By Birmingham City
Congratulations to Birmingham City. Coming into the final they were the outsiders however on the actual day they were anything but.
However the tactic they did use, were very much reminiscent of the tactics Sam Allardyce used to use against Arsenal around 5 years ago when his Bolton team were known for always coming out on top against a better Arsenal Team. Simply by packing the midfield in a 451 formation with a tall striker, Bolton were able to soak up the pressure that Arsenal applied on them using their triangle passing, they were able to wait for a set peice or a long ball to get the full use out of their tall striker.
Birminghams first goal was scored from a corner after their tall striker Zigic towered above every one in the box, even the keeper to head home. Arsenal equalised finally however in the dieing moments of the match, the bit of luck which Birmingham also needed to come out on top in the final came when a defensive mistake from the Arsenal keeper and CB left substitute striker Obefemi Martins the easiest cup winning goal ever known.
I felt horrible for Arsenal, watching the game in an Arsenal supporting family house I naturally was supporting Arsenal. Them themselves needing this cup win just as much as Birmingham. Now the North London team have to turn their attention to keeping up with Manchester United in the league, and coming out on top against one of the best teams ever known at the Nou Camp.
Good Luck Arsenal