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, February 19, 2017

More FA Cup 5th Round Madness!

The FA Cup gods could have scheduled these two matches yesterday afternoon, so that we could have taken the missus out for Sunday brunch. But no - they're intent on stealing away our Sundays. Today, it's Fulham v. Spurs followed by Blackburn v. United. So, scramble up those eggs and join me for the action today, won't you?

302 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, boys - so day two of the FA Cup fifth round is upon us, and although a difficult act to follow, there’s scope for Fulham to upset Spurs at Craven Cottage. There are comparisons to draw with Millwall yesterday, who gobbled up and spat out a third Premier League team in this competition, en route to the last eight.

8:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good morning, Bob. The coffee just finished brewing, so I'm on schedule.

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

The teams now gathering in the tunnel at the Cottage:

Fulham: Bettinelli, Malone, Odoi, Ream, Kalas, Johansen, McDonald, Cairney, Ayite, Kebano, Aluko

Subs: Button, Madl, Sessegnon, Parker, Piazon, Cyriac, Martin

Tottenham Hotspur: Vorm, Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Wanyama, Winks, Eriksen, Son, Alli, Kane

Subs: Lopez, Carter-Vickers, Wimmer, Dembele, Onomah, Sissoko, Janssen

8:55 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Morning, MUR - great to have you around for The Cottage action this morning. Unfortunately, Kate is still in bed. Sleeping on the job, eh?

8:55 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Potch obviously respects Fulham as opponents today - he's picked a starting XI for Spurs.

8:56 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Will you and Kate be gracious hosts to the Spuds?

8:58 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Really tragic away kit for Spurs today - metallic gold and blue pinstripe. Bleh!

8:59 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

II guess she only plays in league matches. I didn't see in the lineup.

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

I hope so - I'd love to see the Spuds turn them over today. Fulham worry me a bit as they've still got a couple of matches in hand on us.

9:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed.Almost as bad as Citeh's.

9:00 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sunshine will be pleased to hear that.

9:01 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

There has been talk of U.S. international, Tim Ream. I guess we should keep an eye on him.

9:02 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The Cottage crowd are up for it, as The Spuds get ready to get us started. Clive Allen doing the color commentary alongside some commentator named Kevin who I've never heard of before.

9:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from the Cottage, which has it's own unique style.

9:02 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Wasn't Ream playing for Sunderland last season?

9:02 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's Kevin Keetings, not Keegan. I think I have heard of him.

9:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

No. He had played for Bolton the last few seasons, but did well to escape playing in L1

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

I must be thinking of someone else. Ream appears to be a Chicago Fire product who played at Bolton up through 2015.

9:04 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

What was this mention on FB about Leeds fans being a scruffy lot. Surely that was in jest!

9:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kane heads on a long ball and Batinelli does well to turn around a shot from eriksen

9:06 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! And from the corner the Spuds kept possession and Delle Alli was just wide from about 25 yards out.

9:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wanyama late with a challenge on Cottagers skipper, Tim Cairney. Typical!

9:09 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That could so easily have been the first goal. The Spuds aren't quite in full flow yet, but close.

9:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OOdoi heads out for a Spuds corner.

9:10 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner pings about in the box then is hoofed away

9:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Number One Son was offside to the point where it appeared that he was trying to run away from home.

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

Cairney has a pop at goal but it's well wide of the mark.

9:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Cottagers win their first corner of the match . It's headed away then Cairney shoots wide from about 25 yards out.

9:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cottagers keeper, Batinelli, is the son of the Academy goalkeeping coach. That would make sense.

9:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cairney is down off a challenge from Wanyama.

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

Antonio Conte has decided he hasn't had enough footie this weekend - he's in the stands for this one.

9:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Conte and former Chelsea and Spuds keeper , Carlo Cudiccini are on scouting duty in the stands as they made the short journey.

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

The Cottage crowd cheering every intervention from their side - they're really up for this one.

9:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Will Conte and Cudducini make the short journey to Chris Sutton for the Monday nighter .

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

GOAL! Harry Kane strikes! It was coming.

9:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! HARRY KANE GIVES THE SPUDS THE LEAD.

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

Ream switched off there badly and Ericsson took full advantage crossing to Kane who side volleyed home.

0-1 Spuds.

9:18 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Alli was nearly in for a second there. Poor touch from him.

9:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Delle Alli nearly connected on a through ball to put the Spuds two up.

9:18 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Fulham nearly gifted Spurs another chance - they look a bit rattled.

9:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

What's with the hospitality? Tim Ream conceded an unnecessary throw then fell asleep at the throw taken by Tripper to Eriksen , who sqauared it to Harry Kane for an easy tap in.

9:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

You and Kate are being really generous hosts!

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

Oh - now Worm tries to allow Fulham back into this match playing a pass straight to Cairney. But then he makes up for it.

9:21 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Always, mate. Always.

9:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The reason for the two Sunday FA Cup matches is because the Spuds and United are on your beloved Thursday/ Sunday schedule.

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

Kate think that Spurs look like "little gold oompa loompas."

9:24 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Joahnssen trips Trippier just outside the Cottagers box.

9:25 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

She is spot on.

9:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Into the wall by Eriksen then wide on the rebound.

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

Oh - Eriksen is wasteful as Kane plays him in. Spurs could easily be 3-0 up by now.

9:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!!! How did Eriksen not put the Spuds two up? Cairney gifted possession to Kane , who put through Eriksen , who came closer to the Thames then the back of the net with that shot./

9:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Did you see my explanation for the Sunday FA Cup matches?

9:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jokanovic, the Serb, who got the Hornets promoted and was sacked shortly afterwards, is in charge of the Cottagers.

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

Spurs have the ball in the net again but Kane was in an offside position.

9:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Harry Kane is offside as his shot came off the post off a pass from Delle Alli.

9:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That view of London looks like something out of Mary Poppins.

9:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Harry Kane wins a corner off a pass from eriksen.

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

Kane wins another corner now. Comes to nothing.

9:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Alan Pardew must be scouting for someone based on the legal pad he's holding.

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

One more Spurs goal before half-time will just about settle this contest.

9:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Malone trips Eriksen in a spot where the Dane likes to curl in free kicks.

9:40 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Poor by Eriksen as he basically passed to the first man

9:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Malone clears for a Spuds corner.

9:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Batinelli got away with a horrible pass as he was rescued by Johanssen with a great tackle on Delle Alli.

9:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Actually on Harry Kane.

9:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Two minutes of stoppage time.

9:46 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Joahnssen volleys wide off a mistake from vertonghen and a pass from Sone Aluko.

9:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Aluko curls a shot straight to Worm after a player failed to connect with a pass and despite sheer and utter dominance , the Spuds are only one up at the half.

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

The half-time whistle goes. Spurs will troop in wondering how they're not 4-0 up.

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

Blueberry pancakes have arrived at my side, courtesy of Kate. Good thing she's been rested.

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

Fulham jogging back out at the Cottage now. They're still in this one somehow but they'll need to make some real changes.

10:03 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The teams coming out to the Sex Pistol's " London's Calling."

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

And we're away in the second half.

10:05 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sorry, mate. But That's a song by The Clash. I'm the music anorak around these parts.

10:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The second half is underway, blueberry pancakes et al.

10:05 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

You sure are. Thanks for the clarification.

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

Spurs start the second half as they did the first. Son and Trippier combine to pen Fulham in early on.

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

Pancakes have been dispatched. I'm at full attention.

10:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kevin Keetings just mentioned that the Cottagers are resting four players. I would believe that Kate is one of the four.

10:07 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

According to the statto, the Spuds failed to take advantage of your generous hospitality as their poor finishing shows with only three out of eleven shots on target

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

Kate has a question for you about Cotillion for Melanie.

When she did Cotillion is was ballroom dancing lessons after school in preparation for a Debutante Ball. Is that the same for Melanie?

10:09 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Cottagers now realize that the Spuds are a completely different proposition from the toothless Foxes.

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

GOAL! Harry Kane settles it for Spurs with a second goal.

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

It's that Eriksen - Kane connection again. Great ball in and super movement from the center forward. Little flick finish.

0-2 Spuds!

10:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!! HARRY KANE SCORES HIS AND THE SPUDS SECOND. ERIKSEN WAS PLAYED DOWN THE RIGHT AND HIS CURLING CROSS WAS DISPATCHED BY KANE LIKE BOB'S BLUEBERRY PANCAKES AS TIM REAM FAILED TO PROPERLY MARK HARRY KANE.

10:11 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The answer to Kate's question is that Melanie did not attend any ballroom dance lessons. It sounds like something different.

10:12 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Tim Ream, like Bob, provided the generous hospitality while Harry Kane dispatched that finish like Bob with the blueberry pancakes.

10:13 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Oh Boy!!! Odoi concedes a free kick inches outside the box.

10:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Into the wall by eriksen and cleared by McDonald.

10:14 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A young Sessignon coming on?

10:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That's Ryan Sessignon ,not the obnoxious Ryan Seacrest.

10:17 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

So was Cotillion for Melanie preparing for a Debutante Ball? What were the activities?

10:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

If Harry Kane dispatched as Bob did with the blueberry pancakes then Kate laid it on a plate like Eriksen did with both goals.

10:18 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

She said it wasn't like the debutant ball.The main activities are for the juniors, which was last year for Melanie. It was the father daughter photo ops, first dance, then the remainder of the evening with the escort along with the photo ops with the escort. This year it was just the activities with the escort.

10:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sixteen year old Ryan Sess has given life to this Cottagers side.

10:21 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I just saw the photo for the thread. Blackburn fans seem to be unhappy with the ownership.

10:22 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Baby Sess wins a corner.

10:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Harry Kane heads away the corner.

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

Thanks for explaining that, mate. Fascinating stuff.

10:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cyriac on for Sone Aluko.

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

Fulham need a goal back quickly or it's all over.

10:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Glad to help. Next is college and what seems to be Texas State University. You heard it first., not even the FB crowd have.

10:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The free kick from Johanssen is headed on ,but the Cottagers cannot find a way past the big yellow submarine.

10:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think this one is pretty much done and dusted,.

10:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A last ditch tackle by old MAcDonald on Eriksen prevents a third Spuds goal.

10:28 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cyriac wins a Cottagers corner that is taken Joahnssen and headed away.

10:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Harry Kane got behind Tim Ream off a pass from Delle Alli and was just wide as he tried to chip Battemelli.

10:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Cottagers go straight up the pitch and win a corner that is taken by Johanssen and headed just over by McDonald.

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

GOAL! Hat-trick for Harry Kane.

10:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

GOAL !!!! HARRY KANE HAS A HAT-TRICK AS THE SPUDS GO THREE UP.

10:32 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Really nice interchange between Eriksen and Alli there before Kane raced through to slot home.

0-3 Spuds!

10:33 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A long clearance by Battenelli was headed on by Vertonghen and misjudged by McDonald. Eriksen passed to Delle Alli and he put through Harry Kane , who shot past the stranded keeper.

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

Kate says that Fulham are only losing because she was rested today. A bold statement.

10:35 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The final quarter hour rings in the changes. The final of the dice for Jokanovic as Scott Parker is on for McDonald. It's too late for him to make a real impact. Sissy is on for hat-trick hero, Harry Kane./

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

Kane is coming off for Tottenham. He was about to replaced before he completed his hat-trick. Great day for him.

10:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

She's probably better off resting today because she would have been starved for service.

10:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Four London clubs will be in the quarters . London's really calling.

10:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers as Eriksen is offside from the pass by Harry Winks.

10:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Former Cottager, Dembele, is on for Harry Winks.

10:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

This one is over bar the shouting.

10:39 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

“He’s magic, you know, Mauricio Pochettino,” sing the travelling Spurs supporters.

10:39 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Indeed - we need to start thinking about the upcoming match at Ewood Park. Feeling confident? Blackburn are in shambles, it has to be said.

10:40 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Silly stuff from Alli - he doesn't need to be doing that at 0-3 up.

10:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Delle Alli stupidly concedes a free kick just outside the box.

10:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!!! Worm superbly saves a header from former Spud, Scotty Parker off the free kick from Joahnssen. He was flagged offside, wo it would not have counted.

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

Very nearly a consolation goal for Fulham and Scott Parker! Vorm saved superbly.

10:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Yes. I am confident about the match. I may have to miss the final couple of minutes of this match to make it back in time from walkies for the late match

10:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Spuds fans must be snorting magic dust if they say that about Poch. Seriously, I think he;s done a good job, considering what he inherited from Sherwood Forest

10:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The final roll of the dice from Poch as young Josh Onomah is on for Delle Alli.

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

The silence is deafening amongst the home supporters. This game is slowly petering out you feel.

10:48 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It seems that way. I'm off for walkies so I can feed him and be ready in time for the late match

10:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Battenelli does well to tip over a shot from Sissy.

10:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Now I'm off.

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

Disappointing headed effort from Number One Son. He'll be disowned for that one ballooned up over the bar.

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

Enjoy your walkies with Sparky.

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

Full-time: Fulham 0-3 Tottenham Hotspur

Harry Kane’s hat-trick sees Mauricio Pochettino’s side coast into the last eight of the FA Cup.

10:53 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Next up - Blackburn versus Manchester United: for people of a certain age, it’s a fixture with a nostalgic tinge to it. This was one of English football’s finest rivalries in the 90s, with Blackburn making good use of Jack Walker’s cash by putting together a team good enough first to challenge Sir Alex Ferguson’s great United side in 1993-94, then to nab the title off them in dramatic circumstances the following year.

10:56 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The teams now gathering in the tunnel at Ewood Park:

Blackburn Rovers: Steele; Williams, Lowe, Greer, Williams; Conway, Guthrie, Mulgrew, Feeney; Emnes, Graham. Subs: Raya, Stokes, Hendrie, Nyambe, Tomlinson, Mahoney, Brown.

Manchester United: Romero; Young, Smalling, Rojo, Darmian; Carrick, Herrera; Lingard, Mkhitaryan, Martial; Rashford. Subs: Henderson, Bailly, Shaw, Schweinsteiger, Pogba, Mata, Ibrahimovic.

Referee: Martin Atkinson.

10:58 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Back for the late match on a warm, breezy , humid morning

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

Classic! The teams walk out to the strains of Europe's immortal "Final Countdown."

11:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's hardly been Roy of the Rovers stuff from Blackburn the past few seasons.

11:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

This is decent United side if not quite full strength.

11:14 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sung from Europe.

11:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Martin Atkinson gets us underway from Ewood Park

11:15 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Martin Atkinson and Stuart Robson are the talking heads for this match

11:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jose on the bench for the first time in ages.

11:16 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sorry Martin Tyler is one of the talking heads. Wrong Martin.

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

And we’re off! Manchester United, in red shirts and black shorts, get the game underway and they’re kicking from left to right in the first half. Blackburn are in their blue and white shirts.

11:17 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The draw for the quarters is today? I thought it was tomorrow. That works out better for Yours Truly.

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

Nice to hear Martin Tyler - I miss him as NBC has come to dominate footer coverage. I don't miss Big Red, Waldo and Stu Holden though. Warren Barton I do like.

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

With all of the upsets yesterday, you'll fancy United's chances of getting a decent Quarter Final draw.

11:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

There could potentially be two FA Cup Quarters on a Sunday due to your beloved EL.

11:19 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That could face a Lincoln side that looked rather Presidential , almost resembling one of the all time great presidents.

11:20 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Useless by Yash. He will probably be shown the trap door this summer.

11:22 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

United immediately on the front foot here. How long before the Ewood Park crowd turns on Owen Coyle and his side?

11:22 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Lingard was in there but United's forwards were wasteful.

11:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

United fail to get a shot off as they were toying with the ball in the Rovers box.

11:23 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fortunately for Owen Coyle, They are not expected to defeat United. The fans would be more likely to turn on him in Championship matches. he gets a bit of a reprieve today.

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

What's going on with the lettering of players' names in this match. United have borrowed the font from the 80s sci-fi movie "Tron" and you can't read Blackburn's names at all. Shocker.

11:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The quarterfinal draw is at the conclusion of this match

11:26 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I remember that movie . We watched it at a theater in Cambridge.One of the most bizarre movies I've ever viewed.

11:27 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I seem to be able to read the names . The fonts seem fairly legible if not modern.

11:28 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

For all their dominance, United haven't created many clear cut chances yet.

11:28 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Must just be my poor eyesight.

11:29 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed with your United assessment. Not the United way. You should blame the telly , not your eyes.

11:30 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cesar Romero does well to push away a swerving shot from Marvin Emnes, on loan from the Swans.

11:31 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Was it from Danny Graham, a former Swan?

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

Sorry, mate - Danny Graham has given Blackburn a shock lead.

11:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BLOODY HELL !!!! DANNY GRAHAM GIVES ROVERS THE LEAD.

11:32 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

After a bout of head tennis, Miki gifted possession to Rovers. Then Emnes turned a defender and played through Graham , who got well behind Smalling and scored with a great finish past Romero.

11:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jose needs to let the players have it at the half.

11:34 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Conway fouls Yash midway between the corner flag and the box.

11:35 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Herrera to swing one in now....

Collected by Steele.

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

I agree - Mou will need to rattle the teacups at the interval if this scoreline holds up.

11:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hererra takes the free kick and Lingard heads straight into the ground and straight to Jason Steele.

11:36 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Not sure why United have had a flat start. They should have learned from what happened yesterday.

11:37 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jose may need to go to the bench at the half.

11:38 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jason Steele does well to push away a shot from Miki after a poor Rovers clearance then the offside flag is raised.

11:39 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Miki is wide with a long range effort after a clearance from a corner taken by Yash

11:41 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Darmian with a stupid foul.

11:41 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Mkhitaryan has a go from 30 yards. His effort fizzes wide.

11:42 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Rash races on to a super through ball from Miki and rounds the keeper and slots home.

1-1!

11:42 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!! EASY PEASY AS RASH GOT BEHIND THE ROVERS DEFENSE AND SCORED PAST THE STRANDED JASON STEELE . 1-1.

11:43 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

He was not rash, but showed nerves of Steele.

11:43 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Boom boom, mate - you're back in punning form.

11:43 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Miki races through again and is chopped down. He seems the main threat.

11:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Scottish international, Charlie Mulgrew, fouls Miki,

11:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, mate. Funny , but true,

11:44 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A pathetic free kick from Miki is straight into the wall.

11:45 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The United goal came fifteen seconds after the Rovers free kick. Derek Williams headed on the free kick straight to Romero, who threw it long to Miki. He went on a long run and found Rash all by himself, being kept onside by the Rovers right back and he dispatched it past Steele like Bob did those blueberry pancakes.

11:47 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Blackburn another big club during the Paleolithic Era and briefly during the naughties.

11:48 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Wes Brown on the bench today - do you miss him?

11:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wes Brown on the Rovers. He would do well just to keep that bench warm.

11:49 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I did wolf down those pancakes like a man who's been on a hunger strike. Yum!

11:49 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Yes . We missed him fifteen years ago, but not today. I guess he's always welcome to go on a guided tour of OT. That would be a lucky tour guide.

11:50 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Derek Williams with a naughty trip on Yash just outside the Rovers box.

11:51 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Rovers counter on a training ground routine that could have turned into a disaster.

11:51 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The Blackburn fans are having a lovely sing-song with an old Beach Boys chestnut now.

11:52 AM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Conway blasts over off a long diagonal pass after a rocket from Coyle and Co.

11:53 AM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sorry - make that a Monkees chestnut. I'm losing my touch.

11:53 AM  

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