Monday, February 28, 2011

The day's upset special

With "THE KING'S SPEECH" claiming many of the top honors, upsets were rare at last night's OSCARS.
You have to head to WEMBLEY for the day's biggest surprise.

It was there that Obafemi Martins' late goal lifted BIRMINGHAM CITY to a 2-1 victory over ARSENAL in the CARLING CUP FINAL -- the Blues' first major trophy since the 1963 League Cup final.

I watched yesterday's match on television, supporting the underdogs from Britain's second city against the moneyed favorites from the capital.

Goalkeeper Ben Foster starred for Birmingham, his saves helping preserve a 1-1 score that remained until Martins' heroics off the substitutes' bench.

Birmingham City's players and supporters -- called "Bluenoses" -- launched into a joyous celebration at the final whistle. One of the commentators wondered if the historically successful Arsenal would have celebrated with such boundless enthusiasm.

I don't think so. It was the upset special of the day.


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