Saturday, January 27, 2007

United ease past Pompey in FA Cup...

United beat Pompey by the odd goal in three today at Old Trafford courtesy of two second half goals by substitute Wayne Rooney, both goals were excellent, the first was a good team goal with Larsson laying the ball out wide to Giggs who found Rooney inside the penalty area and unmarked on the edge of the six yard box, Rooney finished with ease. Just a few minutes later the former Everton man scored one of the best goals of the FA Cup so far this season with a great chip which left David James standing and watching so good was the execution. Rooney controlled Gary Neville's pass with one touch, turned and then gently chipped the ball as if he was playing a sand iron out of a bunker, the ball sailed over James who could only admire Rooney's work.

Kanu pulled a flukey deflected goal back late on for the visitors, but in truth Portsmouth deserved nothing from the game as they came to defend using negative tactics. Added to which in the first half United had a good goal chalked off by ref Mike Riley, Vidic's header from the corner clearly went over the Portsmouth goal line, but the ref got that decision wrong. In the second half Larsson had another good United goal ruled out for offside which clearly it wasn't. United are now in the draw for the last 16 and the Reds could even afford to rest Ronaldo and Saha. Looking good.

1 comment:

  1. Rooney was magic when he came on. That goal looked excellent from the Stretford end, pure class.


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