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Sunday, April 26, 2015

A Top Rate Sunday



It sure is as three of the top four are in action this morning. The first match is the Toffees vs Man United followed by Arsenal vs Chelsea. Please join me.

244 Comments:

Blogger manunitedrules said...

The teams are out on the pitch at Goodison in a return for Roon and Hair Bear.

COME ON MAN UNITED!

8:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from Goodison.

COME ON MAN UNITED!

8:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Toffees are aiming to beat United for the third time in a row at Goodison since 1987. United need a win to stay in an automatic CL position.

8:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Little Neviller is one of the announcers. A good choice since he played for both teams.

8:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BUGGER !!!! JAMES MCCARTHY GIVES THE TOFFEES THE LEAD IN A COUNTER OFF A UNITED COUNTER.

8:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It was a classic counter by the Toffees and a comedy of errors by United. Mata had a cross from a short corner headed away by Gareth Barry and Valencia idiotically back headed the ball to MccArthy , who played a one two with fellow Irishman, Seamus Coleman. The return ball deflected off of Paddy McNair and McCarthy slotted it pas De Gea.

8:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hair Bear blasts over with just Timmy to beat as he won the ball off of Gareth Barry. Mr. Overrated said he was fouled , but I didn't see anything wrong except for the finish.

8:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Juan Mata was flagged offside as his cross was cut out for a corner. The replay showed him to be onside.

8:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Celtic take the lead at Dundee United.

8:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Naughty by Hair Bear on Coleman as there was a lot of mustard on that challenge. Another foul seconds after being lectured as he took out John Stones in an even worse challenge.The right decision and he will have to be on his guard the remainder of the match

8:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Into the wall by the Chunk and it breaks to Leon Osman , who shot tamely to De Gea.

8:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Yashley wins a corner off of the seventh Beetle seconds later

8:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hair Bear with yet another foul as there was a scramble in the box off the corner.

8:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

This match has been played at a breath taking pace.

8:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Timmy saves easily from Blind off a great United possession.

8:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Superb tackle by Luke Shaw on McCArthy then the Chunk wins a corner.

8:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Roon heads away the curling corner from Baines.

8:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Timmy does well to block from Luke Shaw after a nice one two with McNair Then Hair Bear wins a free kick.

8:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Smalling heads straight to Timmy from the free kick by Mata.

8:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

United have dominated, but are trailing. I agree with the Little Neviller that United need to finish better and that every shot has gone straight to Timmy.

8:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Herrera has a shot blocked because he took too long to shoot.

8:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Celtic go two up at Dundee United.

8:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Yashley has a cross headed out by Barry for a corner.

8:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hair Bear is called for a push on Gareth Barry off the corner from Yashley as he was climbing for a header.

8:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Chunk has a powerful long range effort go straight to De Gea.

8:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Yashley shoots high and wide from the D as the ball was chested down to him by Roon off a pass from Valencia.

8:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Coleman with a foul on Yashley that is taken short.

8:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Valencia with a cross that is well overcooked.

9:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A long United possession is ruined by a useless pass from Herrera.

9:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

McCarthy superbly blocks a powerful effort from Yashley

9:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Smalling superbly cuts out a cross from Coleman for a corner on a break similar to that of the goal.

9:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner from Baines is headed out by Hair Bear for another. The next one from Baines is headed out by Shaw for a third.

9:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

DAMN IT!!! JOHN STONES SCORES HIS FIRST EVER PREM WITH A HEADER OFF THE THIRD CORNER. YASHLEY WAS ON THE LINE , BUT THE HEADER FROM STONES CAME OFF YASHLEY'S HEAD AND OVER THE LINE. THE TOFFEES ARE TWO UP.

9:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Roy Keane seems to be having a laugh with Ray Lewington about this United performance.

9:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Falcao warms on the touchline.

9:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

McNair clears for a corner off a chipped pass and miscommunication between him and De Gea.

9:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

This corner from Baines was overcooked and nothing came from it.

9:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Luke Shaw wins a corner off the LUFC Academy player.

9:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A waste as hand ball is called and it was a decent corner.

9:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Celtic go three up at Dundee United.

9:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Barkley shoots over on a Toffees counter.

9:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A minute of stoppage time.

9:15 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, MUR - sorry to have joined you late on this morning. Kate and I had an exceedingly late night out last night in Buffalo, so I elected to set the alarm back an hour to catch up on sleep.

This doesn't look so good for United, two goals down now going into half-time.

9:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A win for Celtic would leave them needing two more for yet another SPL title.

9:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning Bob. I agree. It's bleak for United.

9:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Toffees are two up at the half. Sigh.

9:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Leigh Griffiths with a hat-trick for Celtic with the last one coming from the spot.

9:17 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

You've always got the interval for LVG to sort it out and the second half to get those goals back. Come on, Desmond!

9:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Yes. We need the bishop to help. I think Hair Bear may be subbed at the half. He's been booked and if he gets an early bath then the match is over.Also, The Toffees are winning the midfield battles. That needs to change.

9:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Celtic win 0-3 at Dundee United and are two wins away from another title.

9:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I guess I will need to be a Chelsea fan today, especially if United lose today

9:24 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nice - Gary Lineker on American telly. And he's got Arlo White and Lee Dixon with him. Lee has been down to see the Arsenal kit man.

9:27 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I've got to stick with the Gunners today - sorry, lad.

9:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

No probs mate. Bruv will be pleased.

9:29 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Radamel Falcao is on for Hair Hear - what are you thoughts on that change?

9:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway as I'm back from the bog.

9:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It was inevitable. Hair Bear was in jeopardy of an early bath and we need goals.

9:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A chance for United as Smalling headed down a corner and Timmy blocked a close range effort from Roon.

9:33 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Luke Shaw covered Barkley really well there, but they ended up in a heap.

9:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

United are caught out on the counter yet again and Luke Shaw makes a great tackle on Barkley

9:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Luke Shay and Ross Barkley are back up.

9:34 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Makes sense - Hair Bear is always good for a second yellow.

9:35 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A lively first few minutes of this half - may it only continue.

9:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Before I forget, congratulations on Barnet winning promotion to the Football League after a two year absence. They finished a point ahead of Bristol Rovers, who went down last season.

9:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It was a lively first half, but United lacked the cutting edge where it counts most.

9:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Useless cross by Mata where it really does Mata.

9:37 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

North London will be proud this morning after Barnet's achievement.

9:39 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Decent pull back from Shaw to Mata but there was a thicket of Everton players blocking the shot.

9:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

United fail to get a shot off yet again . That's been a problem the majority of this match

9:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A nippy night out on the town last night? Sounds like winter has been having a grip on your area while it's been an early start to summer over here

9:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

So far, Falcao has done naught. He's gone eight matches without a shot on target and the last thing we need is for him to extend that streak.

9:43 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - The Chunk gets to the by-line and pulls back a really inviting cross. No one there to convert what would have been certain third goal.

9:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

There was too much weight on that challenge by Luke Shaw on John Stones.

9:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I have a trivia question for you. what did Barnet do yesterday that has never been done before in the history of English Football.

9:46 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - that's a teasing trivia question. How about get promoted to the football league without a losing a league match?

9:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Another substitution that does not inspire with confidence as the out of form Di Maria is about to come on.

9:49 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Juan Mata making way for Angelo Di Maria. I'm a bit surprised - Mata had looked okay. Does Wayne Rooney ever get subbed? He's been quieter.

9:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Like for like as Di Maria is on for Mata

9:50 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I notice a few boos for Rooney but not convincing from the Toffees faithful.

9:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Roon usually doesn't play well on his returns to Goodison

9:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Luke Shaw is booked for pulling bak the LUFC Academy player.

9:51 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I agree - Di Maria has been a mercurial one this season. Brilliant one match and hopeless the next. I wonder if he did that at the Bernabeu?

9:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

smalling tackles Coleman for a corner.

9:51 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nice covering from Smalling there - corner Everton.

9:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

He may have . That's why we're stuck with him.

9:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sorry mate. Barnet did not go undefeated, but it does have something to do with promotion to the Football League.

9:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sad to say, United don't look like scoring.

9:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mirallis is on for Leon Osman.

9:54 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It's not their first time in the Football League, is it?

9:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jags does well to block from Di Maria.

9:55 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It would only take one goal back and - game on!

9:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

No . It is not , but you're getting warmer.

9:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The two subs combine, but a long ball from Di Maria is headed harmlessly by Falcao straight to Timmy.

9:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That's Falcao's first shot on target in nine matches and that was a tame one. Sigh.

9:57 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

They're first time gaining promotion with an all amateur side - no professionals?

9:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

LOL!!! I think every Conference side has professionals. Are you stumped?

9:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL!!! GAME ,SET AND MATCH AS MIRALLIS, GIVEN THE FREEDOM OF LIVERPOOL FINISHES PAST THE STRANDED DE GEA.

10:01 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Bloody hell - that's torn it. 3-0 Everton. Mirallas with the finish.

10:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

United players , failing to understand the offside rule, as the Chunk was not interfering with play let the ball run to his fellow Belgian , who finished easily past De Gea.

10:01 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Not quite yet - the first time a team has had two (or maybe three) consecutive promotions and relegations. Barnet are the ultimate yo-yo side?

10:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That's two goals where Valencia was caught out of position despite a nice long ball from Ross Barkley. Valencia left Mirallis all alone for a simple finish.

10:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Well done . I'll give you credit . As far as I know, Barnet are the first team to win promotion to the Football League three times.Their first spell in the Football League was from 1991 to 2001 and their second spell was from 2005 to 2013. Well done for the small club.

10:05 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Not a good day for the ManYoo fullback for sure.

10:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

He's had plenty of those . It's a bad habit that LVG needs to disperse of.

10:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Roon heads tamely to Timmy off a corner. That's A microcosm of United's performance today

10:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Falcao has the ball inside the large rectangle, but is miles offside.

10:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

RVP warms up. He doesn't have much time to make an impact.

10:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

De Gea does well to tip over a long range effort from Mirallis

10:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The final rolls of the dice from Roberto and it's the double switcheroo. He brings on two strikers despite being three up late on . Kone is on for the Chunk and Naismith is on for Barkley. LVG responds by bringing on RVP for Roon.

10:14 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm still guessing. Barnet are the first Conference side to be promoted with a foreign coach?

10:15 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Interesting point from the Little Neviller. Rooney doesn't enjoy returning to Godson. Something that Van Gaal should take into account?

10:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Three minutes of stoppage time

10:16 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Aha! I've just seen your answer - so I did sort of get it right finally. Nice trivia question.

10:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I gave you credit at 10:05 . The summary is listed.

10:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers mate. I thought it was interesting.

10:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

United will end the weekend in fourth. Sigh. I hope they thrash the Baggies at OT next saturday

10:18 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sorry, mate - that wasn't pretty. But keep in mind that CL footie is locked up tight.

10:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's over as the Toffees thrash United 3-0. They defeat United at Goodison for the third consecutive season. Sigh.

10:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Thanks Bob. I'm off to take Sparky for walkies on a sultry morning ahead of the late match.

10:20 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Next up is the big one - Arsenal v. Chelski. Both have two matches in hand on Citeh and United. A win for the Arsenal today would bring them back up to second ahead of Citeh. A loss would keep Citeh in second and would take Chelski one step closer to the title.

10:33 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Here is the team news out of the Emirates this morning:

Arse - Ospina, Bellerin, Mert, Koz, Monreal, Coq Au Vin, Caz, Ramsey, Ozil, Alexis, Giroud. Subs: Sussudio, Debuchy, Gibbs, Jack, Theo, Flamini, Welly.

Chelski - Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, JT, Azpi, Ramires, Matic, Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Fab. Subs: Cech, Felipe Luis, Zouma, Drogba, Mikel, Cuadrado

10:37 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Jose claims that he's going for the win today but the presence of two middles - Ramires and Matic - in the starting XI belies that notion. He's playing it safe today.

10:38 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

No love lost between these two sides today. Last time they met up, Wenger went barging into Jose's technical area at the Bridge and shoved him around comically. I'm hoping for more of the same today.

10:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Back for the late match between Chelsea and the Gunners as they're off from the EM.

11:01 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Chelski to get us going in this crucial battle.

11:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

He should go for the win and sew up the title ASAP. I would.

11:02 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Welcome back, mate - what's your prediction for today's match? Will Arsene end his 12 match hoodoo against Jose? Or will he just push him around in his technical area again?

11:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's a return to the EM for Fab and he gets a hostile reception.

11:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers Bob. I predict that neither will happen . I predict a draw or a one goal win for Chelsea.

11:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ivanovic trips Alexis just outside the box and Cahill is not happy about something.,

11:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The free kick from Caz is straight to Courtois.

11:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Alexis has a shot deflected for a corner off a long possession.

11:07 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Probably a safe guess. Not surprised by Fab's hostile reception.

11:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner is headed away then Coq Au Vin fouls Willian as Chelsea attempt a break. It looks to be a cagey affair.

11:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Oscar goes down easily , looking for a penalty. Clumsy by Bellirin, but not a penalty

11:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Naughty by Ivanovic on Alexis and what will Michael Oliver do? He rings over JT , along with IVanovic and gives him a final warning.

11:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Courtois clears a poor back pass out of play as he was pressured.

11:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Naught by Coq Au Vin on Hazard, but not much of one.

11:12 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hazard is the most targeted player in the Premiership.

11:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Monreal wins a corner off of Fab.

11:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That is true. He is a hazard to opposition defenses.

11:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! the gunners were caught out as Fab played a superb long ball for Oscar. He chipped Ospina and Bellrin headed off the line to prevent a goal.

11:17 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - a close call there for the Arse. Nodded out by Bellerin.

11:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Oscar is down off that clash with Ospina. WTF about that being like Schumacher. This was nothing close to that. Schumacher went out to end a player's career while Ospina mad e a genuine attempt to go for the ball.

11:18 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oscar and Ospina had a nasty clash of heads there. The commentators are claiming a foul and potential penalty on Ospina. I don't see that at all. Purely accidental.

11:18 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I agree with you - the Schumacher incident was deliberate.

11:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cahill heads well wide from the corner by Fab

11:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Treason by Lee against his former Gunners. He's way off the mark.

11:19 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Decent cross there but JT got the telltale header on it.

11:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A draw would mean that Chelsea would have to wait until Saturday in the early match vs Palace to clinch the title. Otherwise , I can get some extra kip next Saturday

11:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The home fans are delighted as Fab is booked for diving off a challenge from his Spanish teammate, Caz. Really poor by Fab.

11:24 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

There's a popular decision. Cesc goes down with no contact and is booked for simulation. Disgraceful from him. Lee Dixon is completely wrong about that.

11:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Lee Dixon is calling for a penalty. Why is he so keen for a penalty to be called?

11:25 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Plenty of talking points already but this one does smell like a 0-0 er.

11:25 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

We should be the pundits today, mate. They're getting these things completely wrong.

11:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I just checked the table. Liverpool can get within four points of us if they win at the KC on Tuesday., That loss really hurt us today.

11:26 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Alexis isn't happy about Ozil's ball there, which was behind him and didn't help him at all.

11:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree. We couldn't do any worse. I' thinking more of a one niller , but not to the Arsenal.

11:27 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Should have been a corner there as JT blocked Giroud's volley.

11:27 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Well, Chelski have certainly been more positive than I'd imagined and more positive than they were against United for sure.

11:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Naughty by Alexis on Oscar

11:28 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Chelksi's midfield brigade just seem to be that little bit quicker to the ball today.

11:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree. I think Jose wants to get this tile done and dusted by Wednesday

11:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The home fans seem to have put Fab off his game , to the delight of the Gooner, dad, and Simon. I hear heckling from Alex.

11:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Another crucial defensive header from JT.

11:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

This match has been a perfect example of textbook tackling , but not much else.

11:33 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Two quite evenly matched sides - not a lot between them.

11:34 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Was that a handball from Cahill? No - Michael Oliver felt it was unintentional.

11:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cahill blocks from Caz off a superb volleyed pass from Alexis. The Gunners want a penalty, but they don't have case.

11:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Coq Au Vin has been booked for a foul.

11:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! A Brazi swap that should have given Chelsea the lead . A nice through ball from Willian for Ramires and his scuffed effort is easily saved by Ospina.

11:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Giroud fails to make good contact from the corner by Ozil. Chelsea counter , but the Gunners win it back and Alexis drags a shot wide off a pass by Caz.

11:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A couple of key blocks by Chelsea players. particularly , Cahill. Then Ozil shoots straight to Courtois.

11:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Two minutes of stoppage time.

11:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's 0-0 at the end of a really cagey first half.

11:48 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Definitely a cagey affair, as you'd predicted. Smells like a 0-0.

12:01 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

No contact yet between the two managers - should be a fascinating handshake moment at the end.

12:04 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Drogba is on for the injured Oscar as he was involved in that clash with Ospina. It may be a tactical switch too.

12:04 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway

12:05 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think there is more likely to be a goal scored in a 0-0 draw than the managers shaking hands. I think they will avoid each other at all costs.

12:05 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

When I saw the replay of that head clash again it was clear that Oscar was woozy. I've shocked that he continued on.

12:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jose says the easiest thing is to win a match 1-0. That will be just fine for his side today.

12:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I am too. The FA will definitely need to investigate why that happened or else a dangerous precedent may be set.

12:08 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

What injuries other than Diego Costa's are they talking about now? Absolutely ridiculous. This is nearly a full strength side and still Jose is playing it safe.

12:09 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

You may be interested to know that Rotherham host Reading on Tuesday. A win by Rotherham will relegate both Evil wigan and the Evil Lions, making the match at ER a moot point. I'm sure you would love that.

12:09 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ospina is done after clashing with his own defender, Kos. He's not going off for treatment either. WTF!

12:11 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I would love that - but if things go pear shaped for Rotherham on Tuesday, I'd be okay with our throwing that last match. We don't need the points.

12:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Perhaps Jose is banking on victories vs the Foxes and Palace at SB.

12:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I don't see Nice Neil do that, but Evil Neil may have. Reading are safe , so they may do what you want Leeds to do.

12:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fab called for a foul on Caz. No love lost between Spanish teammates.

12:14 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Alexis goes over under a challenge from Fabregas. He's on that card so he needs to be careful now. How much would the Em crowd love to see him go off?

12:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

High and wide by Hazard which he is to the Pie vendor after Apzi picked Ozil's pocket, but no loose change.

12:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That would make their day. We would hear cheering in the streets of Alex, not Alexis.

12:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Gunners going for nine consecutive Prem wins. That would be quite an accomplishment.

12:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Another injury as it's been a clash of heads between Coq Au Vin and Drogba.He seems to be okay and was taken off to be checked.

12:20 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oil would seem like a liability in this kind of match. I'd put on a player who could put in a bit more work rate and would still be a threat up front - maybe Welly?

12:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

He may be , but he's unreliable. It's a possibility

12:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Gunners and Chelsea are both shooting blanks.

12:26 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Ozil had an opening there but his heavy touch allowed Terry in. Time for the hook...

12:27 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Willian in trouble now for clocking Koz - yellow card.

12:27 PM  

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