Monday, April 23, 2007

Double Dutch

Only one team wanted to win this match. Wigan showed up at Anfield on Saturday with very little ambition, adverture or attacking inclination. We were able to put them away with two strikes from Dirk either side of half time and could have had a couple more. All of this was achieved despite some rotation of key players and the fact that we didn't really get out of second gear.

Pennant put in another great cross from the left for Dirk to glance a header past Filan in the first half. He celbrated with the cradle rocking action as his wife has just given birth to their second child. His second goal was more impressive. Bellamy made a great run into the box and Dirk was able to find the room to turn and shoot. Kuyt now has 12 league goals this season. There are still a few matches left and he could get up to around 14-15 given that he's on good form at the moment. That would be a very respectable total for his first English season and the fact that he gets rotated and doesn't play every game. This win means that we are guarenteed at least fourth place and a champions league spot for next season. Given Arsenal failed to win against Spurs, third is looking more likely now.

It was good to see Chelsea only draw yesterday. I'm hopeing the fact that we have an extra days rest and had an easier match will stand in our favour when we meet Chelsea on Wed night in the Champions League semi final. It'll be a really tough match and I would be happy with a score draw.

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