United 1 - 0 Everton
Fabio Rio Evans O'Shea(Evra)
Valencia Gibson(Giggs) Anderson Nani(Owen)
|Neville and Roo smiling after Chichi's goal|
I wasn't very confident when I saw the starting line up mainly because O'Shea & Evans have calamity spelt all over them and at the centre, Gibson has been below-par all season. The two defenders managed to put in a decent performance but Gibson was really poor. I don't think that it is a coincidence that when he was subbed off we scored. It's a pity really because we all know that Gibbo is capable of playing well in the mid but it just ain't happening for him this year!
We were all over Everton. They had one decent, almost heart stopping, chance that was well saved by VDS. Other than that chance it was all about United. What happened during the game would have made even the most faithful fan think that it wasn't going to be our day. Chicharito blocked a certain goal, Anderson(my man of the match) concluded poorly from a good position, Gibson was misfiring, Nani turned into the player of 2 years ago and then, to put the icing on the cake, Owen hit the post!
|Anderson was Superb|
However the stage was set for our new hero, little pea, to come up with the big winner. United's 100th goal this season. At the club, where I was watching the game, everybody went mental! Scoring the winning goal late in the game makes a victory even more sweeter. I'd pay to see the reaction of the Arsenal and Chelsea fans when Chichi scored the winner!
All the huffing and puffing finally paid its dividend - 3 precious points against a very defensive Everton side. We are now a step closer to winning our 19th title and realise Fergie's dream of knocking Liverpool off their effin perch. "It ain't over till the fat lady sings" but the fat lady has done her vocal warm-up and is now on stage. All that is left for her to do is SING!
A mammoth week lies ahead...