Monday, January 05, 2009

Southampton 0 - Manchester United 3




Dimitar Berbatov had a fantastic game yesterday, being involved in everything United did. Danny Welbeck’s header, Nani’s penalty and Darron Gibson’s shot made the scoreline 3 to United, the Saints 0. Berbatov was comfortably Man of the Match in my view.

Sothampton`s Matt Paterson was red-carded for a first-half studs-up challenge on Nemanja Vidic. He left the referee with no option other than to send him off. Paterson apologised to his team-mates afterwards.

The ref, Mike Riley deemed Nani’s free-kick to have struck David McGoldrick on the arm which led to a penalty which Nani converted.

Rooney came on with 30 minutes of the game left, and stirred up the United players. The England international then created the third, cutting the ball back to Gibson, who finished expertly.

United have a young group of upcoming players - Jonny Evans, Rafael, Darron Gibson, Rodrigo Possebon, Danny Welbeck and Manucho.

The Reds face Spurs in the 4th round.

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