West Ham 2 - 2 United
Smalling(Giggs) Vidic Evans Buttner
Rafael Scholes(Valencia) Cleverley Kagawa
Two excellent finishes by Cleverley and RVP sandwiched a brace by West Ham's Collins as the tie will have to be decided in a replay due to be played next week.
United played well during the first half. Our players kept the ball quite well and West Ham were only threatening when they scored their first goal. It was a different story during the second half though as we only created some decent chances very very late in the game. Cleverley's goal was well taken and Chicharito did ever so well to create it BUT our second goal was of a different class. Giggsy, who had just missed a sitter, delivered an immaculate ball towards RVP and the latter produced the touch of the match and probably the finish of the game to force the replay. It's such a good feeling knowing that you have this great player in your squad!
Not much to say about the game apart from the fact that Valencia is getting on my nerves. He could have scored the winner today but instead produced a shot that any rugby player would have been proud of. Ever since he got that number 7 shirt, he's been abysmal. Pressure? Maybe. Oh, and I'm still not entirely convinced about that boy Kagawa.
Anyway, I'm pleased we're still in the FA Cup but not entirely over the moon about the fact that we'll have an extra game to play. BUT the positiveness of still being in with a shout to win the FA Cup obviously offsets the burden of an extra game. Liverpool next! COME ON!