Monday, February 28, 2011

The 48-year wait is over

Birmingham City proved its status as a non-guaranteed team option for the title of champion.

The proof, they managed to lift the League Cup early yesterday morning after the sink Arsenal 2-1 in the final action at Wembley Stadium.

It was the first title in 48 years Birmingham was ter-final after their League Cup success in 1963.

Obafemi Martins as the heroes would dijulang Birmingham when he exploded during a match winning goal just a minute remaining.

Martins simply denied the ball into the goal-Sete is misunderstanding between the Arsenal goalkeeper, Wojciech Szczesny, and defense partner, Laurent Koscielny.

"I think it's my second touch after being admitted. It is the most simple network in my career, but he also became an important network in this tournament," said Martins.

Earlier, Birmingham ahead in the 28th minute results Zigic header but Arsenal managed to equalize through Robin van Persie shot pretty intervening 11 minutes later.

"For a small club like ours, if they beat Arsenal, it was like a dream come true.

"We were not given directly by the expectations of the football experts and those who are guilty of betting, but it is a quite stunning performance from every player," said Birmingham manager Alex McLeish.

With this success, Birmingham is automatically eligible to Europa League next season and their priority now is to secure a position in the Premier League campaign.

For Arsenal, the kekala-han that they have now failed to make three final action since 2005 and continues to be in a quandary to lift the championship trophy.
Arsenal now have to rise immediately when they face Leyton Orient on Thursday morning to repeat the action the FA Cup fifth round, followed by a second round second leg Champions League Barcelona meets next week.


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