Man City 1 - 0 Man Utd
The Line Up:
Brown Rio Vidic Evra
Nani Scholes Carrick Giggs
As the saying goes, Same S**t Different Day. United attacked continuously yet couldn't score, just like the previous 2 matches. Nani could have scored, Scholes could have scored and Tevez SHOULD have scored but no one did and thus we lay stranded somewhere in the bottom half of the premiership table.
United started the match quite well, the players were determined to defeat City's players. Attack after attack, shot after shot, Schmeichel saving most of them with the rest ending as a souvenier to the spectators behind the goal. United should have been given a penalty but I think the referee's mind was thinking about Global Warming instead of the match. Van Der Sar was virtually a spectator but we failed to make our superiority count and indeed we were punished for this. Geovanni grabbed the ball and somehow managed to score from a notable distance. It was a great goal, hands down, but what frustrates me most is that this was City's only shot on target during the first half.
The second half followed and yet again United attacked relentlessly but couldn't score. Micah Richards was in a magical form, and kept Tevez out of the game. And when Tevez was given a bit of space, he messed things up, if you want to see a mess up, watch the replay of him missing the target from a couple of cm's away from goal. Incredible simply jaw-dropping! I don't recall a decent shot on target by City, United dominated but couldn't score, credit to a great City defence, and City's keeper, who justifies the 'Like Father, Like Son' saying[He is Peter Schmeichel's son]. The only up from this match is that Hargreaves played and he was in my opinion the best player in a United shirt.
Another 3 points dropped, is this a horrible dream? Seeing United near the bottom of the table while City lay at the top. It's not, it's reality and something should be done if Ferguson really wants to win another premiership title. It really hurts to see United in this state, nearest to the bottom place than to the top. Our attack is in shambles, and to justify our pathetic attacking options, Frazier Campbell made his debut in the final 15 mins of the game, a time when we needed a proven attacker and not an inexperienced one. But we have no proven fit attackers left at the club except for Campbell and Dong Fansomething, since Ferguson decided to sell both Smith and Rossi and keep Saha. Mind you, Saha does his job whenever he plays, but he's always out injured. United are playing well in every department except in the attack and something should be done, it's better late than never, since the transfer window is still open, why doesn't Fergie buy a decent cheap attacker who could score and fill the emptiness left by Rooney? We'll wait and see, until then I will just pray United win their next match, otherwise we would have to admit that winning the league is virtually impossible especially if our rivals keep winning. Our next game is against Tottenham, I believe we could win the match, Tottenham didn't impress me at all, although they won their last match, but against a modest team like Derby so I expect a win, we'll just wait and see.
Over And Out.
N.B Player Ratings : VDS - 5, Brown - 6, Ferdinand - 6, Vidic - 6, Evra - 6, Hargreaves - 7, Carrick - 5, Scholes - 7, Giggs- 5, Nani - 6, Tevez - 5. ( Subs O Shea -5, Campbell -4, Eagles -6)