Everton 0 - 1 United
Jones Vidic Evans Evra
Park Fletcher Cleverley(Nani) Welbeck(Valencia)
|Chicarito Scored The All Important Goal|
The last time we won at Everton, VDS, Silvestre, Brown, Scholes, Ronaldo and Tevez were in our starting line-up, so that shows how long it has been since we last emerged victorious at Goodison Park. Even though our team performed drably, today's win was a big one. Winning at Everton is no easy task and after last week's dismal performance, a win to get back on track was a must. Chicharito scored the winning goal with an easy tap in after a fine cross by Evra.
|Cleverley Succumbed to Another Injury|
Although we might have ridden our luck today, I'm pretty pleased with our defensive performance. Vidic showed us what we've been missing during the past two months or so. He was immense. My man of the match. Evans, who had a nightmare last week, played decently but was still prone to his customary error. Jones, once again, and Evra had a good game in their positions. Cleverley started the game brightly but had to be subbed off because of another injury. I hope nothing's too serious because his build up play is a joy to watch and we'll need him in the upcoming very winnable games. Fletcher was everywhere and so was Park. They ran their socks off and won a lot of balls in the middle of the field. Rooney played in a midfield position but was a tad disappointing today. He worked very hard, as usual, but never really had any influence on the game. At the front Chicharito got caught in numerous offside positions but capped a pretty anonymous display with a match winning goal.
I'm pleased with todays result and delighted our nearest trailing rivals Chelsea slumped to an amazing defeat vs the Gunners. What a game that was! Otelul next. Must win.