Sunday, May 22, 2005

Its a cruel, cruel game

I am yet to recover from the shock defeat that Manchester United suffered at the hand of the Gooners(Arsenal) last evening at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff. WE dominated the game throughout, including extra time. WE deserved to win this game easily by atleast 3 goals minimum. It was a combination of bad finishing, Jens Lehmann and the linesman's flag that saved Arsenal from defeat. We had so many clear cut chances that Roy Carroll could have gone off to sleep and still would not have conceded.

This game being a Cup final went into extra time and even during that period, Arsenal struggled for possession against a dominant Man Utd midfield of Keane, Scholes, Ronaldo and Giggs (came on as substitute for Fletecher after 90 mins). The wingers Ronaldo and Rooney teased Lauren and Ashley Cole for the entire game and even they will agree that ManU were the better team.

But, we failed to score and the game went to penalties. Here, Scholesy missed one and that was that. Lehmann looked the better of the two goalies (obviously cos he had more work to do in the entire game and hence more warmed up) whereas our man Carroll looked stupid. And to top it off, the guy I hate most at Arsenal, Vieira slotted home the final penalty for them to win the trophy.

We almost won it.!!!!!! Almost!!!!

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