Tottenham 0 - 0 United
Rafael(s/o) Rio Vidic Evra
Nani(Anderson) Fletcher Carrick Giggs
This was a match with lots of attacking endeavour from both sides but no-one seemed capable of creating the breakthrough. I saw the game through my red tinted glasses but I think that even some Tottenham fans would agree when I say that United created the most threatening chances. In fact, Rooney should have opened the score in the first 2 minutes and had another two shots superbly saved by Gomez. Meanwhile I cannot recall one decent shot that VDS had to save. However, he neutralised a lot of crosses.
|Man of the Match Vidic.|
Rafael was sent off on the 75th minute. He had a very good first half but was clumsy when he floored Van der Vaart during the second half(even though it didn't seem to be intentional). It was a challenge that earned him his second yellow card. He did the same thing vs Bayern Munich but I guess he'll learn with time. This was also our first red card of the season if I'm not mistaking.
There were quite a few players who had a poor game today. Berbatov, Fletcher, Nani, Carrck, Giggsy & Evra did not play up to their usual standard. Rooney started the game brightly but faded out while our central backs had a very good game. Vidic was phenomenal. He was a beast at the back and had Crouch in his back pocket all afternoon. My man of the match.
|Sky keeps repeating that point week in week out|
Something that keeps pissing me off is the fact that skysports always presents as a talking point, after each and every United game, identical words to the following:- "Can United play this badly and still go through the rest of the season unbeaten?" I mean wtf? When City defended, Vs Arsenal, for about 90 minutes without one single decent attack, these pundits said that City had a great match and that they were very brave. Today we had our fair share of chances and defended brilliantly, yet these football 'experts' keep saying how badly United are playing. Yes, I do agree that we're not setting the world alight this year but we scored the most goals, conceded the fewest and are on top of the table. So check the table, check the stats and before you start jizzing over Arsenal and City put your glasses on and get your facts right. Fuckin ABU's. They're against us, but we'll never die! A draw against such an improved Tottenham was a good result. C'mon UNITED!