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, January 22, 2017

A Later Start to Sunday Morning


A 7am kickoff for Soton v. Leicester? You're having a laugh, Mr. Premiership Schedule Maker. No surprisingly, we all decided to have a lie in through the early match this morning. I'm up in time to see Leicester on the end of yet another pounding. Up next is Arsenal hosting Burnley. And then we get to see title favorite Chelski up against Hull at Stamford Bridge. Join me for a somewhat later start today, won't you?

227 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The teams coming out at the Emirates now:

Arsenal: Cech, Gabriel, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Ramsey, Xhaka, Iwobi, Özil, Sánchez, Giroud.
Subs: Gibbs, Lucas Pérez, Ospina, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Welbeck, Bellerín, Coquelin.

Burnley: Heaton, Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward, Boyd, Marney, Hendrick, Defour, Gray, Barnes.
Subs: Flanagan, Vokes, Kightly, Robinson, Barton, Tarkowski, Darikwa.

Referee: Jonathan Moss (County Durham)

9:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning, mate. I'm here to join you after a late lie in and a late night out with Elizabeth

9:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It will be Chelsea vs the Gunners in a fortnight: A massive match

9:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from the EM Jon Champion announcing

9:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Burnley's away point of the season was the 0-0 draw at OT and only because Tom Heaton made a ton saves

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

With all of their rivals underperforming yesterday, this is a golden opportunity for the Arsenal to pick up points.

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

Morning, MUR! Glad to hear that you had a good night out last night.

9:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

George Boyd was clipped by Nacho. I hate clipped nachos. The free kick from Defour is headed on by Ben Mee as the Gunners struggle to clear

9:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, mate. Glad to join you. The Gunners move up to second with a win, which would make that match vs Chelsea in a fortnight massive.

9:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jon Champion says it's around freezing in the capital while the overnight lows were around 20 while Arsene is in just a suit. He must be chillly.

9:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A long range effort from Alexis is high and wide.

9:23 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

We had an unusually warm day here in WNY with temps near 60F. My neighbor was out washing his car!

9:26 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It will be interesting to watch Alexis Sanchez's body language today, as he's rumored to be having a strop with the management.

9:26 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Decent cross there from Lowton and Barnes wasn't far away. Burnley with a bit more ambition than you might expect here.

9:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

WOW!!! You must have had quite a thaw . It hit 80 here, breaking records. I mowed the lawn.

9:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Tom Heaton superbly tips around a long range effort from Ozil.

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

More pressure from the Arsenal now. Heaton saves well first from a long range shot and then with Koz's header from close range.

9:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner is taken short and after a cross from Ozil is headed away, Iwobi shoots wide through a sea of bodies.

9:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cech turns around a shot from Ashley Barnes . The corner is headed away by Ollie.

9:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

There's a team in Nigeria called Wiki Tourists. Surely, that's worth some comments.

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

And some leaks?

9:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ollie miss hits a shot wide from a pass from Ozil as they counter off a Burnley counter.

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

Some of the huge snow/dirt piles are still in evidence on campus but there has been a lot of thawing.

9:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Definitely in the back four , tactics and, transfer targets for sure. Who is the owner.

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

Lively start to the game: we’ve had nine attempts (seven from Arsenal) on goal from both sides in the opening 17 minutes.

9:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ozil shoots wide after a cross from Peter Gabriel was headed out.

9:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Unfortunately, most have been off target.. I recall each keeper making one save.

9:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Gunners have a free kick after Defour and Xakha Khan are lectured to by John Moss.

9:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Peter Gabriel hurls himself like a sledge hammer after a decision doesn't go his way in a challenge with Ben Mee.

9:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ozil is offside as Tom Heaton comes out to block after a superb through ball from ALexis.

9:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Andre Gray shoots straight at Cech off a pass from George Boyd.

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

Decent chance for Andre Gray there - Burnley have been worth the point so far.

9:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

This is a great way to spend part of a four day weekend.

9:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I guess they have a point to prove based on their away form.

9:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Arsene now dons a coat on a chilly London day.

9:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ramsey goes on a solo run, then is clipped by George Boyd.

9:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ozil has a shot come off of Ben Mee for a corner.

9:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner from Ozil is headed away,

9:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A cross from Mustafi is caught by Heaton right under the bar. He was his usual alert self.,

9:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ollie is down, holding his ankle, off a challenge with Ben Mee.

9:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Matty Lowton with an unnecessary foul on ALexis just outside the box.

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

Sean Dyche certainly has a loud voice - crikey!

9:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kos has a header from the free kick deflect for a corner.

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

Have you got tomorrow off, mate?

9:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mustafi heads on the corner from Ozil then Alexis has a volley go halfway to SFL.

9:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm playing hooky Monday and Tuesday. Everything is ready for the sub.That's why I went to pick up Elizabeth from her parents as soon as school got out on Friday.

9:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ben Mee heads on a rare Burnley corner . now the Gunners attack.

9:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Prem schedule maker is not the only one with a sense of humor. Next Sunday in the Cup, a 7 AM kickoff between the Evil Lions and Hornets while the Cottagers vs the Tigers kicks off a half an hour later.

9:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now the Gunners have a free kick.

9:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Dean Marney heads out the free kick from Ozil; , then Alexis shoots well wide.

9:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cech had to be brave and is down after going for the ball with Andre Gray off a a run and cross from George Boyd.

9:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cech is on his knees and looks to be okay to be continue.

10:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A minute of stoppage time.

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

Sorry, mate - I was distracted by a phone call.

10:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's 0-0 at the end of a half that the Gunners dominated, but couldn't find the target

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

There's the half-time whistle then. Arsene Wenger won't be happy about that. Could it be that all of Chelski's rivals are conceding the title?

10:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

No problem. Is everything okay?

10:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway from the EM

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

Back on at the Emirates for the second half. No changes to either side, naturally.

10:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Tom Heaton easily saves a lon grange effort from Nacho off a pass from Alexis after Iowbi went on a solo run released Alexis

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

One of our friends here is having difficulty at work - nothing much to worry about.

10:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great skill from Nacho as he made a 180 degree turn then crossed for Ollie to head toward goal then Ramsey headed it over.

10:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Alexis shoots inches over off a classic Gunners counter that started with Jeff Hendrick cheaply gifting possession.

10:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sorry to hear that. I know the feeling.

10:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mustafi is called for a foul off a throw from Steven Ward

10:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The free kick from Defour is cleared away by the first man. That leads to a Gunners counter.

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

Arsenal have started this half full of purpose.

10:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

And they win a corner off of former United player, Michael Keane.

10:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Andre Gray appeared to foul Mustafi in the box off the short corner.

10:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That definitely looked a penalty. I'm sure that there is cursing in the streets of Alex.

10:28 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Matt Lowton picked up a yellow there for something off the ball.

10:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Iwobi goes on a solo run and has a shot blocked by Steven Ward for a corner. Matty Lowton booked for an off the ball foul on Alexis.

10:29 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Mustafi scores his debut goal for the Arse!

10:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! THE GUNNERS FINALLY SCORE AS MUSTAFI HEADS IN A CORNER FROM OZIL.

10:30 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Simple goal there after all of the complex football they've played. Decent corner over by Beaker and Mustafi met it with a glancing header that just evaded Heaton.

1-0 Gunners!

10:30 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That will have to draw Sean Dyche's side out a bit.

10:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

What a time to score his first goal for the Gunners after finally making the breakthrough.

10:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Costa will start for Chelsea vs the Tigers today.

10:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It will be tough for Dyche's side as they have only scored three away Prem goals the entire season.

10:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Another Gunners corner. Will they score again?

10:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ozil finds Ramsey and who knows whom he intended to find with that pass.

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

Xhaka is in trouble with the ref here. Poor challenge. Ref checking with linesman. And he's off!!!!

10:36 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Two footed and off the ground - the boy doesn't have much room for complaint.

10:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Xkha Khan was out of tune with a poor challenge on Defour. He sure was and
HE'S OFF . That may have been retaliation for a dispute in the first half.

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

Xhaka despondent as he trudges back up the tunnel. This could make this one interesting.

10:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. It was a stonewall sending off. The Gunners will have to see out their slim lead a man down or try to emulate what the Seagulls did on Friday.

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

Sean Dyche should make some immediate changes now. Joey Barton being prepared.

10:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Xakha Khan will be suspended for the Cup match at St. Mary's on Saturday, The prem match in midweek next week ,a and the big one at SB in tow weeks.

10:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Coq Au Vin is on for Iwobi as a result of the red card and will probably start the next three matches.

10:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Burnley win a free kick off a long free kick.

10:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cech doers well to tip over the free kick from Defour.

10:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner leads to another after some strange defending.

10:43 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Predictable boos for Barton as he trots on.

10:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Joey Barton is on for Jeff Hendrick. He scored a winning free kick off the bench last week.,

10:43 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Marney picks up a yellow tracking back on Beaker.

10:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Dean Marney is booked for a foul on Ozil just outside the Burnley box.

10:44 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That was a good goal, very clever. Barton could change this match.

10:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jon Champion stated that Joey Barton has scored more goals against the Gunners than any other team. I would not have expected that.

10:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Dean Marney is going off on a stretcher.

10:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Tarkowski, the former Bee, will be on for Marney. Will the Tark be able to sting the Gunners?

10:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bob's beloved Sam Vokes is on for Defour.

10:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The free kick from Ozil is headed out for a corner.

10:48 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Burnley make a double change: once inforced, one tactical. Tarkowski on for Marney, Vokes comes on for Defour.

10:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Burnley haven't really done anything with thier man advantage.

10:50 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

True - and they've used all of their subs now.

10:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ashley Barnes couldn't get a shot off from two yards out and Cech gathers the loose ball.

10:52 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Both Koscielny and Mustafi are grimacing. Vokes has only been on for four minutes.

10:54 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Giroud rarely lasts the full 90 and he's about to be replaced by Danny Welbeck.

10:57 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Burnley in full control now but not making their advantage pay.

10:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now Wellie is on for Ollie.

10:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The first thing he does is foul.

10:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Matty Lowton with a long range effort halfway to Herts.

10:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bellerin is on for Ozil.

10:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Tom Heaton saves superbly from Coq Au Vin as the Gunners try to uncork a victory.

11:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ben Mee with a superb last ditch tackle on Wellie

11:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

LUCKY Seven Minutes of stoppage time. Murmurings in the streets of Alex.

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

Oh my goodness!!!!

It's a penalty for Burnley inside stoppage time.

11:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

PENALTY GUNNERS AS ASHLEY BARNES GOES DOWN IN THE BOX.

11:03 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Stone cold penalty there - Coq au Vin overcooked it, lashing out there.

Andre Gray steps up and puts it straight down the middle. Cech nearly saved it.

1-1

11:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! 1-1 AS ANDRE GRAY SHOOTS THE PEN STRAIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE OFF OF CECH'S HAND.

11:04 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Wenger having a strop with the fourth official!

11:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It goes from bad to worse as arsene is sent off along with Xakha Khan

11:05 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Mustafi gets a yellow for dissent - silly boy.

11:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mustafi is booked for the Gunners as they seem to be having a late meltdown.

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

Oh - Heaton saves from Alexis.

11:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Heaton pushes around a shot from Alexis. Taken short.

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

Oh my!!!!!!!

It's another penalty!!!!

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

Wow! Mee made a rash challenge there and nearly kicked Koz's head.

11:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

PENALTY GUNNERS AS BEN MEE IS CALLED FOR A KICK ON KOS OFF A CROSS FROM ALEXIS

11:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! 2-1 AS ALEXIS LOOKS TO HAVE WON IT WITH A PANENKA.

11:09 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Alexis to step up now.....

Oh my - a Panenka to win the match!

2-1 Gunners!

11:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's over as that was virtually the last kick of the match. The Gunners win 2-1.

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

And that's it! Arsenal have won it in the most dramatic way.

11:10 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Sorry boys, I am no show today
Hardly watched any so far and I am leaving in a mo

Have a good week boys

11:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, UWS. Have a great week.

11:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Alexis is now the GBB thanks to that super late Panenka. Will Costa regain the lead?

11:21 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That late, late Gunners win moves them up above their bitter rivals Spurs into second on 47 points, five behind Chelski.

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

Diego is back! Here's the full team news:

Chelsea (3-4-3) Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Pedro, Diego Costa, Hazard.
Substitutes: Begovic, Ake, Zouma, Chalobah, Fabregas, Willian, Batshuayi.

Hull (3-5-1-1) Jakupovic; Maguire, Dawson, Davies; Elabdellaoui, Mason, Huddlestone, Clucas, Robertson; Evandro; Hernandez.
Substitutes: Marshall, Meyler, Diomande, Maloney, Niasse, Tymon, Bowen.

Referee Neil Swarbrick.

11:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from SB

11:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Costa chests down a pass from the Sideshow and volleys just wide about ten seconds into the match

11:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

If Chelsea win they go ten points clear of the Gunners and if the Tigers win they move out of the drop zone.

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

Chelsea have started with breezy authority; Hazard looks particularly lively. And why not - they're playing Hull!

11:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good point. The Tigers host United on Thursday , then off to your house next Sunday before facing United at OT in the Prem a week from Wednesday.

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

Theoretically Hull City could leapfrog Palace and Swansea out of the drop zone with a win here. I don't fancy it though.

11:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

If Costa scores then he's tied with Alexis for GBB. If he scores two or more than he has the sole lead.

11:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I don't either, but I guess there's always that slim chance.

11:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fatty with a shot off target about the width of his tummy from goal.

11:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Tigers may have a match at your house sandwiched between two matches with United , but will that equate to you and Kate providing sandwiches?

11:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Andy Robertson tackles Victor Moses for a Chelsea corner.

11:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner is headed away and play stops as there's a clash of heads between Ryan Mason and Gary Cahill.

11:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It looks like Ryan Mason will need to be replaced . David Meyler is coming on. Gary Cahill looks set to continue.

11:44 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

There’s a horrible clash of heads between Gary Cahill and Ryan Mason, who were jumping for a cross from Pedro. Play is stopped immediately. I think they are both okay, though a stretcher is being brought on.

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

I was out at dinner last night with Red Devil, our current leader, who is looking forward to displaying the Shield prominently next season.

11:46 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

There’s a long delay while Mason is eased onto a stretcher. David Meyler is going to replace him.

11:46 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The length of that delay makes us worry about Ryan Mason. Let's hope he's okay.

11:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Play resumes after a lengthy stoppage. David Meyler came on for Ryan Mason.

11:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree. He looked in extreme distress.

11:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

He's in with a great chance of winning the shield, but it's too close too call.

11:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Harry Maguire heads straight to Courtois off a corner from new signing, Evandro, then Curtis Davies is booked for fouling Kante on the break,.

11:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jakupovic is forced to tip over a deflected shot from Marcos Alonso.

12:00 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Big shout by Pedro for a penalty, but nothing doing from referee Swarbrick.

12:02 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It is - because his picks in other categories are weaker.

12:02 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hull will be happy that they've got through half an hour without conceding. They've set out their stall well here.

12:05 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

For example, I think I picked United to win the EFL Cup. I may be top , but things can still change.

12:06 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. The Tigers have been more solid since Marco Silva took over. Is Kate ready to face them next Sunday? They may be tuckered out after their match with us.

12:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm guessing about seven minutes of stoppage time due to that injury.

12:07 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Costa, who has been a bit rusty, runs the ball straight out of play.

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

Must be - at least. I can remember a 10 minute stoppage time in a recent Leeds match after the keeper had to be stretchered off.

12:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

YIKES!! That must have been really serious.

12:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Costa was well offside off the through ball from Hazard despite putting the ball in the back of the net.

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

Costa has the ball in the net but is ruled offside. Close call, might have just been on.

12:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Courtois is forced to push a swerving effort from Maguire around the post.

12:13 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Courtois might also be rusty given his lack of action this season in the Chelski goal. He seemed to really have difficulty turning around that Maguire shot.

12:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Moses is fouled on the break after the corner was cleared and Kante got away with a foul. I guess he Kan.

12:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That's the closest either team came to scoring despite Chelsea's dominance.

12:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

WOW!!! Naughty Nine minutes of stoppage time.

12:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Curtis Davies, already on a card, fouls Pedro about a foot outside the box.

12:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Dawson heads out for a Chelsea corner taken short. The cross from Costa is headed away,

12:18 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jakupovic has to be alert from a pass from Alonso that went through a group of players and Kante just failed to make contact,

12:21 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I had a feeling it would be a chunk. We're now beyond the 50 minute mark and still in the first half!

12:21 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Wouldn't you know it - Costa scores!

12:22 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

He didn't need to do much. Just took a step off the defender as he anticipated the ball in and then bang!

12:22 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! COSTS GIVES CHELSEA THE LEAD IN THE LUCKY SEVENTH MINUTE OF STOPPAGE TIME . A REALLY LENGTHY POSSESSION ENDED WITH A CROSS FIELD PASS FROM HAZARD TO MOSES AND HIS PASS WAS DIVERTED IN THE CORNER BY COSTA.

12:23 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Costa now is join top GBB with Alexis while Chelsea are eight is enough points clear of the Gunners

12:24 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Chelsea are one up at the end of a marathon first half thanks to a goal by Costa deep in stoppage time.

12:25 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway

12:40 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Courtois easily saves a long range effort from Maguire.

12:41 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

We're back on for the second half now.

12:41 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nearly a pen there!

12:44 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Andy Robertson booked for a foul from behind on Moses.

12:47 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Courtois with another nice long range save, this time from Meyler , which seemed like driver from a mile out by the Meyler.

12:48 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Costa has a shot come off of Dawson for a Chelsea corner.

12:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jakupovic comfortably saves a long range effort from Costa

12:50 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A moment's applause for the passing of a dedicated Chelsea supporter.

12:51 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Niasse is on for the injured Curtis Davies. s Victor Moses fouled Robertson.

12:54 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A pathetic free kick from Maguire was well wide. That looked like one I took when I was first starting out as a footballer.

12:55 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

This match is fizzling out.

12:58 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Coutrois saves a near post effort after head tennis off a corner. The next corner from Clucas is headed away

1:01 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sorry, mate - just finished lunch with Kate.

1:02 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fatty wins a corner off of Moses.

1:03 PM  

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