Sunday, October 28, 2007

Man Utd 4-1 Middlesbrough

Wayne Rooney
Rooney scored his eighth goal in seven games
Wayne Rooney scored one goal and superbly set up another as Manchester United overwhelmed Middlesbrough to move to the top of the Premier League.

United went ahead on three minutes when Nani drove in a cracking shot from 30 yards but Jeremie Aliadiere soon equalised with a precise header.

Nani robbed Stuart Downing and played in Rooney, to smash United's second.

After the break Carlos Tevez slotted in after a sublime Rooney back-heel and he added a fourth with a deflected shot.

United scored four goals in a fourth successive game - the first time in 100 years they have done so.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

£30,000 Fine For Chelsea After United Match

Chelsea have been fined £30,000 and been severely censured by the FA regulatory commission for failing to control their players during their recent Premier League match against Manchester United. They have also been warned to mind their future conduct.

The club admitted their guilt in the matter, which specifically referred to the reaction of their players to referee Mike Dean's decision to send-off Mikel John Obi in the first-half of their 2-0 defeat on September 23. He was shown a red card for a heavy tackle on Patrice Evra and served a three-match ban immediately after the FA rejected his appeal.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

DVD : Champions! Manchester United Season Review 2006/07

Here`s a great DVD from the last season - DVD : Champions! Manchester United Season Review 2006/2007

Starring: Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Alex Ferguson

Dynamo Kiev go down 2-4 to United

This was the third successive match in which United have scored four goals. With a vibrant display of attacking football, aided and abetted by some diabolical defending, Ferguson's team moved to the brink of a place in the knockout stages.

The last time United scored more than three goals on the road in Europe they went on to win the Champions League. There remains much to do before repeating that triumph but, to illustrate their creative potential, with better finishing last night they could have exceeded the six goals they put past Brondby in Copenhagen nine years ago this week.

This was their third straight victory in Group F and United will be confident of securing a fourth in the return at Old Trafford a fortnight's hence. Should Roma also take at least a point from Sporting in Lisbon the same night United will qualify.

Ferdinand, Rooney, and Ronaldo (2), were all on the scoresheet.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Villa Lose to United Again

Wayne Rooney took his goal tally to six in the last five games for club and country as Sir Alex Ferguson's side overran nine-man Aston Villa.

Rooney bounced back from England's Euro 2008 disappointment in Russia to help the Red Devils chalk up a seventh successive win in the Barclays Premier League - and only a saved penalty denied him a hat-trick.

It moved United back into second place as they recovered from conceding their first league goal for 611 minutes against a Villa side who had Nigel Reo-Coker and Scott Carson sent off in the second period.

A good, exciting game, but United`s class was too telling for the Villa, and the Reds stay 2nd from the top.

Goals: Rooney 36, 44, Ferdinand 45, Giggs 75.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Wigan no match for United

Just watched Man United beat Wigan 4-0, then watched the 2nd half of the Rugby World Cup. Great to see the Aussies get beat after their ridiculing of England. If England isn`t a good side, then what does it make them look like?

United lost Vidic early on through a head injury, then O`Shea went off injured. Even so they were ably replaced. It wasn`t until the 2nd half that United came alive. Goals by Tevez, Ronaldo (2), and Rooney, means that United go to the top of the table above Arsenal, even if just for 24 hours.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

United Win 1-0 against Roma

Wayne Rooney scored his first goal of the season to earn Manchester United a 1-0 victory over Roma the Champions League at Old Trafford.

The result leaves United three points clear at the top of Group F, having won their opening two matches.

England striker Rooney struck with 20 minutes left on the clock when he latched on to a neat pass from Nani and hit a low first-time shot into the net from 15 yards.

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson said after the match that he was pleased with his team's performance, even though the game was a much tighter affair than last April's quarter-final clash in which United hammered Roma 7-1.