Good afternoon ladies.
This was the team that beat Arsenal by two goals to nil at The Emptycrates. But this is also the team that ran head long into a team that was in the main well organised, focused and bid up for a victory.
As usual we’ll do the in depth analysis in the morning. But for now it’s all about we won and we won by keeping the so called Welsh Barcelona penned in their own half for most of the game. The passing stats for this game I’ll dig out tomorrow, but they will be largely irrelevant because it was glaringly obvious we ran the show.
This isn’t crowing, by the way. We made endless opportunities but we failed to do ’em …endlessly. Crucially here Swansea felt continuously threatened and in the second half there was little evidence that Laudrup’s half time talk had been about turning the table.
So how did this game stack up in the scheme of things? Well this was a considered performance, that’s for sure. Were we lucky? I think not. Both sides had 100 minutes or whatever it was to ‘make a difference and win’ and we did.
On a genuinely upbeat note, we played some really lovely footy today. Adebayor looked great, now and again wonderfully inspired. I think Sandro is really beginning to grow under AVB, his forward runs are occasionally inspired. The better the resources the better the performances.
Winning 1-0 at home is never a cue for cartwheels I guess, but we’re getting there. We’re showing some class, showing some steel.
All GIFS courtesy of the ever excellent