Arsenal 1 Birmingham City 2
After the euphoria of the Barcelona game, we were treated to an insipid performance by most of our players. Apart from Arshavin and Wilshere, the players did not look particularly interested. I would not have known that this was a cup final based on the effort and commitment displayed by our team on Sunday. I shall comment more later. I am still too upset at the moment. However, to listen to the pundits who all seemed to be of the opinion that the better team won, I wonder which game they were watching. Sure, Birmingham looked a little better than us in the first half, but although we were not at our best, during the second half, we were all over Birmingham like a rash. this is borne out by the match statistics, and why else would Ben Foster be voted man of the match. Szczesny had very little to do, so Foster must have been (and was) the busier of the two goalkeepers. Had Birmingham not scored their second goal when they did, The final score would have been 3-1 to the Arsenal.
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