The Carling Cup final 8 draw was announced and has thrown together some interesting fixtures. Chelsea take on Blackburn, and going by our 5-0 result against them in the premier league, seems like an easy enough game for the Blues. Oh and while I am on the 5-0 topic, Manchester United, the “Champions” (bleh!) could only score 2 goals against them last night, and that too after much ranting from Sir Alex.
Emmanuel Adebayor’s new club Manchester City have drawn his old club Arsenal. Last time the two teams met, Adebayor stomped on Van Persie’s face and infamously ran the length of the pitch to celebrate in front of the traveling Arsenal fans after he scored a goal. He managed to antagonize all Arsenal supporters, the Neutrals and the City fans as well for the trouble he put his new club in. So Arsenal go back to City of Manchester Stadium to take on Emmanuel Adebayor and his stupid tantrums. The Manchester City manager Mark Hughes who can’t afford to leave the £25 million Togolese striker on the bench in a match against an in-form Arsenal team, I suspect will be very nervous should Adebayor score. Oh, the irony! Both teams have great players and will go into this match with accounts to settle. A must-watch game which promised to be high on passion, drama and footballing skill.
Portsmouth take on Martin O’ Neill’s Aston while Manchester United play Tottenham in a repeat of last years final.
Manchester City – Arsenal
Blackburn Rovers – Chelsea
Manchester United – Tottenham Hotspur
Portsmouth – Aston Villa