Eight minutes added time was a minimum. Added time always is a minimum. Perhaps if the rocket scientist Arshavin amongst others had adopted the required ten yards quicker for the original free kick, then the whistle might have been blown sooner.
The result was a sensational comeback after Arsenal’s Eboue ‘gifted’ Liverpool a penalty in the dying seconds of this afternoon’s game. Alan Smith described the Gunner as having a ‘rush of blood to the head.’
But was it a penalty? Kenny Dalglish clearly thought it was, you didn’t need a certificate in lip reading to see him laughingly tell Mr Wenger to ‘**** off’ as the two coaches approached each other as the final whistle blew.