Sunday, September 27, 2009

Giggs Helps United Go Back to Top

Yet again Ryan Giggs was inspirational for Manchester United.

The final score was Stoke City 0-2 Manchester United.

Within seven minutes of replacing Nani, Giggs had set up Dimitar Berbatov with a ball that left the Bulgarian with the simplest of goals to put the Red Devils one goal up.

John O’Shea later nodded home a free kick from Giggs to put the game out of Stoke`s reach.

The shock result of the day was Chelsea`s losing to Wigan by three goals to one, which put Man. United back on top of the Premiership.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Manchester United 1-0 Wolverhampton

Ten-man Manchester United edged past Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 in their third round League Cup tie, courtesy of a well-taken Danny Welbeck goal.

Welbeck, in his first start of the season, was lively all night and capped an impressive performance with a lovely goal. The 18-year-old played a neat one-two with Michael Owen and finished emphatically low into the corner of Marcus Hahnemann’s goal.

The result had looked all but clear after young Brazilian left-back Fabio Da Silva was sent off for a professional foul after just half an hour had been played. The twin brother of Rafael dragged down Wolves midfielder Michael Kightly on the edge of the box after he was put through on goal.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

No Action by City Against Bellamy For Fan Strike

It looks like Craig Bellamy won`t get punished for hitting the supporter who ran on to the pitch near the end of last weekend`s derby match.

Mark Hughes, Bellamy`s manager, says the club won`t be punishing the player. Now it`s up to the FA to decide what if anything to do.

The supporter is being charged by the police though by all accounts. Why on earth people have to run on to the pitch and risk getting banned for life by their club is beyond me.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Man United 4 Man City 3

United’s performance went from the sublime to the ridiculous. They took the lead in the third minute when Patrice Evra ran on to Giggs’s throw-in, with Shaun Wright-Phillips asleep, and set up Wayne Rooney for an exceedingly well-taken goal.

Thirteen minutes later Foster ran from his penalty area and panicked under pressure from Carlos Tévez, who tackled him and teed up Gareth Barry for City’s first equaliser.

Three times United edged in front in the clash but every time City came back until the champions delivered a knock-out blow deep into stoppage time when Michael Owen slotted home the winner.

Giggs was his usual energetic brilliant self, it`s hard to believe he is 35 years old.

Sir Alex Ferguson hailed his side's 4-3 win over Manchester City as one of the best derbies of all time.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

United Beat Besiktas in Turkey

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson played down Wayne Rooney's reaction to being substituted in the 1-0 Champions League win at Besiktas.

Rooney shook his head as he walked off and threw down one of his boots in disgust as he sat in the dug-out.

Rooney was replaced by Michael Owen on 63 minutes, with the Group B game in Turkey still goalless.

But it was Paul Scholes who eventually gave United the win, scoring with a header on 77 minutes.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Spurs No Match For Manchester United

Jermain Defoe scored for Spurs after 52 seconds with a great overhead kick. Ryan Giggs` excellent free kick cancelled out the goal though.

Since joining United Anderson has occasionally demonstrated typically Brazilian skills in every department except finishing but when King cleared Scholes’s drive, he drilled a left-foot shot beyond Cudicini to give United the advantage.

It didn`t look good for United when when Paul Scholes was dismissed on 58 minutes for a second booking in quick succession after a late tackle on Tom Huddlestone. It was the ninth red card of his career, and it looked like their 1 goal advantage could be taken away.

United withdrew Dimitar Berbatov and restocked their midfield with Michael Carrick. They were not only able to protect their lead but augment it. Wayne Rooney cut past Alan Hutton and nutmegged Carlo Cudicini to put the score beyond Spurs` reach at Spurs 1-3 Manchester United.