RIGHT. I got home late buzzing and had a beer to calm the nerves. My heart almost exploded when they put the ball in the net in stoppage time. I’ve never cheered an offside flag from the press box before. Great game: a galvanising watershed moment and possible penny drop tactical revelation.
Anyway… I see you have started the debriefing without me. Carry on.
Here’s my on the whistle colour bit about how Petr Cech was the man that ensured that mighty Arsenal were lucky to get nil on a day that could kick-start the season.
Here’s the Gazette digest of the game, tactics, big moments and star players.
And here’s the best picture of the day – much maligned Spanish shot-stopper Victor Valdes in Arsenal halting action: