Sunday, November 06, 2005

Normal Service Resumes!

Manchester United finally put in a performance that was long awaited this evening at Old Trafford. Their opponents -- the premiership champions and seemingly invincible Chelsea. It was over a year ago that Chelsea last suffered a premiership defeat. Incidentally, that was also in Manchester.

It had been a tough 7 days for Sir Alex and his side as Man Utd got comprehensively beaten by Middlesborough 4-1 last weekend and then by Lille in the Champions League in midweek. Captain Roy Keane ( who is injured btw) got into the players and criticized them for their lack of committment and desire on the pitch. But, it seemed a long shot. I for one, did not expect United to beat Chelsea because I thought that Chelsea just had too much quality in the midfield with the likes of Essien, Shaun Wright Philips, Lampard, Joe Cole, Duff, Makelele, and Robben.

We started well, kept up the momentum, scored a goal through a wonderful header from Scottish international Darren Fletcher and soaked up the pressure from Chelsea in the final third of the match.

The victory brings us within 10 points of Chelsea with a game in hand. Thats against Wigan Athletic, who are new comers to the Premiership and currently lie second above United and below Chelsea. I hope that this is the turning point of our season and this win enables us to put together a good string of results and hopefully catch Chelsea

GO REDS!!!
Cheers,

14 comments:

S said...

Yippee!!!!! :D Tat's good to hear!!
*cursing CAS and the nuisance-value STB. Hmph!!*

Hellbrandt Grimm said...

Dammit! You beat me to it! Lucky I checked your blog before having thoughts of blogging it myself.

Reds of course the second-best team! The best..well I'll keep that to myself now. But YEAH! This win sure deserves some praise.

Abhi! said...

s:
12th ma!! study pannu!

Abhi! said...

zydar:
REDS are the best! And the GOONERS haven't beaten us for 2 seasons now except that fluke penalty shoot out in the FA cup final!

S said...

adha naanga pathukarom...neenga no advice!! :) semester and CAT coming up!! remember na??

Hellbrandt Grimm said...

Fluke penalty shot? Hahahaha... I really pity that view of yours.

We both know who the best side was. Yes, I watched that match. Don't you get me started...(later edit : well like I said..too tiring to repeat it all :P)

And I didn't start the name calling, for the record, you just did. And incidentally, I happen to know some really "creative" names for the Reds! :P

Abhi! said...

s:
7th sem ma! I don't need these marks!! Ha Ha! you on the other hand have board ejjams!!!

Abhi! said...

zydar:
Whatever you say, the gooners haven't beaten us in a long time, save that FA Cup Penalty shootout victory.
We on the other hand, did the double over you last season!!!

I did not say fluke penalty shot, i said that it was a fluke save!!:-D

S said...

*smiley rolls eyes till they pop*

board exams...me take care! thou can kindly keep advice to thyself! thanking thee!! :D :P

Hellbrandt Grimm said...

abhi - Be afraid, be very afraid....

Seriously though, do you really think a bunch of toots could stand up to the likes of Thierry Henry, Patrick Viera, Jose Reyes and Dennis Bergkamp? Haha, you can't be serious!

Abhi! said...

zydar:
The so called stars that you talk about at arsenal!! well!!
Vieira for one has left - never liked tht chap! Got sent off at OT in one game as well
Bergkamp is such an old sissy! - scared of flying and hence misses lots of games for arsenal in europe
Reyes- dreams of going to Real Madrid, even got fooled on radio if I remember right
Henry- Yeah, that is one point on which I will agree with you. He is class!

And yeah, the stars of Man Utd stood up to them and beat them 4-2 at Highbury!! Ha HA!! can you beat that??

Abhi! said...

s:
as far as u realise that!!

Hellbrandt Grimm said...

[film dialogue]
A census taker once tried to test me. I had his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.
[/film dialogue]

rk said...

WAM!! who the hell are the GOONERS??? morons.. its the GUNNERS you phoneys... hmmmph...