Lakenheath Old Boys

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Sunday, January 08, 2017

FA Cup Sunday

Morning, lads - if yesterday's action wasn't enough for you, we've got another day of Cup football on offer today. I'm going to have a lie-in through the first one, but I'll be around for the intriguing match-up of Liverpool v. Plymouth Argyle. That overlaps with Chelski v. Peterboro at 10am. And then we have the late one at 11am between Spurs and Villa. Join me for the Sunday action, won't you?

236 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The teams in the tunnel at Anfield now:

Liverpool (4-3-3) Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Lucas, Moreno; Stewart, Can, Ejaria; Ojo, Woodburn, Origi.
Substitutes: Mignolet, Klavan, Clyne, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Firmino, Sturridge.

Plymouth McCormick; Miller, Songo’o, Bradley, Purrington; Threlkeld, Fox; Carey; Jervis, Garita, Slew.
Substitutes: Bulviss, Smith, Goodwillie, Osborne, Rooney, Borel, Tanner.

8:28 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It's an experimental Liverpool side for Klopp today, with an average age of 21. Lots of unfamiliar names in it.

8:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning, Bob. Ready for some more Third Round action on another cool morning.

8:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. It's a reserve team. Sorry to say that they will probably still defeat your Argyle Sweater,

8:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Paul Tierney gets us underway from Anfield

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

Liverpool get us underway - both sides playing in their traditional colors, thankfully.

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

Good morning, MUR - I'm still feeling my snow shoveling efforts from yesterday. I was out there for two hours yesterday afternoon, shoveling our drive and helping a couple of neighbors with theirs.

8:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's the under 23 side with a few odd regulars thrown in. The announcer said it's Pool's youngest team to start a first team match. How do they keep track of that

8:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Argyle clear after blocking a couple of shots off a Pool corner.

8:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sorry to hear that. Wishing you a speedy recovery and hopefully a warming trend in WNY

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

Lovely ball from Lucas to Ojo there; he just couldn't get on to it.

8:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

All Pool's subs are regulars , so they have reinforcements . I guess the other regulars have baker's dozen days off.

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

I'll be alright; a bit of Advil and a cuppa will do me right today.

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

Jervis looks to be the danger man for Argyle - bags of speed up front.

8:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ejaria is jarred and Pool have a free kick. Actually, a mini clip

8:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The free kick from Woodburn is headed out by Songoo, then finally out of play to the delight of the travelling supporters of which a good number have traveled.

8:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

No Dahlgren curse while getting some morning coffee.

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

Argyle have done well so far; they haven't been overawed and overrun as Reading did with you lot. No real chances for Pool as of yet.

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

Good to hear, mate. It may or may not just plague me, I don't know.

8:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Threlkeld tackle Ejaria for a Pool corner.

8:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Carey fouls Stewart off the corner near the D

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

Liverpool earn a free kick just outside the D. Moreno and Can in attendance. Can rifles it into the wall.

Oh - and then Ojo misses a great headed chance there when the ball comes back in. Poor on his part.

8:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The free kick from Can is off the wall then is up in the air and Ojo has a good chance , but miss kicks straight to McCCormick from a few yards out

8:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. I think Argyle have a chance because Pool is basically playing a U-23 side. We played nearly a full strength side. Still, credit to Argyle for a great start , considering they're two divisions below Jaap's Chaps.

8:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!!! Pool's best chance as McCormick makes a close range block from Andy Woodburn.

8:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A quiz question, mate. Sutton United's record crowd was against which team . When ? What was the result?

8:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Songoo heads out a cross from Can for a corner. Can heads on the corner from Moreno , but it's cleared.

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

I'm guessing United, as I seem to remember a Cup fixture between you two. Let's say 15K at home to United in the Cup 3rd Round in 1992. Am I close?

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

Origi has the ball in the net but he's flagged for mauling the Argyle defender.

8:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Origi has a goal disallowed. It looked a clear push. He nearly rugby tackled Gary Miller. Good decision by Paul Tierney.

8:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Close on the attendance , but think more your team and much earlier.

8:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

WOW !!! Pool have 82% possession. Eventually, Argyle will tire if they don't get more possession and Pool have a loaded bench.

8:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Woodburn runs the ball out of play after Origi took down a cross from Moreno. Argyle look like they're starting to tire.

8:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sonny Bradley blocks a long range rocket from Stewart

8:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Fourth Round draw is tomorrow at 1210. I will be teaching at that time.

9:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

An unusually sunny January day in Merseyside. Luke McCormick forgot his baseball cap.

9:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

McCormick does well to gather among a lot of feet in the six yard box as Alexander Arnold got in a good pass

9:01 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Half an hour in and you'd have to say that Argyle have done a nice job reducing Pool's chances to mostly long range efforts.

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

I don't remember ever playing Sutton United - did we?

9:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Cottagers won 1-2 in the Welsh capital with Kate getting a late winner.

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

Oh - Ojo worked his way into a great position but his shot was deflected out for a corner.

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

I saw that - Kate will be delighted.

9:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

You sure did. Their record crowd was 14,000 against none other than your beloved Leeds in the Fourth Round of the 1970 FA Cup. Leeds scored half a dozen without reply with Sniffer getting four of those and Peter Lorimer the other two.

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

I'll be at work tomorrow but I'm hoping to be able to get a look at the match.

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

Ah - before my time in England. We got to the UK in 1972 and my knowledge of Leeds history before that time is still pretty rusty. We went on to lose to Chelski in a replay that year.

9:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That was a really dumb foul by Threlkeld on Ojo. It would be a shame to concede a goal after all that great work

9:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Into the wall by Origi , but Pool maintain possession.

9:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I read about that. I think the winning goal was from a long throw and that was their first time winning the FA Cup.

9:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Argyle brought a good number of fans for the trek to Anfield.

9:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Pool win their eighth corner, which apparently is not enough

9:11 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Total dominance from Pool, with 86% possession. Argyle haven't gotten over the half-way line in ages. They're clearly playing for a replay down at their patch.

9:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Can And Sonny Bradley are lectured for pushing. The corner from Ojo is headed away by Bradley and hoofed by Mariah Carey.

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

Karius gets a touch to keep him awake. He could be down the pub enjoying a pint.

9:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Those are San Marino type numbers.It will be a challenge to sustain this.

9:13 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sonny Bradley appears to have dozed off in the tattoo artist's chair and woken up three days later with a full neck work.

9:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. It wouldn't make a difference. Karius shouldn't even get paid today.

9:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A great description of a modern footballer.

9:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The announcer says possession without penetration. I would never want to hear that from Elizabeth.

9:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Into stoppage time as Moreno put in a great cross,but McCormick punched away under pressure then ping pong in the Argyle box.

9:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A rare Argyle attack as they win a free kick by the Pool flag. The free kick from Carey is headed away and it's 0-0 at the half.

9:18 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Sorry boys... had a bit of a lazy morning today
Turned on the tv as the half time whistle goes

9:19 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Teams coming out for the second half

9:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning, UWS. You did not really miss much. A resolute Argyle performance so far

9:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway

9:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Chelsea vs Posh kicks off on FS2 in about 25 minutes.

9:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

What will Argyle do if Pool score? do they have a plan B?

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

Welcome, UWS - I'm back for the second half now. Liverpool have been bloody toothless so far. Klopp may be forced to go to his bench ahead of that League Cup fixture.

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

I might turn over to the Chelski match if this one doesn't improve.

9:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Argyle counter and Songo'o wins a free kick. Poor challenge by Stewart

9:37 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

They are off and start talking about possession

IT DOESN'T MEAN ANYTHING!!!!
Not necessarily this match but possession is very misleading. I don't know how they calculate it. Does possession go up when your keeper wastes time taking goal kicks?

I read a stat yesterday... United 45% Reading 55%.....SERIOUSLY!!!

9:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Some rare work for Karius as it's catching practice from the free kick.

9:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Very well stated, UWS. I think the answer to your question is yes.

9:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Argyle's first shot of the match is from Songo'o , which threatens the corner flag more than anything else.

9:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Pool win a corner and it's a complete waste as Paul Tierney whistles for a Pool foul.

9:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Another meaningless stat is number of corners. Pool are in double figures ,, but have done naught with them.

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

Decent move there with Woodburn doing well on the left but Ojo just isn't a good enough target man on the end of these chances.

9:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Pool's first decent cross of the match as Ojo heads wide off a cross from seventeen year old , Woodburn

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

You're absolutely right about possession stats, mate. Argyle have come to play for a draw and are happy conceding possession.

9:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Another foul by Stewart that is again really Stewpid

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

A rare free kick for Argyle produces their first shot on goal. Carey wakes up Karius with a long range effort.

9:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Argyle's first shot on target as a long range free kick from Carey is straight to Karius.

9:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Pool are only 2-1 ahead on shots on target despite all the corners and possession.

9:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Songo'o blocks a shot from Stewart

9:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A long range effort from Lucas forces a decent save from McCormick

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

Lucas with a long distance effort. Well collected by McCormick.

9:46 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I know this is the kiss of death but wouldn't it be great for Liverpool to have to go have a replay
Of course, MUR won't think that... the huge United fan picked Liverpool for the title... blaspheme

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

Sturridge is being prepared to come on.

9:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Can has a shot blocked for a corner off a run and pass from young Woodburn

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

LOL! Nice one, UWS.

9:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I did pick United to win the EFL Cup. does that count?

9:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sonny Bradley clears the corner from Moreno. Lucas heads over from a cross off the throw.

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

Can troops off - a nice positive move from Klopp.

9:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

An attacking move from Klopp as Sturridge is on for Can.

9:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I always pick United over my PPP picks.

9:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! Just wide by Sturridge as Pool countered off a rare Argyle attack.

9:53 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Songo'o , who has had an excellent match , is replaced by Tanner.

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

Craig Tanner comes on and immediately makes an impression on the match.

9:55 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The teams are coming out of the tunnel at SB in case anyone wants to switch to FS2.

9:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Tanner going for glory minutes after coming on as a sub.

9:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ian St. John, showing his age, looks really bored and really cold.

9:58 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm giving the PIP button a try with the two matches.

9:59 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Over to Stamford Bridge then.

9:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Stewart wins a free kick just outside the Argyle box. The free kick from Moreno is headed away

10:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from SB as JT makes a rare appearance this season.

10:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Well done, Bob. I'm doing the same, with the match at SB as the main match. it should be similar to the match at Anfield.

10:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

An Argyle player is going off on a stretcher.

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

A fairly strong Chelski side, given the opponents, with Begovic, Zouma, Chalobah and Loftus-Cheek rotated in and Kante, Hazard and Costa getting a rest on the bench.

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

Surely Chelski will have the quality to break down the L1 side.

10:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Posh keeper makes a near post save from Cahill from Chelsea's first corner.

10:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Meanwhile, Klopp had his final rolls of the dice bringing on Lallan for Ejaria and Firmino for Woodburn ads Pool have a few regulars in the side now.

10:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed, Bob. It's a decent Chelsea lineup. They may not have regulars, but it's a decent lineup.

10:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

As we praised Chelsea , the Posh nearly took a surprise lead as Angol had a close range effort blocked by Begovic off a cross from Madison.

10:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Posh seem to be going for it as they attack again and Madison shoot well wide.

10:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ruben Loftus-Cheeky has a shot blocked for a Chelsea corner. The corner is headed out for another.

10:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner leads to another.

10:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

McGee, in the posh goal , saves a powerful shot from JT

10:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sturridge nearly gave Pool the lead with a header that skimmed off the top of the net.

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

This is a much better match already than the one at Anfield. They're still locked at 0-0 in the 84th minute. Your lot and all the other teams in the top six must be delighted.

10:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cahill tackles Tom Nichols for a Posh corner. A free header from the corner, but headed well wide.

10:14 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I am back after doing stuff around the house

COME ON PLYMOUTH!!



BTW, picking United for EFL means NOWT

10:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Yes. A replay was not on the menu for Jurgen and his lads.

10:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I always cheer for United ahead of my PPP picks. I wold rather United win a title ahead of me winning the PPP at any time./

10:16 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Have the best of both worlds and pick them to win!


I have to

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

I do the same thing, MUR - I never pick Leeds to do anything, as I really would like to win the Shield back.

10:17 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Please have Plymouth hold on...they deserve a replay

10:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I hope you are right. I really do, but I'm thinking next season is moire realistic.

10:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! PEDRO GIVES CHELSEA THE LEAD.

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

GOAL! Chelski lead through Pedro in the 18th minute.

10:18 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Has anything major happened this half? I still think the ref will add a lot of minutes to give Liverpool time

10:19 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I called it... 6 minutes... what happened this half to make it 6 minutes

It is just cheating for the big clubs...again..I am starting to move to the side of an official clock

10:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It was a great team goal as Fab won a tackle at the back. Willian went on a solo run and passed to Loftus-Cheek, who passed to Chalobah. His long range effort was parried by McGee and Pedro scored with a great finish from the rebound.

10:20 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I used to be so dead against it but now it is just getting ridiculous

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

Nothing much at all, mate. Liverpool have been really poor compared with United who obviously came right out and wanted to win that match from the off.

10:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Something just happened at SB , but not at Anfield.

10:20 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Do you know if something happened in this half for the six minutes?

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

Posh are trying to push things a bit looking for an equalizer.

10:21 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I don't think it did - I don't know where those six minutes came from.

10:22 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Where on earth did the 6 minutes come from... no one is making a big deal about it either

Back in 93, United scored after 6 added minutes against Wednesday to win... everyone complained about the 6 minutes but that half the referee had to go off injured and replaced by the linesman..that's why there were six minutes


Here..nothing

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

Liverpool have a free kick chance now.

10:23 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Just don't get it

10:23 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Come on Argyle!!

One more added minute

10:24 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Lucas blasts over and wide from distance and that should be that. Plymouth have earned their replay today.

10:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

There was a lengthy stoppage when an Argyle player was stretchered off. I'm guessing that's where the time came from./

10:24 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The Kop is starting to empty - this is poor form from Liverpool.

10:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. You should be proud of your Argyle.

10:25 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The ref is allowing another corner to be taken....and that's it!

Well done, Argyle!

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

Ok, at least there was a stretchering off... I feel a little better about it

One last chance... corner in front of the Top..cleared... OVER

NIL NIL

Well done Plymouth

10:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It finishes 0-0 as Argyle earn a replay vs Pool in Plymouth. I'm sure you're proud of your beloved Argyle.

10:26 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Plymouth chairman, I think, is in tears

Of course, Fox is in the studio

10:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

United once played a match in Plymouth. Nearly forty years later Pool will.

10:27 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Plymouth brought 9000 fans... well done

10:27 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Very apt... for this season... United played St Et... just like they will this season

10:27 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I agree that a draw is a bit better than a win... you get to play Liverpool at home

10:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Batshuyai is superbly tackled for a corner. He shouts for a penalty, but he's grasping at straws.

10:29 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

ooh, the highlight shows how Pboro should have taken the lead before Chelsea did

10:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Klopp will have to make a decision. The replay is three days after the match at Anfield. Will he play the youngsters or a strong side amidst fixture congestion, but knowing that they need to win.

10:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Correct. They actually had two good chances. A shot from tow yards out straight to Begovic and a free header wide from a corner from four yards out.

10:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! Pedro got behind the Posh defense and shot off the top of the bar from a yard out. It should have been his and Chelsea's second.

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

That's a fabulous effort from the Argyle. Liverpool should be embarrassed that they didn't respect the Cup more.

10:33 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

What a miss from Pedro....trying to be too showboating!!

Hope they lose now!!


Off to make some crumpets! Bought some last night from Trader Joe's..don't really like the place...to pretentious for me...but they have crumpets!

10:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A poor foul by Tom Nicholls on Zouma. Just a lecture by Kevin Friend, who seems to be his friend.

10:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I agree. They should not have played a youth side . We respect the cup.

10:35 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Is it more profitable for a lower league side to play at home or away at the big club? I don't know. I do remember one time recently when a non-league club elected to play Arsenal at Highbury! Shocking!

10:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Still 0-0 at the Riverside where a Not so Big Club are the visitors. That match kicked off the same time this one did.

10:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's more profitable to play away due to the gate receipts.

10:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That happened in the early 50s when we played Walthmastow Avenue at Higbury and were held to a draw. I think Farnboro did that about fifteen years ago as well , but I think they were thrashed.

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

Oh - McGee did well to save from Willian. Relentless pressure from Chelski now.

10:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great kick save by McGee from Willian off a pass from Pedro.

10:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Madison clears for a Chelsea corner. Ivanovic heads well over from the corner from Fab that was a not so lucky seventh corner.

10:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great solo, tricky run by Edwards and his pass results in a goal line clearance from Zouma.

10:42 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Great strike from Batshuiyi after a super move from the Blues.

10:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! BATSHUYAI PUTS CHELSEA TWO UP WITH A GREAT FINISH

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

Ivanovic crossed and Loftus Cheek cushioned a pass for Batshuiyi. Lovely goal.

10:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Willian set Ivanaovic free down the right . His cross was laid off by Loftus- Cheek and superbly tucked away by Batshuyai.

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

What a waste from Angol - his manager won't be pleased with that effort.

10:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Angol may have tested Begovic early doors, but this time jhas an effort go halfway to Twickenham as there are two minutes of stoppage time.

10:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

He didn't get the Angol right. Poor geometry.

10:46 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nearly half time and I'd love to have some of UWS' crumpets, pretentious or not. Would go lovely with my tea.

10:47 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It's cheerio from me today, as I've got a busy schedule ahead of going back to school tomorrow. Lots of things on the agenda. I hope to be able to catch some of the Leeds match tomorrow.

10:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Chelsea are two up at the half.

10:47 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Half time at the Bridge....two nil to the Blues.....just like vs Bradford a couple of seasons ago...I'm just saying!

10:48 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I'll be watching the match at the Lane.. Spurs are on fire!
10 goals in three games!

10:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I will be watching both. Chelsea are firmly in control of the match at the half.

10:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's 0-0 at the half between the Teesiders and Wednesday on a Sunday afternoon.

10:50 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Im off for walkies in the chilly weather... but not much snow

10:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The teams are in the tunnel at SFL.

10:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Have fun. Elizabeth just took Sparky walkies in what is chilly weather by our standards.

10:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mike Dean gets us underway from SFL. I wonder how many controversial decisions will be made today

11:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway from Sb.

11:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Chelsea nearly went three up as Fab won a tackle , passed to Batshuyai and put through Loftus-Cheek, who shot inches wide with just the keeper to beat

11:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! WILLIAN PUTS CHELSEA THREE UP WITH A SUPERB FINISH FROM ABOUT 25 YARDS OUT/.

11:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It started from the back . Fab found Pedro down the left with a long diagonal pass and laid off for that great finish from Willian

11:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

End to end as McGee saves superbly from Chhalobah then Madison leads a Posh counter , but his cross was cut out/

11:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ola Aina is on for Cahill . Martin Samuelsen, a young Norwegian on loan from the Hammers, is on for Gwyn Edwards

11:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ivanvic fouls Angol in the D. A rare chance for Posh.

11:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Into the wall by Bostwick as Posh have a spell of pressure and now win a corner to the delight of the traveling fans. Chelsea counter off the corner.

11:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Posh counter and Angol is through and brought down by JT.
JT IS GIVEN A RED CARD FOR DENYING A GOAL SCORING OPPORTUNITY. That looked the right decision as Angol surely would have gone through and scored.

11:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The free kick from Taylor is straight to Begovic

11:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Horrible for JT to be sent off for his first match in a while and perhaps one of the last of his long Chelsea career.

11:26 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I am back from my walk... didn't miss much
Modern day football by Spurs..possessing and going no where

11:26 AM  

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