Monday, March 22, 2010

United 2-1 Liverpool

Hail Sir Jing Sung

United had the premier league trophy at their sight after beating Liverpool at Old Trafford with 2-1 score line. Liverpool who played for pride after already out of title chase was determined to halt United progress. Although Liverpool took the lead in 5th minutes by Torres's header, United showed their champion character by scoring two goals as reply.

Both team started cautiously. United controlled the possession by passing the ball around the pitch. Liverpool meanwhile was happy to watch United with the ball but ready to pounce any mistake by their bitter rival. Then out of sudden Liverpool score. Carrick lost the ball after being caught by Torres who back heeled it to Gerard. Well aware of Kuyt, Liverpool's skipper then passed the ball to the winger. The Holland international look up then delivered a cross to Torress who unmarked. Whole United defenders were ball watching. No one was closed enough with the Spaniard. It was easy for Torres to plant superbly header passed Van De Sar. That was Liverpool first attack or rather attempt on United goal. Later proof the only attempt by the Merseysiders.

Then it was all United. Five minutes later United was awarded with dubious penalty after Valencia was tugged down by Mascherano. First I thought it was a red card and a free kick. But Howard Webb, South Africa bound referee, produced yellow and a penalty. Rooney stepped up. His initial spot kick was saved by Reina but scored from the rebound. United was backed into the game. Still the game was played in relatively slow tempo. United had the possession. Ji Sung Park, my favorite player, had twice tested Reina with headers. Second header he beat Agger. Then in 60 minutes the third header from Ji Sung Park gave United the lead. Cross from the left by Flecther was connected by the flying header of Ji Sung Park. He seemed to slip into Liverpool penalty unnoticing. Carragher was busy wrestling with Rooney while Mascherano also seemed be focusing on Rooney. 2-1.

Both team used five midfielders. Sharing the same style of playing. Torres had Gerrard as the support and link with the midfielders. United used Ji Sung Park that again gave a great performance. He linked with Rooney very well. Sometimes we could see Ji Sung Park as twin striker for Rooney. Jing Sung Park free role worked very well. His energetic and industrious run gave United extra man in attack and midfield.

All seemed working well for the 19th trophy. United just have to win all the remaining games. Chelski drew with Blackburn had gave United the edge.

Glory Glory United

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