Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Liverpool 1 - 1 Manchester United


Totally spot on with my prediction. But one thing that surprised me was the starting line up chosen by Sir Alex Ferguson. Putting Phil Jones in the middle of the park was something not expected. With Man Utd legend Ryan Giggs with Darren Fletcher and Park Ji-Sung in midfield. Fergie certainly know his players well enough. I thought the combination of Chris Smalling and Park on the right side did a fantastic job in restraining Liverpool's deadly left side consisting of  Jose Enrique and Steward Downing, whose combination could easily tear any Premiership right side apart easily. I am also surprised with the Danny Welbeck starting as a lone striker for United. Welbeck certainly has a great future ahead of him given his pace, control, creativity and determination.

Steven Gerrard starts his first game for Liverpool and result in a well-taken freekick from 25 yards after Ryan Giggs left a space in the wall. Being 1-0 down, United have plenty of fire power on their bench. Rooney and Nani were summoned to rescue United. In the final 15 minutes Javier Hernandez was sent on. Within 6 minutes, he manages to head in a equalizer for United. No wonder people are comparing him to Ole Gunner Solskjaer aka SuperSub. In the final few minutes, United had to thank De Gea for performing world class saves to keep it level until the final whistle.

There are some controversy between Suaraz and Evra. Evra claimed that Suaraz was using racially abusive language on him "at least 10 times". Suaraz strongly denied any of such claims and the FA looks to investigate this matter.

1-1 is a good result for both team, and I am sure Man City and Chelsea are both glad that United dropped 2 points. Next weekend is the Manchester Derby. Stay tune for my preview and please give me your feedback about my post. Much Thanks. :)

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