United 6 - 0 Newcastle
OShea Rio Vida Evra
Ronaldo Carrick Anderson Giggs
6, is a magic number!... And United's performance was even more magical. During the first half United huffed and puffed but Newcastle's defence somehow kept the scoreline 0-0. But it was in the second half when goals began to flood in. Ronaldo scored his first Hat-Trick in a United shirt, Tevez got a brace while Ferdinand scored a goal which makes you wonder, is he really just a defender?
All goals were beautifully built especially the 3rd goal, when Carrick played into Rooney, whose clever touch gave Tevez space, and from his slide-rule pass Ronaldo shot up on the overlap to provide the perfect finish. Then there was another stunner, Ferdinand made it four from Rooney's majestic pass. Given time and space Rooney weighed up the angles and played a glorious pass into Ferdinand - who slotted in brilliantly. Pure Class. It was a game which I wished had no ending.
The defence was brilliant, the midfield was perfect especially Carrick, and the attackers worked tirelessly and eventually got their rewards although Rooney could have been happier had he scored a goal or two. Given made some great saves on Rooney. Full credit to him. Now we're on top of the league by a greater goal difference. Our next match is vs Reading, I beleive it will be a very difficult match but if United play like they did vs Newcastle, we would beat anyone let alone Reading. It will be difficult and although I hope we win, I've got a feeling we'll drop some points. Fingers crossed.
UTDTILLIDIERatings. VDS-8, O'Shea-7, Ferdinand-8, Vidic-8, Evra-7, Ronaldo-9, Carrick-8, Anderson-7, Giggs-7, Tevez-9, Rooney-7. (Simpson-8, Fletcher-7, Nani-7)