Obviously I'm taking full credit for Gilberto's selection, his goal, the victory and indeed anything good that happened in the entire world since I nailed my colours to his mast.
Berbatov was either poorly marked or he's an exquisite assassin. Probably a bit of both. I thought the crucial factor was the supply. Huddlestone's assists were top draw. Both passes were expertly struck and all ol' Mitka had to do was rise like the demonic spirit he is and whistle them into the wire. What a love.
Gilberto and Bent's goals were opportunist enough but not lesser fare for it. Bent will need more than this to feel as punchy as he did the first few times he pulled on the Lilywhite shirt, but his recovery has to start somewhere.
West Ham are in genuine trouble. Buffered by points they aren't yet suffering Newcastle's ignominy of sliding south after every game, but twelve goals conceeded in three games is a straightforward crisis.
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