Sunday 21 December 2008
Webb you cretin and Arbeloa you cheat
I will keep this short, firstly Howard Webb's decision to send Emmanuel Adebayor for holding off a defender was beyond words, it was not even a foul, while Arbeloa's theatrics were a disgrace, Adebayor's arm stays still next to his body, there is no foul, no intent, nothing, it's just a scandalously bad decision. Secondly to the ten men, fantastic performance when up against it in the second half, we looked the better side, Denilson bustled outstandingly, Song defended hard, Diaby did what only Diaby can do, while RVP was electric up front.
Despite Liverpool's embarrassing gamesmanship which included the shirt tugging of Carragher and the cheating of Arbeloa, the credit must go to our ten men, that must have felt like a win in the dressing room, while Liverpool's players and fans must be thinking just how poor they were with a one man advantage. I feel the Arsenal crowd deserve a lot of credit because the volume went up a notch after the red card, we helped lift our boys through the rest of the game to get a very deserved point despite Webb's pitiful decisions. Babel last season, Arbeloa this, Liverpool are making a bit of a habit of this aren't they.