Wow! Such relief and on we go. This was the result that we needed even though we had a few wobbles and although it was better it was not a World Cup winning performance. However, to be fair we are now out of the group and we are going to be very hard to beat. From now on it is cup football and our boys know all about that.
James Milner showed what he can do and for me was the man of the match. At last a winger who can beat a man and cross the ball. He could, now he has got into the game, prove to be a match winner in the later rounds. I must admit I was astonished to see Defoe selected ahead of Crouch but nobody can argue against the guy who scores the only goal.
The defence continues to be strong and reliable with John Terry outstanding and the two full backs very difficult to beat and always in the game. One game at a time lads...steady boys steady!