It’s a beautiful game this! It really is… and if you have had any doubts abt it, then you should watch the game that was tonight.
FA Cup is generally given a step brotherly treatment due its history or the lack of it and also its dubious ways of throwing up teams for the final that certainly are a no contest from the beginning. And today’s game was no different when it was generally regarded that Liverpool just had to step onto the pitch and take the title home.
It certainly wasn’t the case and far from it, till the man called Gerrard stepped in to fire one last bullet right at the whistle form miles away from the goal, West Ham and Teddy Sherringham had it in the bag. 3-2 it read in the 91st minute.
The leveling by the Liverpool captain made it his date with destiny and it looked like he was bent upon presenting his new born son with the hard fought silver.
The two sessions of the extra-time seemed like eternity where the players of both the teams barely managed to walk let alone run after the ball. After all, their bodies can take only so much and the heart stopping goals made it only worse.
It’s a cruel way to decide games of such caliber with penalty shoot-outs and a replay is what you cry for but then there would be a few causalities if the fans were to be put through another evening of such high intensity football.
As expected Gerrard delivered and the REDS picked up their 44th Championship and cementing their place as one of the greatest teams in football.
On paper, this no contest was at booked at 5-1 Liverpool, but honestly West Ham played like true Champions. Take a bow WHU!!!
Gerrard and his boys will again be coronated as the Champions of England for the 7th time and someday he will be the captain of England. What does seem to many as another night in FA Cup actually will go down as a contest that could in the future change the perspective of English Football to the entire world. For once, I truly enjoyed a beautiful game played beautifully, even though I am not a great fan of EPL and would any day prefer La Liga, Serie A over it.
And, I shall gloat all day tomorrow with my LiverPool T-Shirt and paint the town RED!
Extra: Schumi on 2nd row for the Spanish GP. Make my weekend RED Michael! Go….