Sunday, 24 January 2010

Saints savour Wayne's World

Personally, I won't be completely convinced until I see a replay but, unless the media have collectively conspired to sell us a tall one, a Wayne Thomas wonder goal -you read that correctly - set Saints on their way to victory over Roy Keane's Ipswich in the FA Cup today.

Saints 2 - Ipswich 1

In post-match interviews, Alan Pardew expressed his incredulity at the sweetly-struck finish from his chunky defender after half an hour. The goal came in a first half which the visitors had arguably had the better of, but Saints, boosted by Thomas' effort, went in a goal up after the break. Substitute Antonio doubled the advantage soon after coming on ten minutes from time, with consolation coming in stoppage time for the Tractor Boys.

The win continues Saints' excellent form in cups this year and is a considerable scalp for Pardew's men. It also sets up the tantalising prospect of a meeting with Pompey in the last 16. The League table makes less encouraging reading tonight, with Saints slipping further back in the race for the play-offs. Importantly, however, Saints are winning matches with three games gone of an extremely congested run of fixtures. If they can carry that into the league, the top six should become a more realistic prospect.

Next game: Brentford (A) Tues K/off 7.45

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