Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp enjoyed winding up his No2 Tony Adams after their 7-4 victory over Reading.

"Well, Tony'll be disappointed, won't he?" mused Redknapp. "He's boring, boring Arsenal."

The Pompey manager was once a winger, reared at West Ham under Ron Greenwood, where entertainment came first and success did not always follow.

Adams, of course, was the defensive kingpin in George Graham's Arsenal, who wore a clean sheet like a badge of honour.

Redknapp said: "I turned round to Tony on the bench and told him I could remember watching Real Madrid winning 7-3 against Eintracht Frankfurt at Hampden Park in the European Cup in 1960.

"Wow, what a team: Gento, Di Stefano, Puskas...Sean Davis, Muntari."