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!

Saturday, February 04, 2017

An Early Morning Saturday Cracker!

Hiya, chaps - we start with a bang early doors this morning. Chelsea v. Arsenal - it doesn't get any bigger. Let's be honest - Arsenal need to win today to have any change of changing the inevitable Chelski run to the title this season, especially after that embarrassing midweek loss to Watford. That's followed by the usual 10 am EST fixtures. I'll be keeping a close eye on Leeds' Championship promotion rivals, of course. Then we end up at the end of the day with Soton v. Spurs. Join me for all the usual Premier League hijinks.

243 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

This is a must-win match for Arsenal. And Spurs. And Liverpool. And the Manchester clubs. And neutrals. If there’s to be any hope of a title race this season, Arsenal must surely beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge today. Chelsea don’t play another of the Big Six until they host Manchester City on 5 April; if they avoid defeat today they will probably be on the cusp of their sixth league championship when that match comes around.

7:20 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The teams gathering in the tunnel at Stamford Bridge now:

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

Arsenal (4-2-3-1) Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Coquelin; Walcott, Ozil, Iwobi; Sanchez.
Substitutes: Ospina, Gibbs, Gabriel, Maitland-Niles, Welbeck, Giroud, Reine-Adelaide.

Referee Martin Atkinson.

7:21 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Arsene Wenger is banned from the touchline again today. His seat is - and you’ll like this - in with a load of Chelsea fans. What’s the worst that could happen? LOL!

7:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning, Bob and Happy Anniversary. It's great to join you for the biggie.

7:26 AM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Hi Boys
Remember I am not around today. I am leaving for the Matchcounts competition is a couple of minutes.
Enjoy all the games
Ttfn

7:31 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, MUR - great to have you on board for our anniversary natter. The preliminaries are over and we're away at SB.

7:31 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Thanks for checking in, mate. We'll miss you today but enjoy your trip.

7:31 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - an early scare for the Blues there. Confusion at the back and Iwobi had a deceptive drive deflected just wide.

7:32 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Costa heads clear from the corner. And Chelski are away now. Nice bright opening to the match.

7:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! Iwobi has a shot deflected inches wide for a corner after Ozil picked the Sideshow's pocket. Costa headed out the corner from Ozil.

7:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hazard wins a Chelsea corner. The corner from Pedro is headed pout then Theo clears away.

7:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sorry you won't be around for the biggie, UWS. Hope to chat with you tomorrow on a Manc Sunday.

7:35 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Arsenal are settling on the ball after a breathless start. I expect lots of Arsenal possession today. But will it mean goals?

7:35 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It is a very Manc Sunday, isn't it. I suppose we should have black pudding and mushy peas for brekkies, eh?

7:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, Bob. This must be the lucky seventh Anniversary weekend of my first chat on the LOB where my first match was the Merseyside Derby.

7:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Thanks for the offer, mate, but I think I will pass on that brekkies given that I will be back late from taking Melanie to Cotillion and will probably be a tad sleepy during the early match

7:38 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Ozil found a nice position but couldn't find any of is teammates with the cross.

7:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Coq Au Vin trips Moses , preventing him from parting the Red Sea,

7:40 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Coq au Vin bundles over both Costa and Moses and is lucky not to pick up an early card.

7:40 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

LOL! Boom boom, mate. Nice Biblical pun, mate.

7:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cahill heads the free kick into the ground and over with a free header.

7:41 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

This has been a terrific start to the match, with both teams full of pep and purpose.

7:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, mate. I'll drink to that

7:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! MARCOS ALONSO GIVES CHELSEA THE LEAD.

7:43 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Cech saves brilliantly from Costa but he can't keep out the rebound by Alonso.

7:43 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Great cross over met beautifully by the Brazilian born Spaniard. His header hits Cech and crossbar together. Comes back out and Alonso buries it.

1-0 Chelski!

7:44 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And now Bellerin is down getting treatment after picking up a knock challenging Alonso.

7:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Poor defending from the Gunners as Bellerin is still down after losing out to Marcos Alonso on the challenge for the rebound.

7:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That zonal defending does not result in the Gunners defenders being in the zone.

7:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It started with Chelsea picking up a pass in midfield. Hazard passed to Moses , who played Pedro Pan down the right and his cross was headed by Costa and brilliantly saved by former Chelsea keeper, Pete Cech and Bellerin was a tad late reacting to the rebound as fellow Spaniard, Alonso headed in the rebound in a clash of heads.

7:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now three consecutive Gunners corners as the latest one is headed away and Coq Au Vin shoots well over from about 25 yards out.

7:48 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - nearly a second now as Costa pulls the trigger.

7:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Costa cut in , but his shot came off the side netting as Cech seemed to have the near post covered.,

7:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The battle in midfield between Coq Au Vin and Kante seems to be won by Kante in the battle between the two French tough guy middies.

7:51 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Mustafi becomes the first player into the referee's book now. Martin Atkinson has run out of patience. And Hazard is down.

7:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mustafi fouls Hazard on the break as he beat the German-Albanian for pace. Agreed with Lee that there was no need to foul because the Belgian was headed nowhere towards goal.

7:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The free kick is about a yard behind the left corner of the box. The free kick from Peter Pan is headed out by the Ox.

7:55 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hazard is starting to trouble Arsenal, particularly on the break. His ability to wriggle away from players is wonderful. Arsenal are still well in the game but Chelsea look more penetrative.

7:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Moses fouls Nacho . The free kick is caught by Courtois.

8:00 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Costa looked through there and could have dished it off to Alonso but Coq au Vin did well.

8:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Gunners have not been an attacking threat at all. Chelsea look the more likely team to score another goal.

8:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A Spanish clash as Azpi fouls Nacho.

8:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cech spills a shot from Pedro for a corner off a pass from Alonso. The corner from Pedro is headed out by Kos.

8:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Pedro wins a corner off of the Ox.

8:03 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I agree, mate - the Blues just look more dangerous.

8:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kos heads away the corner then the Gunners are forced to head away a series of crosses from Chelsea.

8:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Nacho wins a corner off of Moses.

8:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Theo wins another corner off a pass from Alexis.

8:07 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - big chance for Gabriel but Courtois saved well. That needed to go in to change the pattern here.

8:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!!! Courtois superbly tips over a header from Gabriel off a cross from Coq Au Vin from a short corner taken by Ozil.

8:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

If Courtois has a lot of clean sheets then there must not be much action in the bedroom!

8:10 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

LOL! Nice one, mate!

8:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Arsene is off to the dressing room. He will have plenty to say at the half.

8:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, mate!

8:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Four minutes of stoppage time.

8:15 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - another chance now - for Beaker. Hits it low but Courtois got down well.

8:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Ozil has a shot easily saved by Courtois off a pass from Coq Au Vin in the longest spell of possession for the Gunners this match

8:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Ox fouls Hazard in midfield.

8:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mustafi tackles Costa for a Chelsea corner.Pedro takes it short and then slips receiving the return pass as the Blues lead 1-0 at the half.

8:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now it's halftime.

8:20 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Half-time - off to make my brekkies.

8:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway

8:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bellerin is back on the bench after that horrible injury.

8:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Superb last ditch tackle by Kos on Hazard.

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

I had a feeling that Bellerin wouldn't be able to continue.

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

A number of Arsenal players have to step up in this second half - we haven't seen nearly enough from Alexis Sanchez, for example.

8:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Welcome back, mate. Bellerin was replaced by Peter Gabriel immediately after the goal.

8:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cech rushes out to block from Costa, who is offside.

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

GOAL! Outstanding goal from Eden Hazard!

8:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! HAZARD PUTS CHELSEA TWO UP.

8:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Possibly the goal of the season as Costa headed on the clearance from the Sideshow , then Hazard went on a mazy dribble past five Gunners then shot past the on rushing Cech

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

Arsenal need to get a goal back quickly to give them a chance to get back into this one.

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

I don't know how Arsene thinks the goal are going to come when they don't have any recognized strikers on the pitch.

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

It was supposed to be a six-horse race this season, almost impossible to call. Chelsea have turned it into a canter.

8:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That's a good point . I think a set piece is their best chance.

8:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think only the Spuds have a chance and a slim one at that.

8:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Marcos Alonso down after his second clash of heads today.

8:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Alonso back up and ready to continue.

8:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Just what the doc ordered. Ollie ready to come on as the Gunners will finally have a recognized striker on the pitch even though we were expecting Alexis to be more of an attacking threat

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

Ollie Giroud to the rescue now - can he turn this one around?

8:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Oliie on for Coq Au Vin , which is a much needed attacking threat

8:54 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It will be an interesting walkies with Sparky after the match as a steady , light rain is starting to become a downpour.

8:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Theo fouls Matic , who won that battle.

8:56 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The midfield is Iwobi, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Ozil. “How can Arsenal compete to win a league with that midfield?” says Gary Neville on British telly.

8:56 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sneaky chipped free kick there by Sideshow. Out for a corner.

8:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Ox heads out the free kick from the Sideshow for a Chelsea corner.

8:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed with the Neviller, which is why I did not pick them to win the title.

8:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wellie on for Theo as the Gunners now have two recognized strikers. Why didn't any of them start?

8:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I responded to your post on FB about the SCOTUS nominee and used that as an opportunity to criticize Hobby Lobby.

9:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Azpi fouls Alexis in a decent position for the Gunners

9:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A complete waste as offside is called off the free kick.

9:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Arlo says that Coq Au Vin is called Super Frank. He hasn't exactly lived up to his name today.

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

Thanks, mate - the word has to be spread about Neil Gorsuch. I'll be heading for a big rally against Trump's immigration plans and Muslim travel ban in Buffalo tomorrow.

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

Arsenal need one in off the bum right about now.

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

Oh - another excellent save by Courtois.

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

And then Mustafi misses a sitter - free header!

9:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Courtois superbly turned around that header from Mustafi then the same player headed just wide off the next corner.

9:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Glad to comment. I thought a federal judge made the ban illegal, meaning that it has been uplifted . Is that correct?

9:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Willian on for Hazard, who posed that to the Gunners numerous times.

9:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I thought Willian had come on earlier, but now is on for Pedro and will surely fill the same position on the pitch. Fab on for Hazard , who definitely posed one has been Fab today. Fab on against his old mates, who are looking up at the Blues in the title race.

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

A double change for Chelsea: Willian and Cesc Fabregas replace the excellent Pedro and the entirely magnificent Eden Hazard.

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

That is correct but the picture could easily change.

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

GOAL! To rub salt in the wound, former-Gunner Fab chips in a third. Ouch!

9:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! FAB SCORES WITH AN AUDACIOUS LOB AGAINST HIS OLD MATES MINUTES AFTER COMING ON THE PITCH

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

Horrible mistake by Cech, gifting it to Fab who stuck it right back in.

9:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cech playing against his former Chelsea mates, made a really poor clearance and Fab, playing against his former Gunners took advantage and chipped Cech , who was out of position. Chelsea three up.

9:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Zooma is on for Moses , who drove past the Gunners like a well drilled racing car

9:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! OLLIE SCORES A CONSOLATION GOAL FOR THE GUNNERS

9:20 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Ollie sticks in a consolation goal from a Nacho cross. Shame that it doesn't mean that much.

3-1.

9:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Into three minutes of stoppage time.

9:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The goal was scored eight seconds into stoppage time as Iwobi won a loose ball and played it out wide to Nacho , whose tasty cross was headed in by Wellie.

9:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's over as Chelsea comprehensively defeat the Gunners 3-1 , effectively eliminating them from the title race.

9:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

After watching the London Derby from sunny , cold London, I'm off to walk Sparky in warm, rainy Harlingen.

9:24 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That's it - the Chelski fans get all bouncy bouncy celebrating with a slice of classic Madness.

9:25 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Off to the shower, now, mate.

9:25 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I've back from the shower - teams out on the pitches around the country.

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

Watching Hull v. Liverpool on NBC Sports Network.

10:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Chunk gives the Toffees a really early lead vs the Cherries.

10:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A really great finish by the Chunk, but poor defending by the Cherries after the Toffees won a loose ball and the Chunk curled a left footed in the upper 90 off two one twos.

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

The day’s first goal in the Premier League, and Everton have it. Thirty-one seconds gone, and that’s a lovely finish from Romelu Lukaku. Could be a long afternoon for Bournemouth.

10:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BUGGER! THE Evil Blades take an early lead vs the Real Dons.

10:06 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The Chunk is now level on 13 with Harry Kane.

10:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

welcome back, mate. I have the PLE goal rush and Palace vs the Black Cats on CNBC

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

Shame - I've been reading all about Sheffield Utd in the 1970s in the birthday book about Tony Currie that my bruvver gave me.

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

Is Fred watching, too?

10:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hennesssey is forced to make a close range save from Dafoe on a Black Cats break

10:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jim Morrison opens the door for the Baggies scoring off a through ball from Matty Phillips vs Stoke City.

10:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm afraid not. Fred is hiding somewhere after watching part of the early match and pestering me part of the early match

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

It sounds like Morrison broke on through to the other side of the Stoke defense for that goal.

Boom boom!

10:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Burnley with that horrible away form don't help their cause as Jeff Hendrick is sent off for an x rated tackle on Holebas at Vicarage Road.

10:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Troy Deeney puts the Hornets in the lead vs Burnley , scoring against them for the fourth consecutive match between the teams at Vicarage Road.

10:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Manolo Gabbiadini scores a debut goal for the Saints vs the Hammers off a through ball that beat the offside trap and blasted a near post int the upper 90. Andy Carroll tied it up for the Hammers a minute later.

10:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BOOM BOOM, MATE. He sure did.

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

Not it's Soton with an early goal against West Ham. Manolo Gabbiadini.

10:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fred and I missed Fat Sam's former Black Cats players score against him at Selhurst Park. Kone headed on a free kick from Serb Larsson . Another player fouled Wayne Hennessey and Kone blasted home from close range. A controversial goal that will surely irk Fat Sam

10:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Andy Carroll tied it up for the Hammers a minute later.

10:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Tangerines take the lead vs Colchester

10:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

How is the new book? Surely , comedic behavior from the Gooner!

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

Twenty minutes gone, and no goals yet in the Championship. Suits me just fine.

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

I'm loving it. Loads of fun details about the game in the 70s.

10:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Struggling Ross County take the lead at Ibrox

10:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

McCarthyism at Goodison Park as James McCarthy puts the Toffees two up vs the Cherries. Great footwork by the Chunk , who goes past two Cherries and passes to McCarthy. His shot is blocked then bounces off his leg for an easy goal

10:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Posh take the lead at Port Vale while Colchester tie it up at the Tangerines.

10:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Those were the good old days in some ways.

10:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A Federal Judge puts Morecambe and Wise in the lead at Donny Trump.

10:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Tom Heaton superbly tips over a long range effort to prevent the Hornets from going two up.

10:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The rout is on as the Chunk scores his second to put the Toffees three up vs the Cherries. He was gifted the goal from a horrible back pass.

10:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The first goal in the Championship today as the Toon take the lead vs the Rams on Wally's return to SJP. That will suit Bob.

10:31 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That's 14 goals now for the Chunk - he's level with Zlatan.

10:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Lee Grant , in the Stoke goal, does well to turn around a shot from Runned on , who did that from a through ball as the Baggies attempted to go two up.

10:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

He's catching up to Alexis and Costa.

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

That does suit me. I'm not convinced that we can reach the top two. Confirming our playoff spot is job number one.

10:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Matip heads wide from a Pool corner with a free header.

10:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BUGGER!!! The Evil Lions take the lead at struggling Coventry.

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

I'm watching the wrong match, for sure.

10:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Pool have a free kick and it's into the wall by Coutinho. Trump would have been proud of that,

10:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Milner is booked for hand ball just outside the Pool box.

10:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed I wonder if we should switch over to the match at Goodison

10:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The sun just came out , meaning that it will be muggy after the rain earlier this morning.

10:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! NDONG PUTS THE BLACK CATS TWO UP AT SELHURST PARK

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

GOAL! Hull score the opener! A terrible mix-up for Liverpool at the corner!

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

What on earth was Minnie doing there patting the ball down? Good grief!

10:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A S Steve Parrish and Mark Bright were looking on gloomily, Joe Ledley had the ball nicked off him as the Beardy was put off the the electrical shocked fake blonde hair of the Frenchman. . He scored with a long range effort to match his haircut as it was a rocket off the inside of the post.

10:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! DAFOE PUTS THE BLACK CATS THREE UP AT SELHURST PARK. A GOAL ON THE BREAK AS THERE ARE TWO MINUTES OF STOPPAGE TIME.

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

Wow - the bottom two clubs score in the same minute!

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

This result will drag Swansea back down into the relegation mire!

10:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A long clearance from the Black Cats deep in their box made it to Larsson. He found Jan all alone in the box and he passed to Dafoe to score from a narrow angle.

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

Bloody hell - Defoe scores again as the NBC cameras go to the match. Fat Sam not happy.

10:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! DAFOE WITH HIS SECOND AS HE PUTS THE BLACK CATS FOUR UP.

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

"You're not fit to wear the shirt," the Palace fans sing as the half-time whistle goes at Selhurst.

10:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Halftime as the boos are well heard at Selhurst Park.

10:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Meanwhile , some goals in the Championship with the East Anglian clubs scoring. Bob will be pleased that the Tractor Boys have scored against the Reading Railroad while the Canaries have scored at Evil Cardiff and Wolves have scored at slumping Richard Burton.

10:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BUGGER! The Evil Blades are now two up vs the Real Dons.

10:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Goals flying in late in the first half. Three in just under five minutes for the Black Cats. Johnno will be pleased that the Hammers came from behind to lead 1-2 as Pedro Obbiang scored with a long range effort as stoppage time was about to begin. Njiang headed in a cross from Holebas just before halftime to put the Hornets two up vs Burnley.

10:57 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway from the KC

11:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Argyle took a late lead at Cambridge.

11:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Tigers have a free kick, but it comes to nothing

11:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway as Andros Townsend is on for Damien Delaney, who was approached by a supporter ,who ran on the pitch as the teams were walking to the dressing room at the beginning of halftime.

11:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Pool twice came close to scoring . Matip ha d a shot blocked for a corner then Tigers keeper, Jakupovic fumbled the corner, but gathered the rebound.

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

Back after the break - Liverpool trying to exert some pressure now.

11:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

MacArthur is well wide from long range off a Palace free kick.

11:08 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A moment's applause from Palace fans for a fan who passed away from cancer at the age of 49. You would think that Palace players would want to do more to honor his memory.

11:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jack Rodwell down injured . He hasn't won any of his last 39 Premier League starts. The worst run in Premier League history. Surely, that run is about to end.

11:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Rodwell is off injured and on in his place his Darren Gibson for his Black Cats debut.

11:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bob's Argyle still lead at Cambridge.

11:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bolton take the lead at the Fake Dons while the Gils score to make it Desmond at Bradford City

11:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Lescott looks set to come on for a Black Cats as he's on for the injured O'Shea. Lescott last played for AEK Athens on October 2nd as they were thrashed at Olympiakos.

11:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The goal rush didn't show it, but the Hammers now lead 1-3 at St. Mary's as Steven Davis scored an OG.

11:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jaap's Chaps tie it up at PR. Not good news.

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

Big shout for a pen - nothing doing for Pool this afternoon. I can't put my finger on what's happened to Klopp's side. They were flying in the fall - now they can't score for toffee.

11:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Josh King pulls one back for the Cherries as he scored with a great finish off a great pass. They trail 3-1.

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

Not good news at all, mate.

11:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Another Palace debut as Loic Remy is on for MacArthur, who gets a mixed reception, coming off the pitch

11:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BOOM BOOM! Nice analogy.

11:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Palace nearly score as Mannone saves a header from a corner, but Beneteke blasts the rebound well over.

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

Loic Remy is back in the Prem? Crikey!

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

Sturrdige to the rescue now for Pool.

11:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Struggling Richard Burton tie it up vs Wolves.

11:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

UWS will not be pleased that Wycombe Wanderers have taken the lead vs Pompey in a L2 promotion playoff battle.

11:25 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Klopp is having a moan to the 4th Official now about Hull's time wasting tactics.

11:27 AM  

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