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Ten-men United ease past Spurs

September 12, 2009
Giggs celebrates freekick goal

Giggs celebrates freekick goal

The final kickoff for today saw a ten-men Manchester United rather easily beat Tottenham Hotspur at the latter’s home ground, White Hart Lane, 1-3 the final score.

The game started badly for the Sir Alex’s men as in the opening seconds Defoe scored with a brilliant acrobatic kick leaving United stunned. But United regained their composure and once they started dominating the midfield, it was only a matter of time before they drew level. A Palacios’ foul on Berbatov outside the box gave United the chance they needed, and Giggs curled in a brilliant freekick which gave Cudicini no chance whatever, on the 25th minute. United applied more pressure, and the breakthrough came on 41 minutes, as Spurs failed to deal properly with a corner kick, and the resulting clearance fell to Anderson, who volleyed home with his left foot, redeeming himself in Sir Alex’s eyes in the process.

The second half started brightly for Spurs as they pressurized United, forcing them to defend deep and concede fouls. As a result, Scholes received his 2nd yellow of the day on the hour mark, leaving United with 10-men. However, the Red Devils were not intimidated, and started playing better than with 11 men, and Rooney came to life and ran the Spurs defence ragged. He was eventually rewarded for his hard work on 78th minute, after he collected a brilliant pass from Fletcher, skipped past 2 defenders, and slot home between the stranded Cudicini’s legs. 1-3 full time score in United’s favor, with their next encounter being against Besiktas for the Champions League in midweek, followed by a Sunday match vs the ‘enemy brother’, Man City.

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  1. September 12, 2009 11:11 pm

    “the enemy brother”??? lol

    Was well pleased with the performance today. We could have capitulated after the early strike, but we bossed the game in the main. Spurs are weak without Modric..and i hope Tom Huddlestones face is ok after Scholesy viciously kicked him in the mouth :-)

  2. September 13, 2009 7:28 am

    Fair result to Utd. Spurs looked clueless without Modric running the play. Too many high balls played towards Crouchie, although it worked for the first goal, Utd were smart enough to watch for the other Spurs player waiting for the 2nd ball.

    Also Lennon was well marked by Evra. Barely had a decent run on his favoured right side, always having to come in to his left. Should’ve played him on the left, against O’Shea.

  3. September 13, 2009 9:59 am

    Berbatov was amazing!

    • September 13, 2009 2:48 pm

      he was in familiar territory thats why! ;)

      in his head he prob went “I know hw to find the back of THIS net very well!”

      • September 13, 2009 3:01 pm

        Berbas started well…his tail is up. Was glad to see a performance and a goal from Anderson..in fact the whole midfield took the game by the scruff of the neck which is great for the games ahead. Evra was like a man possessed yesterday..bombing forward like a winger at every chance.

        Bring on the City girls

  4. September 14, 2009 1:15 am

    When Paul Scholes receives a yellow, he should be taken off immediately. Risk of another is high considering his horrendous tackling.

    Anyway, boys looked good. Vidic looked like he was about ready to rumble at a few points.

    Alan Hutton has had a horrible week of footballing.

    Aaron Lennon is a beast.

  5. George permalink
    September 14, 2009 12:00 pm

    I love Paul Scholes, even if he can’t tackle. Brilliant player, good bloke, and keeps out the headlines. ‘spect!

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