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Alex McLeish hailed yesterday’s shock Carling Cup triumph as his best achievement in football, while goalkeeper Ben Foster described it as a victory for Birmingham’s staff spirit. Also: Gareth Thomas says Steven Davies’ brave transfer will improve him as a particular person and a player.
Arsenal v Birmingham City: Carling Cup final reside
Obafemi Martins’ late winner gives Birmingham Town unforgettable victory about Arsenal, whose trophy drought continues.
McLeish enjoys Birmingham success
Alex McLeish hailed Birmingham’s Carling Cup achievement more than Arsenal as his “biggest achievement” as a manager. McLeish appreciated loads of success north of the border with Rangers when he was part of a two-horse race for trophies with Celtic.