United 2 - 0 Fulham

Brown Ferdinand Vidic Evra
Ronaldo Hargreaves Anderson Giggs
Rooney Tevez

We’re back in second place after a win against Fulham thanks to Ronaldo’s brace.

United dominated this match and could have ended up with more goals if the players finishes were more deadly. United got out to snatch that early goal and demoralise Fulham and our objective was reached when Ronaldo saw his superb volley end in the back of the net. I thought this was the first of many goals I was about to see during this match but I was dead wrong. Fulham’s goalie produced 2 excellent saves on Tevez to keep the scoreline 1-0.

The second half didn’t differ to the first half at all. We attacked continuously while there was that odd attack by Fulham. Fulham seemed to get a grip on the game early in the first half and ironically that’s when United killed off the brave Fulham players with a fine header by Ronaldo. The match as a contest was now dead and buried, it was a matter of how many more goals United would score. To my dismay United failed to score another, although Saha, Ronaldo and Tevez should have widened the margin.

Attack wise United were perfect except for the final shot, Hargreaves and Ronaldo had a great game. Rooney who was substituted later during the game was furious about some refereeing decisions but to be honest the assistant referee was spot on. The referee on the other hand committed some stupid mistakes which did not have an influence on the game, but did have on the scoreline. I thought Niemi’s foul on Ronaldo was a clear penalty, but instead of the penalty the referee showed Ronaldo the yellow card, and could have sent Ronaldo off for his sarcastic applaud. I remember Rooney was once sent of for such behaviour. On the other hand the ref didn’t show Rooney the yellow card for his foul language which could be lip read from all tv viewers nevermind the referee. This shows the inconsistency of this referee. Anyhow, I’m glad United won.

Our next match is vs Derby, obviously I expect nothing less than a win with a few goals. I hope that next Wednesday Newcastle do us a favour vs Arsenal, it's about time the magpies picked up some points!

Come On You Reds!!

VDS-6, Brown-8, Ferdinand-7, Vidic-8, Evra-6, Hargreaves-8, Rooney-7, Tevez-7, Ronaldo-9, Giggs-7, Anderson-7 (O’shea-7, Carrick-6, Saha-6)


Anonymous said…
i expected more...
...but a win is a win
Stevie Red said…
Arsenal drew yesterday therefore we're 4 points behind them.
The xmas period will be decisive, whoever loses points (especially if its United, Chelsea or Liverpool) will bow out of the title race. That's my opinion.
United all the way!

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