Off-topic: Arsenal 2 Blackburn 0

Arsenal

It was an ugly match, bookended with an excellent header from Senderos and then a finishing touch from Adebayor, but the rest of the 90 minutes were nothing to write home about.

Eduardo seemed too tentative to shoot; Adebayor was invisible; and the rest of the team seemed to mull around the fringes of the box, passing and passing and...passing. Not the best display, but at least it put the team five points clear at the top of the table and made up more ground on Manchester United's goal differential.

These are the "ugly" games you just have to win, even if they're not pretty. Arsenal won. I wish it would have been prettier. But I'll take the win regardless.

Especially when it comes at the expense of Mark Hughes. I can't stand that guy.

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