Blackpool, the Premier League newboys who surprised those pie-eating flops of Wigan Athletic in a 4-0 opening-day win, carried on where they left off last week at the Emirates Stadium today when they narrowly lost out in a 6-goal thriller against Arsenal.
The Seasiders, or Tangerines, depending on who you believe, were unlucky to be reduced to 10 mean after one of their defenders - don't ask me who, the commentator was Thai! - was sent off for what I thought was a perfectly legitimate challenge on an Arsenal striker - it might have been Walcott - who looked to be outside the box, but that might have been our telly. Well, we got it cheap from my wife's mate.
Blackpool fought tooth-and-nail to get back into the game, but were shite, and this was reflected in the final scoreline from the Emirates Stadium. It finished:
Arsenal 6 Blackpool absolutely nothing.