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 15, 2017

Battles of Two Cities

Morning Boys, I hope to join you guys for a big day of footer. The Blue sides of the cities open the double header followed by the Red sides...The Red battle is big match EVERY season but even more so this year.
I ams still feeling iffy and I will try and join in if I am up to it

COME ON UNITED!!

UWS

313 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, UWS - thanks for getting us started today. Fantastic Dickens related graphic!

It'll be a pleasure joining you for today's action.

8:13 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The teams gathering in the tunnel at Goodison now:

Everton: Robles, Holgate, Ashley Williams, Funes Mori, Coleman, Davies, Barry, Baines, Barkley, Mirallas, Lukaku. Subs: Schneiderlin, Jagielka, Lennon, McCarthy, Valencia, Stekelenburg, Lookman.

Man City: Bravo, Sagna, Otamendi, Stones, Clichy, Zabaleta, Touré, Silva, De Bruyne, Sterling, Agüero. Subs: Kolarov, Caballero, Jesus Navas, Delph, Sané, Iheanacho, García.

Referee: Mark Clattenburg.

8:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good Morning Bob and UWS. I agree with Bob. It's a brilliant post. I'm pushing for United and the Toffees to win. Hopefully, you will be well enough to join us.

8:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fred is joining us for the action as well.

8:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's John Stones's first ever return to Goodison while Gareth Barry faces his old mates. The Zed Cars song is playing.

8:26 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, MUR. Here come the sides to the strains of the "Z Cars" theme.

8:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A typically rainy , gloomy day on Merseyside. We wouldn't have it any other way.

8:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A moment's applause for Graham Taylor , whose Watford lost to these Toffees in the 1984 FA Cup Final.

8:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from Goodison

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

Jon Champion and Andy Townsend on the mics today - and we're off.

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

First round of Goodison boos for old boy John Stones then.

8:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

As expected, a hostile reception for John Stones. Jon Champion announcing and assisted by Andy Townsend.

8:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A good way to start Sunday they're one of my favorite pairs of announcers.

8:33 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

This one starts 5th vs. 7th. The away side really need a win today in order to jump back into the CL slots. Anything less then a top four finish might mean curtains for Pep. But Everton still harbor European dreams for next season. It should be fascinating.

8:33 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Funes-Mori found Barkley really well but the kid was offside.

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

Morgan Schneiderin, who just joined from United, is on the bench today. Will United miss him, MUR?

8:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Absolutely not. I was glad when we signed him, but things didn't work out for him at United. He wasn't getting into the lineup. He's a great player and hopefully he can kick start his career for the Toffees. A great signing by Ronnie.

8:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

De Bruyne fouls Barry as Citeh have trouble with the high press.

8:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The free kick from Mirallis is cleared.

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

Good early gegenpressing from Everton. Barry had a chance to cross but he couldn't find The Chunk.

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

Oh - Mirallas has the ball in the net but he's flagged offside.

8:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mirallis ha s a goal disallowed for offside. Great pass from Coleman as he received a pass from the Chunk

8:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's a great start by Ronnie against his old mate.

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

Oh - Sterling was through there on goal but a combination of Joel and Baines tripped him up. Nothing from Marriner.

8:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Barkley wins a corner off of Zaba , The short corner leads to a cross from Barkley that is headed away. Aguero sends De Bruyne down the left on the break and finds Sterling , who loses his footing as he was about t round Robles. Sterling wanted a penalty , but the ref made the right decision by not giving one.

8:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's gloomy looking here as it is on Merseyside , but without the rain and wind, and unusually warm.

8:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

also kind of muggy, which is not what you associate with January weather.

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

Panic stations at the back for Citeh - they don't look self-assured right now.

8:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It looked a Grobelaar moment, but Bravo had everything under control.

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

With Diego Costa out of favor, I'm hoping that our GBB Sergio Aguero can pick up the pace. But not on this evidence. When he plays, his strike rate is excellent. The problem is that he doesn't play as many matches as some others.

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

Aguero wins a free kick off Holgate right outside the box.

8:54 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The free kick comes to nothing.

8:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Holgate fouls Aguero a foot outside the box. It is easily cleared.

8:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Toffees fans will not be pleased about the superb last ditch tackle by Stones on Mirallis.

8:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Barnsley seems to be a breeding ground for central defenders. Holgate , like Stones was signed from Barnsley as was Alfie Mowson, who recently broke into the Swans lineup.

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

Oh - Silva was one-on-one with Joel but the keeper did really well. Citeh will rue these spurned chances.

8:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Robles blocks a one on one effort from compatriot, Silva after a superb chipped pass from De Bruyne.

8:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Young Davies fouls Silva. The youngsters may have potential, but are showing their inexperience. Into the wall by De Bruyne.

8:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Citeh are starting to control the match after a great start by the Toffees.

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

Half an hour gone and this one still seems like it could swing either way.

9:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

De Bruyne is miles offside to ruin a decent break.

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

De Bruyne, playing in a deep leftish-midfield role, has been responsible for nearly all of Citeh's outstanding attacking moments so far.

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

GOAL! The Chunk comes alive!

9:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! THE CHUNK GIVES THE TOFFEES THE LEAD WITH A GREAT FINISH TO CAP OFF A SUPERB MOVE.,

9:04 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Great ball through for Mirallas who squared it to Lukaku. Cool finish.

1-0 Toffees!

9:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Citeh were undone by their own short passing . Young Tom Davies picked off a pass from Clichy. He found Mirallis and Citeh were made to look like a bunch of Belgian waffles as Mirallis passed across to the Chunk , who scored with a great finish past Bravo.

9:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

De Bruyne played a nice one two down the left , but Aguero just failed to connect with his pass as it was cleared for a corner. Sterling shot just wide from the corner. The closest Citeh have come to scoring.

9:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It would have been a controversial goal had Sterling scored from the corner because there was some Argie Bargie as Aguro appeared to foul Funes-Mori that resulted in the corner.

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

Oh - Aguero only had to get his studs to that cross.

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

Funes-Mori gets a bollocking from Clats about his accumulation of fouls.

9:12 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Sorry boys
I'm just wrapped up under a blanket
Feeling rough
Hope United pep me up

9:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hope you feel better. Nice Pep reference.

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

Since the goal City have been flustered and imprecise, and Everton have largely kept them well away from their penalty area.

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

Welcome back, UWS. Hope you feel better soon.

9:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Citeh were waffling around as the Belgians combined for that Toffees goal.

9:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great tackle by Otamendi on the Chunk that results in a Toffees corner.

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

A loss for Citeh today would really be encouragement for United, who are in better form these days. United could draw level with Citeh with a win.

9:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Zaba heads away the corner from Mirallis then Bravo catches a cross from Funes-Mori of all people. Two minutes of stoppage time.

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

Two minutes of stoppage time to come now. I'm off for a half-time snuggle with the missus.

9:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Correct, mate. We would be level on points with Citeh, but behind on goal difference.

9:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Enjoy, mate.I look forward to chatting with you during the second half.

9:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Davies heads a header from Sagna off the line . Now Citeh have a corner. The corner from Sterling is cleared.

9:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mark Clattenburg blows for halftime as the Toffees are one up thanks to a goal that was a result of a Belgian combination and Citeh waffling.

9:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway from Goodison Park. No we're waiting because the Chunk had't come out of the tunnel. Now he is and the second half is finally underway

9:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

it starts with De Bruyne shooting well wide.

9:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! CITEH WERE CAUGHT WAFFLING AGAIN AS MIRALLIS PUTS THE TOFFEES TWO UP WITH A GREAT FINISH

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

GOAL! I'm barely back in my seat after the interval when Kevin Mirallas pops up to notch Everton's second. Great finish!

2-0 Toffees!

9:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Pep is pouting as Citeh are two down

9:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bob will be pleased to read that it was Barkley, who put Mirallis through to score with a great finish after the Chunk had a pass cut out by Stones. it all started with a tackle won on the high press with the goal scored 62 seconds into the second half.

9:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Were you back in time for the goal?

9:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A superb finish by Sterling from a really tight angle , but he had run the ball inches out of play just before he shot.

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

Sterling has the ball in the net, but De Bruyne’s pass to him had been slightly overhit, and went an inch or two out of play before Sterling rescued it.

9:41 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Barkley is incensed when he's called for yet another foul.

9:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Both fouls on Argies as the first was on Otamendi and the second on Zaba . The free kick from Silva was headed straight to Robles by Stones.

9:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mason Holgate is the first player booked as he fouled Sterling. The free kick from Silva was too high for Stones.

9:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Citeh last came from two down in an away Prem match to win back in April 1995.

9:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mirallis down under a challenge from Zaba, but it was a fair challenge.

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

Pep has seen enough. It's the hour mark and Ihenacho comes on to replace Zaba. Why not make that change ten minutes ago

9:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cometh the hour or just past the hour cometh the man as Ihenacho , a striker on for Zaba, a middie and none too soon.

9:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed, mate. Was he waiting for a sunny day on Merseyside?

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

We could be Premiership managers, eh MUR?

9:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Schniderlin, just signed from United, is on for Mirallis, who gets a deserved standing ovation for a goal and an assist.

9:53 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Schneiderlin comes on for his debut - I'm surprised that he's replacing Miralas who has been excellent.

9:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think Ronnie is deciding to sit on the lead.

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

Kate is displaying excellent footwork this morning.

10:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Robles does well to turn around from Aguero for a corner that is taken by Silva and cleared.

10:02 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Barry passes off the captain's armband to Baines and James McCarthy replaces him.

10:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Gareth Barry passes the captain's armband to Baines as he's replaced by James McCarthy in what os basically like for like.

10:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

How is that. I thought the Cottagers played yesterday, LOL.

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

David Silva picks up a late yellow card to add to his frustration today.

10:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Silva is booked for a late challenge.

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

She just picked up a catalog with her toes - very skillful!

10:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Definitely no Silva lining for Citeh as evidenced by the late pass intended for Sagna.

10:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I say Bravo for that!

10:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Scheiderlin fouls Sterling just outside the box. He's a tad rusty as Yaya curls the free kick straight to Robles.

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

GOAL! Wonderful goal from Davis!

10:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! TOM DAVIES PUTS THE TOFFEES THREE WITH HIS FIRST EVER TOFFEES GOAL AND WHAT A WAY TO SCORE HIS FIRST TOFFEES GOAL IN FRONT OF THE GLADYS STREET END!

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

Great move and a super finish from the youngster Davies. A debut goal for him. Lukaku was a bit cheeky nipping in to try to get a touch and claim it.

10:09 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Well, this is a real demolition of Citeh by Everton. Shocking stuff from Citeh.

10:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

As with the other Toffees goals, it started with winning a tackle. Young Holgate tackled Ihenacho and passed to young Davies, who showed some great skill , going past Clichy and Yaya then a pass intended for the Chunk went behind him and made it to Barkley , who returned it back to Davies and his shot clipped off the on rushing Bravo and trickled over the line at the near post. Did the Chunk get the last touch?

10:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sterling fouls Davies, who gives him a push. Aguero gets involved and now Ashley Williams is in it. Citeh showing their frustration.

10:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Clattenburg lecturing Holgate and Aguero.

10:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!!! Barkley put through the Chunk , who shot wide and was it cleared for a corner?

10:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner from Barkley was headed away.

10:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed, Bob. Will Pep be Citeh manager next season?

10:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great to say local boy, eighteen year old Tom Davies, celebrating at his beloved Gladys Street End.

10:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Also, other than the free kick , has Yaya even touched the ball? He hasn't been at the races and doesn't seem to be able to last a Premier League season any longer. Robles has only made one difficult save.

10:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

WOW !!! All three of the Toffees shots on target have resulted in goals.Talk about efficiency.

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

Chance for Lukaku, who’s fed by Barkley and chips over Bravo, but can’t get his shot on target. Nearly a fourth there.

10:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Barkley gets a deserved ovation for a pair of assists as young nineteen year old Lookman is on for his Toffees debut.Will he look on to great future, man?

10:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Four minutes of stoppage time.

10:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The first goal of the morning has been achieved with a Toffees victory. The next goal is a United victory.

10:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ronnie is unusually upset as he's on the pitch for a flop by Otamendi. The Chunk pushes him down. Both players booked for that horrible incident which caps off a horrible Citeh performance.

10:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now Pep lets the fourth official have it as he's not being his friend. Otamendi had a Chunk taken out of him for his poor acting.

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

GOAL! Lookman scores on his debut.

It's a rout! 4-0!

10:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! LOOK MAN!!! THE YOUNGSTER PUTS THE TOFFEES FOUR UP WITH A DEBUT GOAL MINNUTES AFTER COMING ON.

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

This is great for United, who now have a chance of equalling Citeh's GD after this shower.

10:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Toffees fans will be amused as a clearance from Stones cannoned off of Coleman and Look man scored a debut goal. It's a rout as the Toffees thrash Citeh 4-0 to match their worse loss of the season.

10:25 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Wow... just out from under the blanket to say LOVELY JUBBLEY!!!

A four goal win by United and we'd overtake City

The first game went my way...now same again please

10:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Citeh remain fifth , but will swap places with United if United win by four or more goals. The Toffees remain seventh despite the win.,

10:26 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Pep's worst ever league defeat in his managerial career.

10:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm taking Sparky walkies, but will be back in time for the big one.

10:26 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'll be back in a tick for the United match.

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

I'm back for the big one now. Are you lads feeling confident?

10:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Back from walkies on a warm, muggy morning that felt decent due to a pleasant brezeze. Pets fed and litter box empty, so good to go.

10:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jose with a handshake with the mascot.

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

The teams preparing to do battle at OT:

Manchester United: De Gea; Valencia, Jones, Rojo, Darmian; Carrick, Herrera; Mkhitaryan, Pogba, Martial; Ibrahimovic. Subs: Romero, Fellaini, Blind, Smalling, Rooney, Mata, Rashford.

Liverpool: Mignolet; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Klavan, Milner; Henderson, Can; Lallana, Wijnaldum, Firmino; Origi. Subs: Karius, Gomez, Moreno, Stewart, Ejaria, Coutinho, Sturridge.

Referee: Michael Oliver.

10:58 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Arlo White and Graeme Le Sox on the mics this afternoon. A minute of applause now for Graham Taylor.

10:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A minute's applause for the passing of Graham Taylor.

11:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from OT!

11:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

COME ON MAN UNITED!

COME ON MAN UNITED!

COME ON MAN UNITED!

11:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

United will overtake Citeh if they defeat Pool by four or more. Not sure if that will happen.

11:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Origi picks off Valencia then win a corer off of Valencia.

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

Liverpool have lined up in a diamond system here, with Adam Lallana in the No10 role and Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi together in attack. Could that leave Trent Alexander-Arnold exposed against Anthony Martial?

11:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner is out for another.

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

I'm pulling for United this afternoon. Come on, you Red Devils!

11:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

De Gea easily catches the corner taken by the LUFC Academy player

11:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, mate. We can use every bit of support possible.

11:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hopefully young Trent will be too naive to defend against karate chops.

11:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

WOW !!! Trent Alexander -Arnold making his first Prem start in of all fixtures and all venues , this one. Pool must have some serious injury problems.

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

Good quick start from United. This one has a crackling atmosphere.

11:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I hope Yaya had money for a cab ride because he was a definite passenger today

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

Nearly a dangerous moment there as Kung Fu raced into the area.

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

LOL! Nice one, mate!

11:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

He lost his balance, attempting to go past Loveren. Not a penalty. Then an out stretched Zlatan just fails to divert a cross from Kung Fu Panda.

11:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, mate. Bravo ! Bravo!

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

Jose Mourinho is scrawling some thoughts down on a notepad. It could be his shopping list.

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

Oh - Zlatan was in there but his lob was put off by Minnie and it lands on the top of the net.

11:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! A horrible back pass from Loveren as Minnie rushed out block from Zlatan and the ball went off the top of the net.

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

Oh - Pogba should have scored there after an excellent slide rule pass by Miki. Great start for United.

11:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

POGBA! Miki superbly put him through, but he shot wide with just Minnie to beat. United should have taken the lead.

11:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Pogba fouls Origi near the United corner flag.

11:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Loveren headed on the free kick from Milner then Herrera headed straight to Origi who softly diverted it to De Gea.

11:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Firmino tackle s Phil Jones, but Rojo mops up for a corner.

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

Oh my! It's a penalty for Pool as Pogba handles in the area. I think it's harsh as it doesn't look intentional to me.

11:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BLOODY HELL !!! POGBA!!!! HE'S GIVEN POOL A PENALTY DUE TO A BLOODY STUPID HAND BALL OFF THE CORNER.

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

LUFC Academy comes up and delivers!

Liverpool into the lead against the run of play. 0-1.

11:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BUGGER! MILNER SCORES FROM THE SPOT TO GIVE POOL THE LEAD.

11:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

We handed them the lead, mate.

11:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

To compound matters, how did the corner start. Phil Jones showed he lacks a brain, by getting caught dwelling on the ball just outside his box.

11:29 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Pogba is an idiot

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

I hate those decisions against defenders. That seemed like a natural motion to try to jump and meet the ball. He just got his timing wrong, but you can't tell me he intended to handle it.

11:30 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

He sucks
Stupid fouls
Stupid handballs
Missing sitters

11:30 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

100% a penalty

11:31 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

United will get that one back.

11:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Loveren tackles Zlatan then is called for a foul on Pogba. He's booked , presumably talked his way to a booking.

11:31 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Herrera picks up a free kick on the edge of the area.

11:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Can heads out the free kick for a corner. Then Origi fouls Herrera in the D. Pogba appeared to rugby tackle Hendo.

11:32 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

He fouled there too

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

Pogba has to watch himself now - he looks like he's in danger of losing his head.

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

Oh - great strike by Zlatan and Minnie was equal to it.

11:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!!! What a save by Minnie as he turns around a rocket of a free kick from Zlatan. Klavan heads away the corner.

11:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Strange as it may sound, Jose should substitute Pogba at the half.

11:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jones tackles Origi for a corner.

11:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

More catching practice for De Gea from the LUFC Academy./

11:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Valencia wins a United corner. Loveren heads out the corner from Miki.

11:36 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Miki picks up a foul off Milner.

11:37 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Get pogpants off

11:38 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Valencia is incensed as the linesman waves play on after he's fouled.

11:38 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I agree - he's clearly spent more time on his barnet this week than on training.

11:39 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Miki as through on goal but Minnie bailed Pool out once again.

11:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! Miki put through and shoots straight at Minnie with just him to beat. Again, United should have scored.

11:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Origi makes a meal of it as he's fouled by Valencia. It didn't seem too awful.

11:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Milner takes the free kick and a miss hit volley by Loveren needs to be tipped over from De Gea as it was inches under the bar.United win a free kick off the Pool corner.

11:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jose headed to the dressing room . He's seen enough!

11:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A minute of stoppage time.

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

There will be one minute of added time.

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

That's it - United have played well but haven't been rewarded for it. Minnie has come up big for Pool on several occasions. Still plenty to play for in the second half.

11:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Pool are one up at the half thanks to a penalty by the former LUFC Academy player. In the words of the great Aretha, it was signed, sealed and delivered by


POGBA!

11:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Roon will be coming off the bench to start the second half. He's on for Carrick, which seems like a tactical switch.

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

Second half starting up, with Wayne Rooney being injected into the United side. The Red Devils get us underway.

12:02 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway

12:02 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Rooney on for Carrick...why not Pogpants

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

Carrick has been taken off - I approve. No need for two defensive middies when you're chasing the game.

12:02 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

COME ON UNITED!

COME ON UNITED!

COME ON UNITED!

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

Graeme Le Sox talks bollocks about managers having "15 minutes to correct anything." Why do they have to wait until the hour mark!!!???

12:03 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree with Bob since we need more attack minded players even though Pogba signed sealed, and delivered that Pool goal.

12:03 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Is this going to be a Merseyside double?

12:04 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree. That's not set in stone. It's a guideline , not a rule.

12:04 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Pogpants better redeem himself


Useless pass by Herrera

12:05 PM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home