued supporting our team to the end and they gave at the goal to make it 4-4.
Now the title is United’s to loose. We may be top of the table right now but tonight they play Portsmouth and there is no guessing who I will be supporting. I do not have a lot of faith in Pompey but with the way this season is shaping out you never know what the result may be. Even if Pompey manage to get a draw I will be happy.