Robin van Persie Rescued Manchester United in 7-goal Thriller Against Reading

December 2, 2012 · Posted in English Football · 1 Comment 

For 14 times this season in the English Premier League, Manchester United has conceded the first goal in every of these matches. This time, it was away to face Reading, where 7 first-half goals sealed the fate of the match.

After going down to Reading’s opening goal, Manchester United fought back to 2-1, but two quick successive goals by Reading restored their 1-goal cushion. It took another moment of magic from Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie to swing the match back in favor of the Red Devils.

Although the victory was claimed by Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson was not at all pleased, especially with the defensive fragility his team has been displaying throughout this season. There were too many a times when he felt his team “was rescued”.

Having said that, he could not have been more glad (or pleased) to have extended the lead at the top of the Premier League table, knowing that second-placed Manchester City and third-placed Chelsea has drawn and lost their matches, respectively. Sir Alex Ferguson is unlikely to let go of his grip this month, to ensure he has a good New Year.

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Wes Brown Moves to Sunderland

July 7, 2011 · Posted in English Football · 1 Comment 

Wes BrownFrom the BBC News today, it was reported that Wes Brown has completed his move from Manchester United to Sunderland. The 31-year old defender has agreed a 4-year contract with the Black Cats.

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce, also an ex-Manchester United player, expressed his delight of being able to capture a player of Wes Brown’s ability, experience and character. The new signing has already won 2 Champion League titles, 5 Premier League titles, 2 FA Cup titles and 2 League Cup titles with the Red Devils.

It was also reported that another Manchester United player, John O’shea, might be joining Sunderland, pending a medical review on Thursday.

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Manchester United Remains Unbeaten in New Year 2011

January 3, 2011 · Posted in English Football · 1 Comment 

BPL TableHalfway into the 2010/2011 Barclay Premier League seasons in England, the only unbeaten team, Manchester United, stays in pole position for the first time in the club’s history in the Premiership. Could it be following the footstep of Arsene Wenger, who did it with Arsenal a few years back? No one can really tell, but the odds are high to bet against them not to win the title.

Staying with the Red Devils at the peak is Manchester City, but second-placed due to goal difference, and also having played 2 games more. Trailing not far behind is Arsenal, who won comfortably over the weekend, as well as Tottenham Hotspur.

Personally, any one of these top 5 teams is a possible winner for the BPL title. I won’t be surprised that Chelsea started to kick into 4th gear in the second half. Manchester United is no bullet-proof as well. Expect teams at the top to drop points and those at the bottom to catch up.

However, Sir Alex Ferguson and his team should have the experience to carry them through this season to bring the silverware back from Chelsea’s grip to Old Trafford. With 19 more games to go, things could look really tough, yet exciting for all top 5 title contenders.

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