Lakenheath Old Boys

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sunday Morning Prem Footie



It's the Third Sunday of the season and it starts with West Brom vs Chelsea on Born in the USA. Chelsea will be looking for revenge after being thrashed 3-0 at this venue at the end of last season. This is followed by Everton vs Citeh on NBCSN with Watford vs Southampton on at the same time, but not televised. Join me for all the action.

274 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, mate - thanks for getting us going this morning with an excellent post.

8:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from The Hawthorns .

8:32 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The team news out of the Hawthorns today:

West Bromwich Albion
Myhill; Dawson, McAuley, Olsson, Brunt; McManaman, Morrison, Fletcher (c), Yacob, McClean; Rondon. Subs: Rose, Chester, Lescott, Gardner, Gnabry, Anichebe, Lambert.

Chelsea
Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Pedro, Willian, Hazard; Diego Costa. Subs: Begovic, Cahill, Mikel, Loftus-Cheek, Traore, Remy, Falcao.

Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Co. Durham)

8:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers mate. It's great top have the pleasure of your company.

8:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It was stated that Little Joe Blue has lost his previous two meetings to Pubis

8:34 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A quick start from the Albion in rotten conditions. I think I notice the floodlights on from the off.

8:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

An early attack for the Baggies and Courtois did well to block from Rondon from close range then Costa shoots wide with just Myhill to beat

8:35 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Diego Costa had a big chance there as he worked an opening in the box. Sliced his shot well wide.

8:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nasty by Zouma on Jim Morrison. He should have been booked. I guess he's not a Doors fan

8:36 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Gary Cahill was caught by Begovic in last week's match and has had to wear a Phantom mask in training all week. So, he's gotten a rest replaced by Curt Zouma.

8:36 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I reckon that Zouma just wanted to "break on through to the other side" of Morrison's leg there. Nasty.

8:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It looks like Zouma is in for Cahill. Pedro makes his Chelsea debut while Rondon does for the Baggies,becoming the first Venezuelan to play in the Prem

8:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BOOM BOOM! and OUCH!

8:37 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Where did Rondon come from - I've never heard of him before.

8:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jose will be looking for revenge after that 4-0 thrashing in May where his side were given an old fashioned thrashing despite his lame excuses.

8:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think he was just signed from some Russian club.

8:39 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - great run from Hazard and then a dangerous cross that no one met. That's the problem with playing only one striker, Jose.

8:41 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Spot on, mate. He signed for the Baggies for £12 million from Zenit.

8:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Rondon is flagged offside.

8:42 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Penalty to WBA!!!!

Matic upended McManaman and Clattenberg pointed to the spot!

8:43 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morrison steps up and.....

It's saved by Courtois!

Horrible penalty from the Doors man, straight at the keeper. He must have had his mind on the LA Woman.

8:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

PENALTY BAGGIES AS MATIC TRIPPED MACMANAMAN AND A POOR PENALTY BY JIM MORRISON AS COURTOIS KICKS THE PENALTY OVER WITH HIS LEG.

8:44 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

What a let-off for Chelski. But they're certainly in a match today. The Baggies are not just going to roll over for the current champions.

8:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Either that or he was tripping on something. It was blasted down the middle. as though his brain is fried.

8:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's similar to the meeting in May when Chelsea were thrashed.

8:45 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Some extended possession for Chelski but to no end. Are they Barca in disguise?

8:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jose was shaking his head , but it was an obvious penalty

8:46 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Magic again dives in on McManaman and this time he picks up a yellow. Shouldn't that be his second yellow?

8:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Matic is booked for another foul on Macmanaman . It could be for persistent fouling

8:47 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And yet another free kick - Hazard in on McManaman who must be feeling it at this point.

8:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now Hazard fouls Macmanaman

8:47 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Dawson should have scored there - free header from Morrison's delivery.

8:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A great fee kick from Jim Morrison is headed inches over by Craig Dawson

8:48 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Jose can't be happy - I wouldn't be surprised if he made an early change. Falcao is apparently warming up. Not sure that's the change I'd make.

8:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Matic wasn't booked for the penalty probably because it wasn't a cynical trip and it didn't prevent a goal scoring opportunity. That is my guess.

8:49 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Wow - Peter Drury mentions that Chelski would be the bottom of the Premiership if the penalty had gone in.

8:49 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Pedro on his debut with the lead for Chelski!

8:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! PEDRO GIVES CHELSEA THE LEAD ON HIS DEBUT

8:50 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Lovely little one-two with Hazard and then the Barca man benefited from a deflection off Jonas Olsson. It just drifted in the near post by Myhill.

8:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

pEDRO PLAYED A NICE ONE TWO WOITH hAZARD THEN SCORED WOITH THE help of a deflection off of Olsson, not one of the twins.

8:51 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Cheeky chant from the Blues in the crowd - "Are you watching, Manchester?"

8:51 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That goal was really against the run of play and might knock the stuffing out of the Baggies resolve.

8:52 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The rain continues to pelt down as the corner comes in and is cleared out again. What will Pedro make of these conditions?

8:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree. I had a feeling this would happen after the missed penalty. That usually happens when you don't take your chances at this level./

8:53 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

This one is far from over, though. I could definitely see WBA getting it back and really putting Chelski under pressure.

8:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think Pedro is used to this as the Rain in Spain falls mainly on the Plain. I think he ran into these conditions in matches in Northern Spain during the winter months.

8:55 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nasty chop by Morrison and Fabregas wanted him booked.

8:55 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm glad to see that you get your meteorological information from "My Fair Lady," mate.

8:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A complete contrast in conditions as it was warm yesterday and today it is a downpour. I guess scheduling is everything as one day can make a huge difference

8:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers mate. It will help Pedro adapt.

8:57 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Chelski fans now mocking the WBA faithful, chanting that they're never sing that they're champions of England.

8:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I did some anoraking and saw that Rondon scored 20 goals for Zenit last season. He played for Rubin Kazan the two previous seasons and had played a few seasons for smaller La Liga clubs prior to that

8:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! CHELSKI GO TWO UP ON A TEXTBOOK BREAK OFF A BAGGIES CORNER WITH A CLOSE RANGE TAP IN BY COSTA

9:00 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Chelski break quickly and Diego Costa turns in a shot by Pedro!

0-2!

9:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It was actually a decent corner from Chris Brunt . It was headed away to Hazard , who found Willian down the left. His long diagonal found Pedro, whose cross was diverted in by Costa fifteen seconds after the corner from Brunt.

9:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Myhill made a decent save.

9:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

what an impact Pedro has made.A goal and an assist half an hour into his debut.He looks to be a great signing

9:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! JIM MORRISON PULLS ONE BACK FOR THE BAGGIES WITH A GREAT FINISH. THAT MAKES UP FOR THE MISSED PENALTY

9:05 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! WBA have one back through Morrison, making up for his penalty miss.

9:05 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Rondon did so well to keep that cross in acrobatically and Morrison just had to keep his shot down through the crowd.

1-2!

9:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now Chelsea have a free kick and it's whipped in by Fab as the Baggies just prevent a corner.

9:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

If Pedro has had an impact for Chelsea then the same can be said of Rondon , who has an assist against one of the top teams in the league. He has had some good touches and looks to be a good signing.

9:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The goal was due to Chelsea gifting possession deep in their half. A long possession followed and a cross by James MacLean was hooked back at the far post by Rondon to Jim Morrison to the edge of the box, where he scored with a great finish to show that the doors are not closed.

9:10 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

This match is still wide open - it's been a fascinating encounter so far.

9:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!!AZPI PUTS CHELSEA 1-3 AHEAD WITH A DEFLECTED FINISH

9:12 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Chelski have their two-goal cushion back as Azpi knocks home a loose ball in the WBA area.

1-3!

9:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Costa became provider as he chested down a scooped pass from Fab to Azpi , who scored with a deflected finish that wrong footed Myhill.

9:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That made up for that earlier miss by Willian after Pedro laid it on a plate for him after he went past two defenders.I think the goal was the first chance where Pedro was not involved.

9:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Two minutes of stoppage time as a free kick from Fab is cleared

9:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The big match in Scotland is in the Championship, not the Prem as Rangers lead Hibs 1-0 in the second half.

9:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Chelsea lead 1-3 at the end of a really entertaining half . Pedro has been the main difference between the two sides.

9:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Rangers have defeated Hibs 1-0 to move to the top of the Scots Championship, ahead of Queen of the South on GD as both teams have a 100% record. Hibs are in a lowly 6th place.

9:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway from a rainy West Midlands

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

We're back on at the Hawthorn

9:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Brunt wins a corner off of Pedro > Chelsea scored off their last corner

9:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's cleared . Now Chelsea on the attack, but the Baggies have players back

9:36 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'd love to see the Baggies get another one back and put the wind up Mourinho.

9:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jon Champion with a great piece of trivia as the first half was only the second time that three Spaniards scored for the same team in a match.

9:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I second that

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

Pedro shot from the free kick is double deflected out for a corner.

9:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

James McLean is none too pleased as he's called for a foul on Hazard as he nearly took him out , then Pedro has a shot deflected for a corner.

9:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ivanovic is called for a foul on the corner.

9:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Both skippers are called up by Clattenburg after a dispute between Yacoub and Costa. The Argie is winding up the Brazi born Spaniard

9:40 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

YAY!!!!!!!!

John Terry is sent off here! The foul seemed outside the box so it probably won't be a penalty but Chelski are down to ten men for the second time this season!

9:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

JT us sent off for his second yellow for a foul from behind on Rondon. It was outside the box, but there didn't seem much in it.

9:42 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Now, then, JT is very petulantly walking off in a huff. Will he be replaced by Gary Cahill? No acknowledgement from Jose.

9:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Chelsea will need to hang on as it was a nice long ball from Brunt. A defensive change as Cahill is on for willian

9:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Free from Rondon is off the wall for a corner.

9:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

a soft effort from Brunt is easily saved by Courtois.

9:44 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Brunt tries a pop and it's deflected into Courtois's hands. WBA need a goal soon to put pressure on ten-man Chelski.

9:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Olsson fouls Costa just outside the D

9:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Myhill does well to push out the free kick from Matic

9:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

If anyone can hold on with ten men then it is Chelsea.

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

GOAL! There's the goal that I was looking for!

It's that man Jim Morrison again! Great back header into the top of the net.

9:47 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Game on at the Hawthorns!

9:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! A NICE CROSS FROM MACMANAMAN AND A CHEEKY LOOPING HEADER FROM JIM MORRISON THAT FOOLED COURTOIS. GAME ON AS IT'S NOW 2-3.

9:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Rickie Lambert is on for the hot headed McLean and why not as the Baggies need a goal.

9:48 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Costa at the back post with a sweet drive, just wide of the post.

9:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Costa misses a great chance for Chelsea as he shoots into the side netting with just Myhill to beat. Will chelsea rue that missed chance?

9:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Costa found Pedro and his cross found Costa. Pedro has been the focal point of the Chelsea attacks today

9:52 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Yeah - Pedro and Costa have developed a nice relationship already.

9:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Clumsy by Matiuc on Rondon as he could have seen a second yellow. Azpi concedes a corner.

9:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner is headed away by the first man then Rondon shoots just wide.

9:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Applause for the two Hughes of the Chelsea medical staff as Ivanovic is down for treatment.

9:56 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Matic should have followed his skipper in for an early bath, which he might have enjoyed on a day like this. It's been appalling weather in Brum.

9:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ivanovic is back up as if nothing happened , which makes one wonder if he was truly injured

9:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Chelsea is not on a high on the highest league ground in England.

9:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!!! inches wide by MacManaman as the ball broke to Lambert and he found Mcca down the left. He turned Ivanovic and was inches wide from tying it up.

10:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

a clumsy foul by Zouma on Rondon.

10:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

a long range effort is well over by Craig Dawson. It must have taken a nick as a corner is given

10:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Courtois catches the corner from Brunt.

10:04 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Costa had a half-chance but the Baggies defense put him off.

10:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now Diego Costa Lot shoots over after getting a nice long ball and turning two defenders. That's his last kick in anger as he's replaced by Falcao.

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

And that's his last action of the afternoon. Falcao on for him.

10:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Gnabry , on loan from the Gunners , is on for Macmanaman. I don't get that change.

10:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Steve Holland listing to Little Joe Blue. It's all Dutch to him.

10:07 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The Baggies need a goal and Gnabry can be threatening at times.

10:07 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Falcao came in on a Pedro slide rule pass but whiffed it well wide. Poor from the ex-Red Devil.

10:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Falcao shoots well wide as Fab found Pedro with a diagional pass and his pass was shot well wide by Falcao

10:08 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

This should be a thrilling last ten minutes - the Baggies look well up for it.

10:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

JT gets a good deal as he now has a three week vacation due to a combination of the sending off and the international break. A calculated move?>

10:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Gnabry shoots well wide after some trickery to set up the chance.

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

Are there any matches next weekend?

10:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Obi Wan on, which makes sense with Chelsea trying to preserve the lead a man down on the road.

10:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Yes. Next weekend is the last weekend before the break. Leeds have a noon kickoff at Pride Park on Saturday

10:12 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Pedro comes off for a break - Obi Wan Kenobi in his place.

10:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Obi Wanis on for Pedro as Chelsea attempt to shut the door, much to the disdain of Jim Morrison.

10:12 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Right - you mentioned that. Nice one.

10:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers mate. Didn't he look more like Toni Morrison when he missed that spot kick?

10:13 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Gnabry seems a wee bit greedy in this position. He could have dished off to teammates a couple of times already but went for goal.

10:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hazard misses a great chance to put this match away as he received a mice pass from Matic

10:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Chris Brunt tries a pop and it's over.

10:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Craig Gardener is on for Jim Morrison.

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

Hazard earns himself a cheap free kick to tick some seconds off the clock.

10:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Will Chelsea players have a celebratory drink after the match? Obi Wan suggests some ale, such as an Alec Guiness.

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

Into five minutes of stoppage time now.

10:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

MacAuley tackles Facao for a corner as there are five minutes of stoppage time.

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

They'll need to celebrate their first win of the season. But this one has been a struggle. They haven't brushed WBA aside the way that Citeh did on the opening weekend.

10:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The sun is out for the first time this match

10:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree. Chelsea definitely have some holes ion this side. Also, strange as it may seem, the Baggies stay in there drop zone despite a brave peroformance.

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

Oh - that was a chance for Rondon late on.

10:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Courtois blocks from Rondon for a corner off a cross from Brunt that was headed down by Lambert. Olsson headed off the top of the net from the corner.

10:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Courtois does well to catch a cross from Yacoub in traffic.

10:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's over as Chelsea win a tough one 2-3 at the Hawthorns for their first win of the season.

10:23 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That was indeed a very tough-fought win for the Blues. But they'll be happy to get their first three points on the board. Chelsea have bounced back up to 9th on the strength of that win.

10:34 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Now then, we're on to the late one. Here's the team news out of Goodison Park:

Everton: Howard; Coleman, Stones, Jagielka, Galloway; McCarthy, Barry; Kone, Barkley, Cleverley; Lukaku. Subs: Robles, Mirallas, Naismith, Besic, Deulofeu, Osman, Browning.

Man City: Hart; Sagna, Kompany, Mangala, Kolarov; Toure, Fernandinho; Jesus Navas, Silva, Sterling; Aguero. Subs: Nasri, Caballero, Bony, Delph, Demichelis, Denayer, Iheanacho.

Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)

10:45 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Everton and Citeh in the tunnel at Goodison preparing to walk out to the strains of "Z Cars."

10:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm back for the late one between Everton and Citeh. Watford vs the Saints is a late match too.

10:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from Goodison Park

11:00 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And we're away at Goodison Park. Citeh are the last side with a perfect record to protect in the Premiership. Everton meanwhile had a poor opening weekend draw followed by a good win last Saturday.

11:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Timmy does well to block a close range effort from Aguero.

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

There's something going on behind the stands now - a medic has been called to carry out a supporter who seems to be in trouble. The game has been held up momentarily while that's happening.

11:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Something is going on behind the goal because the ambulatory people are out

11:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A waste as the corner from Silva is out for a goal kick

11:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I have the match from Vicarage Road on a link

11:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's raining on Merseyside , but sunny in Hetfordshire.

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

Raheem Sterling is predictably getting a rough ride from the Everton faithful.

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

Everton are passing the ball crisply in midfield, Barkley the chief conductor, but they can’t come up with a telling final ball.

11:08 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Terrific save by Timmy there, denying my GBB Sergio Aguero. Classic Man Citeh move down the right.

11:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A kick save by Timmy from Aguero off a pass from Navas, who played a one two with iSlva

11:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Clever Boy wins a corner for the Toffees.

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

Oh - Lukaku did some sterling work saving a ball against Kompany. But then Clev ruined it with a horrible cross.

11:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

In the other match, all the early pressure is from the Hornets , but without getting a shot off.

11:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner from Barkley is headed away while a Saints player is down as there is a lengthy stoppage

11:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Play resumes at Vicarage Road.

11:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Saints are a man down as their new signing gets bandaged.

11:14 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Decent strike from David Silva, smothered by Timmy.

11:14 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Sterling should have had his first goal for Citeh there. Left peg, mate. Left peg!

11:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A chance for Citeh as Kone was tackled , being too fancy in his own half . Navas passed to Silva and Sterling just failed to make contact at the far post.

11:15 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The battle between Sterling and Coleman promises to be fascinating. Coleman is snapping away at him whenever Sterling gets the ball, but the City winger is facing up well to the Everton right-back. He got the better of him there and was free in the box.

11:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Navas wins a corner off of Galloway.

11:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It will be an interesting battle to see who really cuts the mustard.

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

Sizzling drive there from Barkley with his left peg. Hart was solidly behind it.

11:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A contrast as the match in sunny Hertfordshire is being played at a pedestrian pace while the match in rainy Merseyside is at an electric pace.

11:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kolorov with a wild effort.

11:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now Mane is down for the Saints, with what appears to be cramp.

11:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mane is back on and down again. Now he's back up.

11:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Chunk has a goal disallowed for offside as Kone found Barkley, who found the Chun k , who was half a body length offside.

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

Shame - The Chunk has it in the net but it's ruled out due to offside.

11:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That's it for Mane, who needs to be helped to the tunnel , looking really dizzy. That's a massive loss for the Saints.

11:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm expecting about five minutes of stoppage time at Vicarage Road.

11:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A decent effort from Coleman and not far wide after some Sterling work

11:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Troy Deeney has a rocket of a shot blocked by his own player

11:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The announcer said that The Hornets made a Baker's dozen of signings this summer.Yikes!

11:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Timmy pushes away a near post effort from Sterling and the corner comes to naught as a push is called.

11:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Hornets still dominating without really threatening

11:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Clever Boy has a pass blocked for a corner.

11:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jags heads the corner inches over from the edge of the box. hat looks like something from training.

11:32 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Jags might have done better there with a free header in the area. Well over.

11:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

John Stones with a needless foul on Aguero about a foot outside the box.

11:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The free kick is headed out as Citeh maintain possession.

11:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sagna went down too easily, looking for a penalty.

11:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Galloway is down injured from that challenge.

11:37 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Aguero and Galloway both down receiving treatment now.

11:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The best chance of the match for the Hornets as Anya got free down the right and Agalho just failed to make contact on a fantastic pass.

11:42 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Mangala picks up a yellow for a trip on Barkley, and now Everton have a nice free kick opportunity.

11:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mnagala booked for afoul on Barkley a foot past the D.

11:42 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Barkley tries a curler but it's well over the mark. Shame.

11:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The free kick from Barkley was always rising as it was well over.

11:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Anya wins a corner off of Yoshida.

11:43 AM  

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