United 2 - 1 Everton


Simpson Brown Vidic Evra

Ronaldo Carrick Anderson Giggs

Rooney Tevez

We were lucky to get out of this match with a 2-1 scoreline, although we were the better side we weren’t in our best form, but an in form Ronaldo did the trick. He scored 2 goals one coming from the spot to help United keep the pace with leaders Arsenal.

With 20 minutes gone, the match was crying out for a piece of individual brilliance. And as you could expect Ronaldo provided this moment with a fine strike from a couple of yards away from goal. United’s joy at getting the goal lived short as Everton managed to find the equalizer thanks to an unmarked Cahill header. These were the last threatening actions of the first half.

In the second half United were superior and threatened the Everton defence, but not the goalie. Everton’s defence was perfect and United just couldn’t get through Everton’s impermeable defence. The 90 minute mark loomed large and I thought this match was destined for a 1-1 draw when suddenly Giggs was fouled inside the Everton box. Penalty, and that boy Ronaldo coverted from the spot. 2-1 the final score.

It wasn’t a great performance by United, Everton were nearly perfect in their approach to this game but I guess we were lucky. Our next match is vs Sunderland away from home. I think it may be a difficult match but United would dig out a result. As always, we’ll wait and see.

Until then Merry Christmas to all Man Utd fans, and to our rival fans, well, I hope you have a horrible Christmas, in terms of football that is :p

Player Ratings – Kuzak-6, Simpson-6, Brown-7, Vidic-7, Evra-7, Ronaldo-8, Anderson-7, Carrick-6, Giggs-6, Rooney-6, Tevez-5. ( Oshea-6, Fletcher & Saha -5)


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