Let's take a look at the game, the line up was Manuel Almunia, Justin Hoyte, Gavin Hoyte, Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna, Armand Traore, Denilson, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Carlos Vela, Nicklas Bendtner with Vito Mannone, Mark Randall, Henri Lansbury, Theo Walcott, Jay Simpson on the bench.
The game started well, and early goals were in order against a poor looking Burgenland side. There defense was all over the place and the kids duly obliged to start a rout. It was Jack Wilshere (not Ramsey) who kind of miskicked the first goal into the back of the net after some excellent play from Clichy and Traore and capped an impressive performance from the youngster. Niklas Bendtner, albeit a bad starter to this game, notched up 4 goals throughout the first half which ended 7-0. Two goals from Carlos Vela too in the first half was a good thing, as he looked much better than his previous outings.
The second half saw the usual round of substitutions, with Mannone, Walcott, Randall and Simpson replacing Almunia, Clichy, Denilson and Bendtner. Randall and Ramsey being deployed in the middle of the park with Walcott in midfield and Traore at left back. Young Jay Simpson partnering Vela in attack, although there was so much movement, it was hard to tell who was playing where at some times. A brilliant specticle.
Vela claimed his hatrick after good work from Walcott and Wilshere got his second of the game after being brought down in the box, something like our 10th penalty claim! Walcott soon made it 10 and that was a good run out for him too. The away side grabbing back two late goals, with Gavin Hoyte impressive.
For me, young Jack Wilshere was the man of the match, a star in the making…
A quick summary for you and a quick depart for me, speak soon…]]>