Tottenham 1 - 3 United
Jones Evans Rio Evra
Nani(Park) Carrick Scholes(Giggs) Young
The phrase 'a daylight robbery' must've been invented for this game. We didn't deserve to score a goal, let alone three. We didn't deserve to draw, never mind bag all three points. Harry's team must train next to a cat house full of black cats. They have no luck. They should have won vs City and lost, they lead vs Arsenal and lost and they played much better than us today and still lost. But let's be honest, who the hell cares?!
|Very good game by Roo, Danny and Young|
Young, who I bashed on a countless of occasions, did three things today, three moves which lead to all three goals. His very good cross was met by Rooney who headed home, he scored a decent volley and then hit home a sublime curling shot from outside the box. He's my man of the match because he finally made an impact on a game. His two goals vs Arsenal in September (or was it August?) didn't have an impact on the game. However, one shouldn't overlook the contribution of our excellent central defenders and our young goalie. Rio and Evans were put under a lot of pressure but came out on top in most occasions and when our number 5 and 6 failed to clear the ball, De Gea made a couple of good saves. Well done to the trio.
|Roo's goal must've been a killer blow to Tottenham|
In midfield I thought our midfielders lost the battle. Carrick was a bit sloppy today, probably his worst performance for quite a while. On the other hand I thought Scholesy did quite well but still didn't look as effective. Nani was quiet most of the time but he was the mastermind behind the second goal. When he attacked Tottenham's back four, he looked dangerous. Rooney and Welbeck were all over the pitch attacking Tottenham's side and helping their team mates at the back when it needed be. Their commitment is priceless. Maybe Jones was the player who let me down most today. Somehow, I still think Jones is a better central midfielder than a full back. At 19 he's still learning his trade and I expect him to become a better full-back. I've just read most of Neville's biography in which our legendary number 2 said that he wasn't a good right back until he was 23 years old!
Anyway, I've got a tingly feeling that this win might be a title decider. Looking at City's fixtures, I can see them dropping points vs the likes of Stoke, Swansea, Arsenal, Newcastle and maybe even vs Chelsea under a new manager. We'll wait and see. Till our fixture vs City, we must make sure we win all our games because they're all very winnable. WBA at Old Trafford next. Come on United!
|"Hands up if you think Manchester United will win the league!"|