Well in Dirk - I have to say Pennant was excellent too.
Results all gone our way - third should be ours.
Really hope the Mancs lose now and Chelsea beat them to the title.
Anybody see Paddy Berger for Villa? He's still got it!
Watched Berger against Everton on Monday, and he's still got so much class compared to that plonker Petrov.
Anyway, as for us: Arbeloa, smashing goal, well taken in a classic counter attack.
Reading are honest hardworking and physical so to get a win late in what is effectively a dead rubber game sandwiched between important ties was great. Pennant deserved a start I thought and Momo was lacking badly in confidence but Mascherano was mostly excellent. Happy for Kuyt too - Bellamy was off colour and should've made more of his chances.
In retrospect Crouch was probably the wrong man to pick for this game, he couldn't get into it at all, as it was too physical... his silky skills couldn't shine.