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All Things Footie | Monday, December 10 | Jordan

Hammer and Tong's

West Ham certainly had a battle on their hands to hold down a 1-0 advantage at Old Trafford, and credit must be given to them for hanging on. Although at some points hanging on was not the case, in the words of the great George Best ‘West Ham were taking the mikey out of United...’ how long have I waited to hear such sweet words.

Anyone who saw Arsenal's 3-2 defeat of Aston Villa yesterday will have experienced one of the most thrilling matches so far this season. Villa had the run of the green in the first half and came in after 45 minutes thinking Christmas had come early. A combination of sloppy defending and a ref with his morgage on an away win left Arsenal all over the place at the break. I don't know what Arsène Wenger said to Thierry Henry at half time but he came out for the second half with a newfound passion and desire. Everywhere the ball went Henry followed and with George Boateng being shown up for the Coventry reject he is by a classy Patrick Vieira the half was Arsenal's—but what about the game? Some clinical finishing from Henry and a blast from Sylvain Wiltord's first (proper) touch snatched the game from under Villa's noses. They must have known it was coming though, Arsenal had nearly 80% of posession and I've heard about managers watching a different game to the rest of us but...

“Did the best team win John?”
“Do you really mean that?”
“ [long pause] ...yes”


Dave Bassett summed up Leicester's current situation, after watching his team lose woefully 4-0 at home (against relegation rivals Southampton as well), he gave us his thoughts on the game...

“Our man of the match was Trevor Benjamin, and he didn't get on.”

Ade Akinbiyi was absolutely terrible, I have no idea what he's doing in the Premiership. To quote Roy Collins of the Daily Telegraph—he seems to posess ‘a kind of perverse genius’ for missing sitters, Andy Cole would be proud.

Liverpool clocked up another convincing win over a poor Middlesborough side, Patrick Berger scoring a beautifully crafted curler from 25 yards. Leeds produced a strong performance away from home to overcome Blackburn 2-1 and Fulham impressed against Everton in their 2-0 win. Kevin Lisbie nutmegged Neil Sullivan twice to give Charlton a superb 3-1 win against North London rivals Spurs and Newcastle took adavantage of not playing in the capital to beat Ipswich 1-0.

Now for the all things footie weekly awards...

Performace of the week : West Ham vs Man Utd
Players of the week : Thierry Henry Arsenal
Goal of the week : Patrick Berger (Liverpool vs Middlesborough)
Team of the week :
Carlo Cudicini
  Rio Ferdinand
Sami Hyppia
Alain Goma
Steed Malbranque
Patrick Vieira
Anders Svensson
Harry Kewell
Joe Cole
West Ham
  Thierry Henry
Kevin Lisbie

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