That was just what the doctor ordered, after last week's second half Dowd induced capitulation, a display of discipline and solidity was just what was needed. We got that, no more, no less. Wolves couldn't compete, they tried hard, and to be fair to them, kept the ball pretty well when they had it. In the end two nil flattered Wolves, it could have been far more as Mick McCarthy graciously admitted afterwards, but Wolves did have a good fifteen minutes spell at the end and could possibly have nicked one too.
The whole team defended well as a unit, Wilshere and song were supporting the back four throughout, until the former was substituted, while the back four all had pretty solid games. Djourou and Kos combined well, Wolves may have had a decent penalty shout in the first half, I couldn't see it well from where I sat, the full backs were solid, Clichy definitely seems to have tightened up his game defensively in the last couple of months, far fewer errors than he was making last year.
The rest of our work was based upon our solid pressing defensive platform. Cesc was at the heart of much of our creative work, Theo's pace and movement was dangerous, while Arshavin is finally appearing to shake off his poor form, he was far more incisive and cutting that he has been of late. RVP was our spearhead, the focus of our attacks and the man who never delays in pulling the trigger. Cracking finishes for both goals, the first saw him make a tricky volley look easy, the second saw a brilliant bit of control rewarded with an excellent second touch for a finish. It was a shame that I missed the second goal, my bladder got the better of me, still the big screen meant that I did see it shortly afterwards.
The Wolves keeper Hennessey made some fine saves, our finishing did let us down at times as well, but to complain too much about this would be foolish, the overall performance was more than adequate to dispose of Wolves, we also managed to give a couple of players a few minutes rest before the visit of Barca on Wednesday night.
If we can keep out key players fit then we have a very good chance of winning the league this season, I genuinely feel that. Manu are very beatable and despite beating City yesterday, they were far from convincing. We are not favourites, but still Manu have the harder run in and if we can put a good series of wins together we can put them under some proper pressure. Let the stupid Mancs and the media get carried away with the fat chav's 'wonder goal', the wonderous thing for me was that such a fat granny shagging chav could get himself more than three inches off the ground.
Finally I couldn’t help but notice the FA’s comments on ‘social networking sites’, they have reiterated what we already know on this, ie that players need to be careful as to what they say on certain issues, otherwise it may be deemed as bringing the game into disrepute. It is funny that the FA’s complete lack of courage in taking on dangerous tackling and complete failure to try to help referees by introducing technology into the game are not deemed worthy of bringing the game into disrepute. It seems that criticising a bad refereeing decision is a terrible sin, while doing nothing about a totally inadequate system of officiating that we have is fine, typical double standards from the FA.