Aston Villa 2 - 3 United
Rafael Rio Smalling Evra
Valencia Scholes(Cleverley) Carrick Young(Chicharito)
Another game, another comeback. I don't think I have ever witnessed as many comebacks during one season as I've done during the current one....and we're still in November. I thought we were in absolute control of the game until the 44th minute but as soon as Villa scored their goal, they looked very confident. At two-nil I thought there wasn't enough time for us to come back but I was mightily wrong as United scored another vital 3 points. When our first went in, you just knew that we'd probably win the game. People might think that we're lucky but it's definitely not luck if you come back from a losing position this often!
Game Positives? We're scoring for fun and the spirit shown by our players was impeccable That's the United spirit I never grow tired of witnessing. Negative? The thing that is annoying me this year is the fact that we're shipping too many goals.
Chicharito was obviously today's man of the match. I've noticed that our Mexican looked like he improved his overall play and today's game was a testament to that. He scored two good goals which sandwiched a shot of his that deflected into Villa's net. However, the second goal was given as an own goal and Chicharito was certainly unaware of that as he paraded with the match ball at the end of the game. He must've been gutted when he learned that his second goal wasn't really his. That was his first 'hat-trick' in a United shirt! Oh well, there's always next time Chicha! Well played.
|Rafael - Very Good Performance|
A candidate for man of the match was also our goalie. He punched a lot of shots away from danger and also produced a stunning save midway through the second half. Our fullbacks had a great game as well. Rafael was excellent on the overlap while Evra made some important blocks. Our centre backs were shaky though. Young, Scholes and Carrick weren't at their best. Valencia made a lot of decent runs but his final ball was poor. Roo did well when he dropped deeper. RVP barely had a sniff of the ball but when he did, he rattled the bar twice and then produced an assist.
These games might be pleasing for the eye but I don't think they're doing my heart any good. One day it will succumb under the pressure and, well, I'd probably be glad I died watching my beloved United. Bring on Norwich!
- Man Utd have come from two goals down to win on seven different occasions in the PL, with six of them away from home.
- Robin van Persie has hit the woodwork 4 times this season, more than any other player in the PL.