It looked for all the world like one of those nights
IT WAS my regular quarter of an eye on a midweek game experience last night.
And for quite a while it looked for all the world like it was going to be one of those nights. We were battering them in the second half to such an extent that it seemed a goal would never come and with Michu on the pitch, I for one feared the worst. We’d hit the post, we’d had them cleared off the line and we should, just, have had a penalty when Theo Walcott was nudged when through on goal.
It was, in fairness to Mark Clattenburg, one of those ones where either giving it or not giving it would have been a reasonable decision. Yes, Walcott got his shot away but it was in no way as composed an effort as had he not been nudged. You wonder if the fact that it would have had to be a red card too put Clattenburg off. If so I can well understand why – the spot kick and red would have seemed undue punishment.
Then we got the goal and it was the excellent Jack Wilshere who delivered it. We need to be showing him we’re going places.