Tuesday, February 14, 2012

United 2-1 Liverpool

Rooney 46:15

Suarez 79:55
Rooney 49:03

United trooped in confidently to face their biggest rival in the league after a morale boosting draw at Stamford Bridge. While the other Reds entered the pitch cautiously knowing United will take the full advantage of playing at home to seek revenge.

It not a cracking game for the first 30 minutes. Both teams played cautiously to avoid mistakes. But Liverpool took the early initiative after the kick off to find early goal that could put United under tremendous pressure. Clearly it was Liverpool game plan. To have the early goal then sit back, absorb United attacks then hit back with counter attack.

So it was sloppy at the beginning. Even United players did not brave enough to hold the ball for longer period. Thus the game saw many stray passes. The reliable Giggs also had so many stray passes showing the lack of confident and nervousness.   Then slowly United got their rhythm and settle down. We got United back. The movements, passing and positional play were superb. Though we could hardly see the fluid passing that made United so famous. In 30th minutes one touch movement involving few United players almost ended a goal from Scholes. But his header straight at Pepe Reina. It was fabulous move and if it was a goal, it surely one of the best team's goal. Then the game belong to United. De Gea had almost nothing to do.

Then the half time. Again my heart was pounding. I'm afraid that United will again conceded goal in this vulnerable period of ten minutes. However much to my disbelieve, it was United who scored. Not one but two goal in three minutes. The Kops was collapsing. United was much better side. Rooney should has his hattrick. His partnership with Welbeck really troubling Liverpool. However Liverpool got one goal back from Suarez. Again United conceded goal from a set piece. The goal set a nervous 10 minutes for United fans. But again the best team win and it was United.

Evra joyful celebrations at one stage occurring directly in the face of Suarez
Manchester United's Patrice Evra, right, attempts to shake hands with Liverpool's Luis Suarez, left, during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012. Suarez refused to shake the hand of the Manchester United defender Evra, their first meeting since the Liverpool forward was banned for eight matches for racially abusing Evra in October 2011.(AP Photo/Jon Super) (AP2012)

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