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May 22, 2005

Arsenal steals the FA Cup

I think Manchester United fans are waking up today wondering how things could ever have gone so wrong (if they are also English, then the feeling is proobably a familiar one).

Man U outplayed Arsenal for 120 minutes, but could not find the back of the net. So, it went down to penalties. And Arsenal closed the deal. I think Arsene Wenger was playing for a penalty shootout after the first half. He had to fancy his chances with Jens Lehmann on his side and Roy Carroll in the United goal.

Wayne Rooney was named Man of the Match, and he did have a fantastic game. But as much as I hate to admit it, Lehmann deserved it more: he ended with a clean sheet against a relentless attack and saved the crucial penalty at the end.

Mostly, I feel terrible for Preyash, because he probably stayed up until 2am watching and hoping. Not like London, where the match ended at 6pm, giving us time to watch Dr. Who before heading off for a nice dinner. And Preyash - we were not having a good laugh at your expense. We were outraged like everyone else who watched it...heh heh.

Posted by Kirk on May 22, 2005 07:36 PM