Lakenheath Old Boys

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Monday, March 13, 2017

FA Cup Quarterfinal - Chelsea v. United Live!

It's the tie of the round, for sure. Chelsea v. United. On offer is a berth in the semi-finals and a trip to Wembley for fans. Chelsea are currently romping away with the Premiership title and United are struggling to retain European interest, so the home side has to be favorite in today's clash. However, football has a funny way of upsetting the odds at times. Join me at the slightly later time (due to daylight savings) of 3:45pm EST for all the action here on the LOB!

297 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Afternoon, chaps - I've got the Fox Soccer 2 Go link up and running here in the office. Very quiet around here today, as the students are all on Spring Break. Perfect for getting a few back burner projects done and, of course, watching some FA Cup action!

3:33 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Manchester United and Jose Mourinho have traveled down to Stamford Bridge today for this FA Cup quarter-final in the position of world’s most unlikeliest underdogs. The FA has banned Zlatan Ibrahimovic for resting his elbow on Tyrone Mings’s jaw, Anthony Martial’s got a knock, Wayne Rooney’s made the mistake of going near Phil Jones during a training session, and even young Marcus Rashford is ill but starts. It's all a bit unfair.

3:35 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The teams are coming out on the pitch at Stamford Bridge:



Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Matic, Kante, Alonso; Willian, Costa, Hazard. Subs: Begovic, Terry, Zouma, Chalobah, Fabregas, Pedro, Batshuayi.

Manchester United: De Gea; Smalling, Jones, Rojo; Valencia, Herrera, Pogba, Darmian; Mkhitaryan, Rashford, Young. Subs: Romero, Bailly, Blind, Lingard, Carrick, Fellaini, Mata.

Referee: Michael Oliver.

3:43 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

We're all set then - Martin Tyler on the microphone. Diego kicks us off. Both sides wearing their traditional kits. Magnificent atmosphere.

3:46 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm hoping for an open and attacking encounter with loads of goals and a result in the 90 minutes, please. I can't really hang around for extra time and pens today.

3:47 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good afternoon, Bob. Here just in time for kickoff to see Rojo head over a corner from Miki

3:47 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

United will have their work cut out for them as Jose and Juan Mata watch from the bench on their return to SB

3:49 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Afternoon Boys
I just got home as Rojo should have buried a header!

3:49 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Bit of a tasty challenge there from Rojo. Lucky to escape an early booking. Michael Oliver being patient.

3:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I don't know if Jose will grant you your wish. He may want to play for penalties , given the lack of striking options available.

3:50 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Afternoon, lads - I hope you've had as good a day as I have. Very productive here in the office - and now a top level match to enjoy!

3:50 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

United certainly don't look overawed by the occasion. They've been here before.

3:51 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Good afternoon, everyone. I made it in just in time too because I was raking copious amounts of leaves.

3:52 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I expect this to be a competitive cup tie, unlike the other quarterfinals with no quarter given

3:53 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Raking leaves? In bloody March? (shaking my head at the notion)

3:53 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

True - the other matches have been real blow-outs.

3:54 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

As Stew Robson stated, United will need to defend well from the front. That will be the way top compensate for lack of striking options.

3:54 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Darmian catches Hazard there - won't be the last time, I suspect.

3:55 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It was like Autumn and Spring combined Lots of pollen mixed in with fallen brown leaves.

3:55 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It looks to be a feisty cup tie, like cup ties played in the 60s and 70s

3:56 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Good man - nice to have a tidy yard, eh?

3:56 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

There certainly isn't a lot of room for the playmakers to maneuver. The challenges are coming in thick and fast.

3:56 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Unfortunately, there is still work to be done and tomorrow is already booked solid with errands.

3:57 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

First real shot in anger from United - Miki tries a pop from about 20 yards. Wide of the mark.

3:58 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I'm surprised to see Rash playing. I thought he was out with an illness.

3:58 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Yes - Kate and I have a full day of errands (e.g. taxes, car service, pharmacy, shopping) for tomorrow. And then we're leaving for a mini-break in Cleveland on Wednesday, weather permitting. We're due to have about half a foot of the white stuff dumped on us tonight.

3:59 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Darmian fouls Willian , who makes the most of it,attempting to get the United man booked.

3:59 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Back from the loo... missed nowt

4:00 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Darmian again - this time snapping into Willian's legs. Lucky to escape Oliver's wrath.

Sideshow over this one. No - it's a training pitch routine bollixed up.

4:00 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The Nocito Curse seems to be wearing off!

4:00 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Yikes! Your break sounds more like a Winter Break than a Spring Break. Hoping you all get warmer weather soon.

4:00 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Of course, United were already behind after 30 seconds in the last visit

4:00 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Rashford apparently has a touch of the flu. He might need a change of shorts at some point, if things get messy.

4:01 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

it sure does and you did not miss much of anything other than Willian rolling around like he been polaxed.

4:01 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Struth...just wide by Hazard

4:01 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! Hazard goes on a solo run and De Gea did well to turn around his effort

4:02 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Hazard with a lovely turn and run through the United defense. Twilight did brilliantly to turn it around the post. Corner.

4:02 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Another great save by De Gea


United's defense is useless

4:02 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - and another excellent save by Twilight from Cahill off the corner. Chelsea really turning it on now.

4:02 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! De Gea with a Banks like save from Cahill from a few yards out off the corner then United clear for another Chelsea corner.

4:03 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Chelsea win another corner as they are really dominating

4:03 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Darmian is marking Costa..yikes...all he does is wrestle

United survive

4:04 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

One of the best saves I've seen this season. Cor!

4:04 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Bob, what is your latest storm predictions?
We are supposed to get 12-18 inches

Can you say SNOW DAY

4:04 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Wonder if Fox will show us the draw or just tell us after 50 million commercials

4:05 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A bit of respite now for United. But they really aren't attacking much.

4:05 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Herrera needs to just play
Stop fouling
Stop arguing
Stop acting

4:06 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm thinking the latter, UWS.

4:06 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Valencia coughs up the ball to Hazard , of all people , who is fouled. Mike Oliver plays the advantage then Costa is tackled as United survive.

4:06 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Herrera picks up a yellow for a body check. Just obstruction, really. I think the Darmian challenges were worse.

4:07 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United toothless going forward

4:07 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

JUST STUPID by JONES!!

Why foul there?

4:08 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Now it's Phil Jones crunching in on Hazard.

4:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Matic high and wide from 25 yards out. We'll take that all day.

4:09 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Matic aims one toward the London Eye. It's still airborne. You'll take those all day long, eh lads?

4:09 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Ball inside the box and Rash gets it a cross but no runs were made

4:09 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

GET IT OVER YOUNG

4:10 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I want to see Pogba be more dominant - he's the bloody most expensive player in Premiership history!!

4:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Martin Tyler just said that Valencia is a good crosser of the ball. UWS and I beg to differ.

4:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Pogba is dominant. That is at being charitable, but we didn't pay all that money for him to be like that.

4:11 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I don't know which player Martin Tyler has been watching.

4:12 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Pogba dominant....I think you spell that.... Pogba useless

4:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

SAF watching with one of his former Aberdeen players , Alex McLeish. SAF doesn't look impressed with proceedings.

4:12 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Valencia can't cross his way out of a paper bag... a wet one

4:13 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Not good by Rashford...Manchester United need to be better than that

4:13 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hazard was in full flight again but Pogba nicked it off him.

Bloody hell! Terrible ball in from Rash. Deserved better.

4:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great tackle by Pogba on Hazard ,w ho flopped like an Olympic diver, then the possession is ruined by a pathetic cross from Rash.

4:13 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Kane out for the rest of the season!!!

4:14 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Rooney hurt in training after clashing with Jones


What a surprise...Jones is a bull in a china shop

4:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BOOM BOOM , UWS! Great description of Pogpants that are wet.

4:14 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Is he? Did they say that?

4:15 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

LOL, UWS!

4:15 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Martin Tyler just said that he might be out for the rest of the season. Bloody hell!

4:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I read about Roon being injured by Jones! I couldn't believe then I told myself it's Jones.

4:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Yikes!! That will a massive loss for the Spuds, the Three Lions, and my slim PPP chances.

4:16 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I haven't heard or seen anything

4:16 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hazard gets free again but blazes well over. He seems the main threat to United.

4:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Just to let everyone know that I did state yesterday that this one will probably go to penalties.

4:17 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Half an hour gone. The good news for United and Mou is that Chelsea have been reduced to two shots on goal, both saved magnificently by Twilight.

4:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Yash is useless in possession

4:19 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Hazard is the player I like
Gets the ball and attacks
Rashford used to do that

4:19 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed, Bob. We've done well not to be trailing.

4:19 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It could be the sophomore jinx.

4:20 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Jones is thug AND stupid

4:20 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

BLOODY HELL

Herrara is off...HE"S AN IDIOT

4:21 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Herrera is off!!!!!

Second yellow!

4:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Jones with yet another foul on Hazard and lectured by Michael Oliver.

4:21 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

MORONS

4:21 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I still think that the first one was harsh.

4:22 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BLOODY HELL! Herrera is sent off for a second yellow. As Stuart Robson, stated it was due to the fact that Hazard had been constantly fouled by United players. Was he being targeted by United players?

4:22 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Now Fellaini is coming on for Miki.... OH WHAT JOY

4:22 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Not sure what Yashley is playing at now.

Miki being sacrificed for Hair Bear. Not sure what that's about either.

4:23 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Put another moron on the field that will foul all the time

take off our creative players

4:23 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Miki is sacrificed and replaced by Hair Bear, who could just as easily get himself two bookings.

4:23 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Twilight is down needing treatment now after having punched one out. Looks like Costa caught him in the goolies.

4:24 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

De Gea is down. There was contact by Costa, but it didn't seem that severe.

4:24 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

If Jose wasn't planning to play for penalties earlier, he will probably plan to now.

4:24 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

This one could get spicy now if Referee Oliver isn't careful.

4:25 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Likely to be the case, mate. Unless United can nick one from a set piece. You've got some threats.

4:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Advantage is played as Marcus Alonso was down under the challenge from Valencia

4:26 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I really have to take a Jimmy Riddle - blow up, ref!

4:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. Part of it is the players, but Michael Oliver, who is usually a proficient ref, seems to have lost control of the match.

4:27 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sorry to say that there will be some stoppage time, so you may have to tough it out, mate.

4:27 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

LOL! I shall try.

4:28 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hazard goes down way too easily under the challenge from Darmian. Really poor by Hazard.

4:28 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I would feel awful if you become a victim of the Nocito curse.

4:29 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hazard is looking a bit floppy today. United's defenders will have to be far more cautious than they have been. The slightest brush and he'll go to ground in the area.

4:30 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

No fear there - I think it only afflicts Nocitos.

4:30 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Tom just said Pogba sucked again
I was talking to our construction guy!

We are building you a room above the garage Bob

4:31 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Two minutes of stoppage time.

4:31 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Thank goodness - only two minutes of stoppage time.

4:31 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sounds like a guest room.Will Bob find it comfy?

4:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Will it have a plaque dedicated to me in it, mate? And of course I'll expect LUFC decor throughout. ;-)

4:32 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed about Hazard . He will flop , especially given that Michael Oliver is giving him more protection than Donny Trump gets.

4:33 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Half time

Not good for United... United only have themselves to blame
STOP BEING STUPID

4:33 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Half-time: United down to ten men but they go in 0-0. Not bad all in all.

Back in a tick.

4:33 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's 0-0 at he end of an ill tempered half that already saw Herrera get his marching orders as United are a man down, but level on the scoreboard.

4:34 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

This game is totally ruined now
United will sit back
United won't try and score



Of course, we beat Arsenal with ten men in 1999

4:35 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Only if Leeds are in the Prem...if not...you're in the basement

4:36 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Even with ten men, United used to still attack.. not any more

4:44 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Becks in the stands...he doesn't look happy


United pretty much down to ten men... Herrera off and Fellaini on

4:48 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Back for the second half now - United get us underway.

4:48 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Second half underway

4:48 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United going backwards and sideways again

I HATE IT

4:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Back for the second half after finishing bagging leaves on a misty , drizzly day.

4:49 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Right there, Pogba could have turned and gone forward but he goes back
Then he gets the ball to turn when there was no space

4:49 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

What on earth is Pogba doing? Well - he's won a free kick, somehow.

4:49 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - that was a miserable free kick. Blimey!

4:50 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Fabregas is warming up.

4:50 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Such an atrocious free kick by Young... He's a PROFESSIONAL!

The ball wasn't moving!!

4:50 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fab warming up for Chelsea so they can have another flopper on the pitch

4:50 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Yashley redeems himself with a decent tackle there.

4:51 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Rash looks completely all at sea and isolated up front now.

4:52 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Rash must have the flu, with all the coughing up of the ball.

4:52 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I can't see United being brave enough or good enough to create any chances
Just hold on for pens

4:52 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

BTW, we're not good enough to do that

4:53 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Azpi with a shot that lands in row N midway between the goal and the corner flag. Lucky fan.

4:53 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Azpi tries one but he's wayward. Keep 'em coming, mate. Andy Capp (sorry, David Beckham) in the crowd.

4:53 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

One can only hope.If Bob could hold out for the loo then United should be able to hold on for pens.

4:54 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Well defended by United - a big red wall back there. Trump would approve.

4:54 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

1-0.... United concede like that!!!

A pot shot beating De Gea

4:54 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sorry, lads - Kante scores a rare one.

4:54 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

All Pogba's fault

4:55 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

DAMN IT!! KANTE SCORES WITH A LONG RANGE EFFORT THAT WAS HIT MORE OUT OF HOPE THAN ANYTHING ELSE.

4:55 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Wrong-footed Twilight with that one - not much chance of getting to it. I would have liked to have seen Pogba or one of the defenders trying to dive in there to close the space.

4:56 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Their French middie is better than ours.

4:56 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

What's up Jose's sleeve now - he has to change things. United have had no threat at all, particularly after Herrera was sent off. It's no good losing 1-0 - he has to go for it soon.

4:57 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. Kante would not have scored if he had been shut down. Now it will take a miracle for us to retain the Cup.

4:57 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

I'm not a Kante fan either - he's a bloody water carrier.

4:57 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

We are one down in terms pf players on the pitch and the on the scoreboard.

4:57 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Everyone loves him.... I hate that kind of player

4:58 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

all the damn pundits talk about with lovey dovey eyes

4:58 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Jose knows we need a goal now.... right?

4:58 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

You've got Mata and Lindy on the bench. I'd have one of those on and a defender off. Go with a back three.

4:58 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

He's a an excellent water carrier and will be instrumental in two Prem titles with two different teams. United should have signed him instead of Pogba.

4:59 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Agreed, UWS - I prefer creative players. That's about the first time I've ever seen him have a shot on goal.

4:59 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. We need more attacking players on the field. It's a one off match

5:00 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Well, he scored United in the 4-0 walloping
He only scores against United

5:00 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

If Chelsea go on to win the title, it'll be because of the creativity of the likes of Hazard and Pedro and the goalscoring exploits of Diego Costa. There have been several matches that have been decided in their favor because of a moment of brilliance from one of those guys.

5:01 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

What's Mou waiting for - time is bloody ticking, mate!

5:01 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

oooh, great run by Rashford....why couldn't that have gone in...
Should have placed it

5:02 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - that might have been the moment. Sideshow made a slip and Rash was away on goal. Good save by Courtois.

5:02 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!!! For the first time,. Rash got through on goal , but shot against Courtois when through on goal.

5:02 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Corner comes to nothing
United are the least dangerous team I know



Could have been two five second later

5:03 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And then Chelski spring a counter. Well defended in the end.

5:03 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hazard had a cross blocked then Willian had a shot blocked for a corner. Costa headed over from the corner taken by Willian.

5:03 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Free header for Costa....just wide

ATROCIOUS DEFENDING

5:03 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Costa probably should have scored there. Shouldered it wide.

5:04 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Half an hour left - get someone else on, Jose!

5:04 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Men against Boys right now


5:05 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - now Willian swings one at goal. Just wide.

5:05 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Willian nearly made it 2-0 with a curling effort that was inches over. Fortunately, United are still in this cup tie.

5:06 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

I don't like United players being thugs

5:06 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Rojo had better watch himself. Costa is good for a flop in the box.

5:06 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great tackle by Rojo on Costa after a pathetic attempt by Pogba to get the ball.

5:07 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Tight decision there for Michael Oliver. Rojo on Costa. Nothing given.

5:07 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

THAT WAS SO BAD FROM POGBA


He's trying to do pull backs inside the D



I can't believe how bad he is
My boys said he was brilliant

5:07 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hazard has a pop - not this time.

5:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Hazard slices a shot high and wide. We'll take that all day and all night.

5:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Tea time on the East Coast?

5:09 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Agreed, UWS - I think his reputation is all based on fancy adverts and FIFA profiles. I don't see it.

5:09 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

United's defense
Rojo, Jones, Smalling

Not exactly Vidic, Rio, Pallister and Bruce

5:10 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

It is indeed. I'm enjoying a cuppa and a biscuit. (Girl Scout cookie, actually).

5:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Absolutely disgraceful by Costa as he rolls about after being flagged offside Not sure what Rojo did that was so horrible.

5:10 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

No love lost between Diego Costa and Marcus Rojo now.

5:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Well , in. Great scouting Pogba is playing like Girl Scout now that I think about it.

5:11 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Just over twenty minutes left. Still no movement from Jose. I'd have Juan Mata on - he's got something to prove at the Bridge, no?

5:11 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The coverage of the semi-final round starts at the bottom of the hour.

5:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. Jose seems to have no other option than to bring on Mata and Lindy. It should be now , not in a Mata of time.

5:12 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

Rojo just wants to have a fight with Costa instead of playing smart

5:12 PM  
Blogger United We Stand said...

20 minutes for United to get something

Can't even get one for a replay
Need two
or another non adventurous 30 minutes

5:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think the match will still be in progress at that time according to my calculations.

5:14 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Boom boom, mate - you're always at the ready with Juan more Mata related pun.

5:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Moses wins a corner as he fails to part the Red Sea.

5:14 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Good defending by United but at this point they have to get it up the other end of the pitch.

5:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, mate. I sure am. Well scouted. It must be the biscuit.

5:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

De Gea beats away a shot from Willian for another Chelsea corner.

5:16 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Willian warms the hands of Twilight with a rocket.

5:16 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hazard goes to ground again - Valencia is the culprit this time.

5:18 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Naughty by Valencia on Hazard, but unlike Herrera , escapes without a card.

5:18 PM  

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