I was dreading today's match, anticipating a slaughtering.
My Boro team, struggling in the relegation zone, having to play the mighty chart-topping Arsenal, and we haven't won a game in three months.
And would you believe it, we won 2-1.
Arsenal's first defeat of the season.
As Arsene Wenger said “They were sharper, we were second best.”
I'm told our fans were singing "Top of the league, you're having a laugh". We can be really cruel sometimes, I must give Stephen Twigg a call and gloat ;-)
I'd be stunned except we have made quite a habit out of defeating the top-flight clubs. Now we just have to learn how to beat the rest of them. A very welcome 3 points that see us lifted out of the relegation zone.