United 2 - 0 QPR
Rafael(Jones) Evans Rio Evra
Valencia Carrick Scholes(Cleverley) Young(Giggs)
The league is ours to lose. Our boys performed very well today while Arsenal did us a huge huge favor. A team managed by Sir Alex won't surrender an 8 point advantage.
|Roo kept his cool to slot home|
The ref gifted our team a penalty today. Young was in an offside position and that should have nullified Derry's challenge. So NO that wasn't a penalty, but it was given and all the ABU's should get over it. I watched City's game and Balotelli should have been sent off during the first half but he wasn't and I didn't hear anybody whining about that. The sending off did affect the game, obviously. We had 70% of the possession and that is highly because of the red card. However, when Derry was sent off, QPR parked a double decker in front of their keeper Kenny and this made life difficult for our players. Finding a gap in that defence was very difficult and that is the reason why our players started to shoot from outside the penalty area during the second half. So a lot of credit has to go to our players. Most pundits chose to overlook our players' contribution and credit the ref for our win today.
|Scholesy is doing better than he did last year|
Rooney opened the score from the spot and Scholes scored a scorcher. Both Rafael and Carrick rattled the post during the second half, so United could have easily won by a wider margin today. All players did well and I guess Scholes was my man of the match. He scored a crucial goal, his third of the season, and sprayed passes for fun throughout the game. His return left me flabbergasted but I guess it was one of Fergie's best decisions to persuade Scholes back into the game. Legend.
I'm delighted. We are now on the verge of winning our 20th league title. Winning it at Eastlands is now a huge possibility and that would be sweet. Wigan away next. Let's hope our players aren't complacent. If they concentrate they should brush Wigan aside. COME ON UNITED! :)