Just when it looked like we were going to blow the another chance to take a threshold of the title, Dimitar Berbatov pounced and reminded us of the fact that this is his season.

The Bulgarian has now scored 20 league goals for us this term but this could be the one that eventually sees us claim number 19. Many have criticised him for not banging them in when it matters most but so far, his third against Liverpool at OT, the winner at Blackpool and the one he got yesterday means that he can account for at least nine crucial points that he's won us.

Let's face it United were poor yesterday largely because of European duty in midweek and also the number of changes we've had to make given the injury situation. I doubt the absence of the manager form the dugout had anything to do with it but thankfully in the end we got what we wanted. The fans were aware of Arsenal's struggles at the Hawthorns so you can imagine the nausea when Evans was sent off. A point under the circumstances would have been good but we couldn't pass on an opportunity to create more daylight between us and our main title rivals.

It was good to get Nani and Valencia back in the same team but credit to Nani who kept trying to shoot from range as that is just about the only way to break down teams that defend deep. I mean you hope for a deflection or a lucky break like the one we got yesterday.

Evan's red card essentially means that we now have just the three recognised defenders so the International break couldn't have come any sooner. I hope we get a good chunk of the lads back after the break.

The Champions League draw on Friday paired us with Chelsea with the second leg at OT. Personally, couldn't have asked for a better draw because of the injustice we've suffered at their hands lately. It's an opportunity to settle the score.