Dear God, what the hell is going on? Upson and Faubert camped in the opposition half whilst playing as full backs, Noble, Spector, Parker and Sears buzzing around all around all over the shop, and Piquionne doing his best to play in midfield runners who are actually trying to get in the box. True Obinna is taking the wrong option virtually every time he touches the ball but let's not moan, we are ahead!
How good was Noble for the goal? He broke from close to the half way line, drove at the heart of the Birmingham defence and chaos ensued. True there was then an almighty scramble and Spector's "pass" was a misplaced shot on the turn, but what a finish from Noble! Blame the defence, blame the keeper, but there was a touch of Van Basten the way Noble powered it in. Brilliant!
Sears' movement has been superb and the whole team is playing with wonderful gusto. Spector forced a save. Obinna forced a brilliant save. Tomkins forced a save. Even Upson forced a save.
There's one big worry, however. We are only one goal ahead with three quarters of the contest to play. I fear Zigic coming on second half!