Well he picked an odd team but, credit where credit is due, Avram made some inspired substitutions tonight and we came through as deserved winners. A second goal for Obinna should do wonders for the boy's confidence, whilst the pairing of Tomkins and Da Costa showed promise, after the 6th minute of the game.
The biggest plus was, again, the performance of Noble. His contribution for Da Costa's goal was, by all accounts brilliant and, after his belated introduction, he was again pulling all the strings in midfield. First half against Newcastle, he was brilliant and I posted a couple of games back that he had rediscovered his old form. We may just have an England midfielder on our hands here after all!
However, McBenni had a mare again. What a waste of money he is proving to be. And Carlton One Goal was unable to add to his one yard mishit against Newcastle.
What the hell. We are in the next round and Wembley beckons. Please God let Man Utd draw Arsenal in the next round!
And talking Arsenal, their 4-0 victory at Newcastle put our dreadful performance on Saturday into context and does not bode well for our next game!