Sven-Goran Eriksson picked out the weaknesses in Sam's side at Manchester earlier in the season, and exploited them to the full.
And the Swede did it again last night.
No-one can tell me Allardyce is on the same level as the ex-England boss. They are poles apart. And the Swede must have struggled to hold back the smile when he said after the match "Sam is a good manager".
Every hi-tech gadget available, and a backroom staff of over TWENTY ... and he still hasn't got a clue!
Sven-Goran Eriksson: "We have been waiting for that a long time. It was very good. We deserved to win today.
"We had a good spirit and I think when we got the ball, we played good football as well.
"We kept the ball, we had good combinations, some very, very good counter-attacks and two very nice goals, so we cannot be anything other than happy, very happy."