Lakenheath Old Boys

We are all former students at Lakenheath High School and other public schools in East Anglia. We were in school in the 70s and 80s and drank deeply from the well of British culture of those decades - the pints, the telly, and of course the footie!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday Morning is for Footie!

Anyone fancy a spot of footie this morning? Of course you do! We get started with West Brom v. Boro at 8:30 EST. Saido Berahino is on the bench for Tony Pulis - will he get shopped in the next few days? Later we've got Citeh v. West Ham, a match to grace any Sunday morning. Join me on CNBC and here on the LOB for all the action!

227 Comments:

Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning mate. The coffee finished brewing and I'm here to join you. The first match is on CNBC and the second one is on NBCSN.

8:21 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, MUR - I'm about to grab my brekkies and will return in a second.

8:24 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The teams gathering now in the tunnel at the Hawthorns:

West Brom: Foster; Dawson, McAuley, Evans, Galloway; Fletcher, Yacob, Phillips, Field, McClean; Rondon.

Subs: Olsson, Gardner, Lambert, Berahino, Leko, Wilson, Rose.

Middlesbrough: Guzan; Nsue, Ayala, Gibson, Barragan; Forshaw, Clayton; Stuani, Ramirez, Downing, Negredo.

Subs: Konstantopoulos, Bernardo, Rhodes, Fischer, Reach, de Sart, Nugent.

Referee: Pitbull Anthony Taylor.

8:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A pre-match meal is vital to a great performance.

8:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Baggies vs the Teesiders has kicked off from the Hawthorns.

8:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BUGGER! The dreaded Ian Darke is announcing

8:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Tony pulis has given a full debut to eighteen year old Sam Field

8:31 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A quick start for West Brom, who pick up a free kick early doors. Ayala is booked.

8:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ayala is booked for a foul on Galloway, on loan from the Toffees.

8:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Guzan punches away the free kick

8:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Matty Phillips had a shot blocked after Gaston Ramirez gifted possession then the Teesiders counter. James McLean wins the ball deep in the Baggies half, goes on a solo run ,and is tackled as he is about to shoot.

8:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Baggies win the first corner of the match

8:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Matty Phillips volleys the corner into the ground then Jonny Evans heads just over.

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

Berahino is looking quite irritated on the bench - surely he's for the off in the next few days. Would you have him at United?

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

Stuani - the hero of last weekend's triumph over Sunderland - stole in there at the byline but the angle for the shot was prohibitive.

8:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I don't see Jose signing him because I don't think he could get a game with us. Also, Jose would not tolerate his nonsense.

8:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fletch does well to find Galloway, who picks out McLean and his close range effort is blocked by Guzan for a corner.

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

A bit of a balls-up between Guzan and Ayala there. No shout from Big Brad?

8:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Guzan may get booed due to his time with Villa.

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

I agree - he's more likely to end up at a middling to struggling Premiership side.

8:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Not pleased that Ian is announcing. Isn't he employed by NBC?

8:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree. I heard rumors that he may head to the Potters

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

Negredo sold McAuley a great dummy there but credit due to McAuley for getting back to tackle.

8:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Negredo goes on a solo run down the left and is tackled by MacAuley as he was about to shoot.

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

Oh - Rondon should have done better with that headed chance. Glanced it wide.

8:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Runned on heads well wide from a cross.

8:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A throw in ensues after Nsue prevented a corner.

8:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A Baggies throw is headed out by Ayala for a corner.

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

The Baggies have another header. And Rondon glances another header well wide. His forehead seems to be a 50 pence piece this morning.

8:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner was headed well wide by Runned On.

8:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

LOL. It seems that way based on his headers.

8:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Baggies are in the unusual position of dominating possession.

8:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jonny Evans heads out for a Boro corner off a long Boro possession.

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

Boro don't look anything like the team that showed up last weekend. But they have a corner.

8:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner is cleared, but Boro get it back then Ben Foster is fouled.

8:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I wonder if they're looking to do a smash and grab job.

8:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's hard to believe that we're headed into an international break.

8:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

This match is like a soft drink. It started fizzy and has gone flat

8:59 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Great ball from Ramirez to Negredo but McAuley did well to nick it off him.

8:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Gaston Ramirez did well to pick out Negredo, but it was a textbook tackle by MacAuley

8:59 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I agree, mate. I'm still half asleep.

9:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A nasty foul by MacAuley on Negredo near the corner flag and I'm surprised that he's escaped a booking.

9:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Runned On heads out the free kick for a Boro corner.

9:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jonny Evans heads out the corner from Gaston Ramirez for another. Runned On heads away the next one.

9:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Boro have only had six managers in the last twenty years. I guess that offsets the merry go round at ER.

9:03 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

"Runned On" seems an accurate nickname, mate.

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

Well, I think that Steve Gibson, the owner at Boro, is a little more level-headed than Massimo Cellino is.

9:06 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

West Brom appear to have a chant based on the reggae classic ‘Here Comes the Hotstepper."

9:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers. He seems to live up to his name. Agreed about Cellino.

9:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I guess that is meant to praise their back four, which is the foundation of any pulis coached team

9:07 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The youngster Galloway with a nice turn and run. The shot was a bit scuffed and Big Brad was able to gather.

9:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Finally, a shot on target as the Baggies won the ball in midfield and Guzan makes a comfortable save from Galloway.

9:08 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

When Boro have the ball, every West Brom player bar Rondon is at least ten yards inside their own half.

9:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That's typical of any Pulis team, even at home.

9:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Galloway whips in a nice cross off a pass from Evans that's headed out for a corner.

9:14 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Might have been a shout for a penalty for the tug on Rondon there. No appeals though.

9:14 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Guzan flapped at that one but the Baggies couldn't capitalize on it.

9:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner from McLean is headed out for another. The next corner is misjudged by Guzan and goes out for a goal kick

9:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A minute of stoppage time

9:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The replay shows that the Baggies should have had a penalty as Ben Gibson was pulling a shirt on the cross from Galloway

9:16 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That's the half-time whistle. Not a classic, really. 0-0 at the interval.

9:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's 0-0 at the end of a dull half. The main talking point is that the Baggies should have had a penalty about a minute ago due to a shirt tug.

9:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway

9:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A corner ensues as Gaston Ramirez had a shot blocked off a pass from Nsue

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

We're back on for the second half now. It's got to get better.

9:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sorry . A goal kick ensues , but Ramirez is booked for an earlier foul on Galloway

9:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Welcome back. So far it has not.

9:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Adam Clayton with a poor pass. A face from LUFC past

9:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Barragan fouls Matty Phillips about thirty yards out

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

Yes, indeed. Adam played well for us for a few years. I was sorry to see him go. But that's the kind of club that we are these days.

9:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Stuani heads away the free kick then the return cross by Sam Field is cleared.,

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

The sun is out, something to brighten the spirits of the crowd.

9:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BEn Gibson heads out a cross from MAtty Phillips for a corner.

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

Oh - decent header from the corner there by Craig Dawson - just wide.

9:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Craig Dawson heads just wide off the corner from Matty Phillips. That's better

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

Jonathan Lecko coming on for James McClean.

9:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Seventeen year old Jonathan Leko is on for James McLean. Perhaps he will provide the spark this match depserately needs.

9:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Claudio Yacoub picks up his requisite booking as Leko concedes a free kick.

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

Berahino, who took an age to get ready, is sitting next to the bench in his full kit. You're right - you don't need that nonsense.

9:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Two thousand Boro fans at the Cottage in mid week. You and Kate threw quite a party on a school night.

9:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. Jose won't put up with that and he would be too far down the depth chart.

9:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Berahino doesn't look too happy sitting on the steps. He missed a penalty in the penalty shootout loss to Northants

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

We did indeed. Always the best when Boro come to town. ;-)

9:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Young Leko is down just minutes after coming on.

9:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

LOL. It's not a party without the Geordies.

9:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Berahino does look like he was put in timeout by Pulis. Your mate, Ian calls it the naughty step.

9:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A poor cross from Nsue ensues in a goal kick,.

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

The substitute Lecko has already crocked himself.

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

So, Lecko will have to come off and Berahino comes on, to a mixed receptions from the Baggies faithful. Shame that it's come to this for a WBA academy product.

9:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Seventeen year old Leko goes off injured just minutes after coming on and finally Berahino comes on. Can he score the match winner in the final twenty minutes.?

9:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Can he turn those frowns upside down?

9:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A great run from Barragan . He plays a one two with Negredo , who finds Stuani and he shoots straight at Ben Foster from a narrow angle.

10:00 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Decent chance there from Boro - Ballaghan ran across the area and then laid off to Stuani who shot into Foster's hands.

10:00 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

More boos for Berahino from the WBA faithful. They're not happy with the kid.

10:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great block by Galloway from Nsue off a great pas from Stuani

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

Downing tries one from distance - well over.

And now Craig Gardner is Pulis' last change. The new academy kid Galloway is clapped off.

10:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Craig Gardener on for Sam Field, who gets a much better reception, presumably for a better attitude and far more commitment.

10:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Barragan talks himself into the book for giving it to the linesman. Really stupid.

10:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The free kick from Craig Gardener is headed away by Gibson.

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

Barragan gets a yellow card for dissent.

10:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm leaving to drop off Elizabeth at the grocery store. I will be back for the late one. Cheers,mate.

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

David Nugent coming on now.

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

Cheerio, mate- I'll catch you later.

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

Stoppage time now....

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

The referee Taylor mercifully blows his whistle. Not a classic, alright. 0-0 at the Hawthorns. Very disappointing.

10:22 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Back after a refreshing shower for the late one.

10:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm back for the late one. It should be far more entertaining than the earlier one

11:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Otamendi heads high and wide off a corner from Silva

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

I'm back for the late one. City come into this one with a perfect record, albeit against inferior opposition such as Sunderland. West Ham should present more of a challenge. Sergio Aguero, more than any other Premiership play, has benefited from the new referee's directives. He's scored three in two matches, two of them from the penalty spot. And he's my GBB, so long may that continue.

11:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nolito wins another corner.

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

The team news out of the Etihad today:

Manchester City
Caballero; Zabaleta, Otamendi, Stones, Clichy; Fernandinho; De Bruyne, Silva, Nolito, Sterling; Aguero. Subs: Hart, Fernando, Nasri, Kolarov, Jesus Navas, Delph, Iheanacho.

West Ham United
Adrian; Reid, Collins, Ogbonna, Masuaku; Kouyate, Noble; Antonio, Tore, Valencia; Fletcher. Subs: Randolph, Lanzini, Obiang, Byram, Calleri, Burke, Oxford.

Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands)

11:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Valencia clears the corner from Silva

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

Welcome back, mate - hope this one is better than the early one. That was dire.

11:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Welcome back, mate

11:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

AGuero drags a long range effort wide.

11:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers. You did well to clean off the grime of that dire early match

11:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Both teams faced Romania opposition in midweek. Citeh Hammered their opponents to go through while the Hammers were disappointingly eliminated.

11:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Silva curls a shot wide then Fernandinho is booked for a rash foul on Valencia

11:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sterling has a shot come off of Winnie Reid for a corner.

11:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner from De Bruyne is headed away

11:06 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It hasn't been a good start for the Hammers, which is a shame as they're inaugurating their new stadium.

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

GOAL! Raheem Sterling gets going for the new season.

11:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! TOO EASY AS STERLING DISPATCHED A PASS FROM NOLITO. SILVA PLAYED A NICE GIVE AND GO THEN MADE A DIAGONAL RUN. HE FOUND NOLITO DOWN THE LEFT AND HIS PASS WAS EASILY TAPPED IN BY STERLING

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

Terrific team goal there - Silva threads a pass through to Nolito who crossed for Sterling to pass home. Easy.

1-0 Citeh!

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

One more goal and Citeh will be on top of the pops.

11:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Hammers come forward with their first attack of the match and Valencia has a shot blocked by Stones despite being more than a stone's throw from goal.

11:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think they're tied with Chelsea for top on gd and goals scored.

11:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It looks as if Citeh's opponents are in for a hammering.

11:10 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Stones gets away with one as Fletcher gets a toe to a pass inside the City area. Could be a lot of that this season.

11:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ashley Fletcher, a free transfer from Man Yoo, gets a long ball from Mark Noble, but shoots high and wide from a difficult angle as Stones was closing in.

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

Boom boom - I'm afraid so, mate. Works for me in the PPP.

11:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Slaven did well to sign Ashley Fletcher for free as he was one of United's top players last season.

11:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, mate. It appears that you will head into the break with a fair amount of points.

11:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A corner from Tore is headed away then Mark Noble has a shot blocked.

11:13 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The French defender Masuaku picks up an unnecessary yellow card.

11:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Masuaku is booked for fouling De Bruyne on a Citeh break.,

11:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Citeh players are getting a pep talk from their manager

11:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

More action in the first quarter of an hour of this match than the entire 90 minutes of the earlier match

11:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sterling wins a free kick

11:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!FERNANDINHO , WITH A FREE HEADER HEADS CITEH TWO UP OFF A FREE KICK FROM DE BRUYNE.

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

GOAL! Terrific header by Fernandinho from a brilliant Ginger Winger cross.

2-0 Citeh are running rampant!

11:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Citeh is now top of the pops , putting Bob top of the pops.

11:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

United are third as I predicted . I may pick up a few needed points for that

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

Citeh now perched on top of league.

11:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sterling wins another free kick. Will that result in another goal?

11:20 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Another set piece chance - another great ball from the Ginger Winger. West Ham's defenders look as if they've taken the day off. Marriner let them off by blowing the whistle.

11:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Aguero failed to make contact from another great free kick from De Bruyne . The Argie was flagged offside.

11:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Did Slaven's lads get hammered last night?

11:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bob will be pleased that Lee Dixon is lobbying for Sam Byram to come on as a sub.

11:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nolito is fouled by Mickey Antonio just outside the box off a great pass from Silva

11:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The free kick from De Bruyne is inches over.

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

Antonio dodged a bullet there with the high foot.

11:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

John Stones is down off a slide tackle on Masuaku. A but clumsy by the French defender, who is already on a yellow.

11:29 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Stones is raked with studs on his knee and is off for treatment.

11:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kolorov warms up in case Stones can't continue.

11:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ashley Fletcher heads wide from a cross by Tore on a rare Hammers attack.

11:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great slide tackle by Otamendi on Antonio as Citeh were caught out. Corner to the Hammers. Willy punches away off the header from James Collins./

11:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! Just wide from De Bruyne on a great team move. It's a corner as the goal kick was headed to Nolito , who found Silva down the left. Siva takes it short and Adrian was caught out by the cross from De Bruyne, but gets away with it.

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

Ginger Winger should have scored Citeh's third there. They're attacking for fun.

11:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Talk about Joe Hart's future. All he can do at the present is fart in Pep's general direction for a Hart fart.

11:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nolito wins a corner off a possession that started in the Citeh box.

11:40 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The fluency of City’s passing has been something else. It’s difficult to tell if West Ham have been bad, or that they just haven’t been allowed to be anything else by City.

11:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner from Silva is headed away.

11:40 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I agree - Hart has to hope that some lesser Prem side comes in for him. But his England career is surely over.

11:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's probably some of both. Even when the Hammers pressure the Citeh players on the ball, they can't get it back.

11:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fat Sam said that Hart will be in this England squad . I don't know if Hart will go to a lesser side that will not be able to afford his wages.A loan deal may be on in the next few days.

11:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sterling is running about three more kilometers a match this season than last season, representing the work rate required in a Pep side.

11:45 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

If Fat Sam is courageous, he'll drop him right away.

11:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Two minutes of stoppage time./

11:45 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Two minutes of stoppage time - Citeh will be happy to go in two goals to the good.

11:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree. I don't think he's as brave as everyone makes him out to be. He could be a cowardly lion.

11:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Citeh are two up at the half and it should be more.

11:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A sight that will pleased to see Sam Byram on for Gokan Tore.

12:02 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway

12:03 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I meant to say that Bob will be pleased to see Sam Byram on for the ineffective Tore.

12:03 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sterling wins a free kick off of Valencia.

12:04 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nolito scores off the free kick from De Bruyne , but it's disallowed because he was well offside. it deflected off of Winnie Reid,

12:05 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ashley Fletcher is booked for a foul on Willy. It was clumsy. Lee didn't think it was worthy of a booking.

12:06 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Joe Hart was having a laugh about that with one of the assistants unless it was about something else.

12:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Masuaku obstructs Sterling. That appears to be his final warning Mark Noble is called up with him. He's close to a second booking. Mark Noble talks himself into a booking.

12:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Winnie Reid heads away the free kick from De Bruyne then Nolito has a shot come off the side netting.

12:09 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sterling is fouled by the Coyote.

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

Back for the second half with a turkey sandwich, courtesy of Kate. Looks like more one-way traffic from Citeh.

12:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Masuaku is fouled by De Bruyne,

12:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The free kick from Mark Noble is headed away then Citeh attack and Aguero curls a shot well wide.

12:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Welcome back,mate. Well done, Kate and the Hammers players must be feeling like a bunch of turkeys.

12:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

You will be pleased to read that Sam Byram came on in place of the ineffective Tore. He moved to right back and Antonio moved into the position that was supposedly filled by Tore in the first half.

12:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Aguero is flagged offside on a Citeh counter from a nice pass by Nolito, who won the ball deep in his own half. Such is the work rate of the Citeh players.

12:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! GAME ON AS ANTONIO HEADS IN AT THE FAR POST AFTER WILLY MISJUDGED A CROSS FROM MASUAKU

12:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I wonder what Joe Hart must be thinking.

12:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

In the midst of the action, Kolorov came on for Stones.

12:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Lanzini is on for Valencia. I'm surprised he didn't start as he played well last season. Arlo said he had a knee injury. That makes sense.

12:18 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Antonio wins a corner after the Coyote won the ball in midfield and put him through down the left

12:19 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner from Lanzini is headed away and a long range effort from Noble is over.

12:20 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Aguero has a shot come off the side netting from a narrow angle.

12:23 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That Antonio goal has the West Ham fans blowing bubbles and will set up the last twenty minutes nicely. I didn't see that one coming, honestly.

12:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sterling has a shot deflect off of Sam Byram, but it's easily saved by Adrain

12:28 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Me either. I thought it was going to be a cricket score.

12:28 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It's good to see Sam Byram getting a match for WH, even though I think this one will ultimately be a losing effort. I can see Citeh scoring one on the break and winning 3-1 or 4-1. Hope that Sergio scores one of them.

12:30 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nasri is on for Nolito. His career has declined the past few seasons.

12:33 PM  

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