And, after a turgid encounter, it's only fair we end with the man who at least salvaged us a reminder that 4pm on a Sunday can throw up genius moments.
Hard lines Stoke fans, there was plenty of endeavour and Ibrahim Afellay promise to at least see some light at the end of the tunnel.
Thanks to all of your for the tweets and texts today. You've been blinding.
You candigest the match report here,read about Arsenal's defeat here and keep your eyes on the BBC Sport website later for features such as the Garth Crooks Team of the Week.