Certain Aleksandr Kerzhakov bashers over in mother Russia are thanking their lucky stars for him about now. Somebody had to cover for the gaffe (ohhh, Igor... ) and until yet another sub hero enforced his quan, it looked as though nobody would. Though they pulled the result, Russia still seem to be finding themselves. South Korea, meanwhile, are surely kicking themselves. Hard.
NSC Man of the Match: Ki Sung-Where Was This Guy At Sunderland?
- Greg Seltzer