Saturday, March 01, 2008

United turn up the heat on Arsenal...

As expected United took all three points from the clash with Fulham earlier today when running out comfortable three-nil winners in what turned out to be a very one-sided game. Owen Hargreaves registered his goal for the club when he out thought Fulham 'keeper Niemi on 15 minutes to open the scoring with a stunning free-kick from 20 yards out.

Fergie had predictably started the game sans Ronaldo and Rooney. Louis Saha made a rare start against his former club, on five minutes the Frenchman contrived to miss a sitter before United opened the scoring. Despite looking very much second best Fulham managed to create an excellent chance of their own, the visitors had to rely on Edwin van der Sarr who denied Danny Murphy when saving his point-blank header.

United went on to waste a hatful of chances before Ji-Sung Park eventually made it two-nil on 44 minutes and once again the Reds player of the first-half Scholes was the creator, the ginger prince crossed and the Korean winger headed home to effectively end the game as a contest.

The second-half went a bit flat and it came as no surprise that Rooney and Ronaldo were introduced on 69 minutes for Tevez and Saha. With 18 minutes to go Davies had the misfortune to score an own goal when diverting John O'Shea's shot.

While United were strolling to victory in West London, Arsenal were struggling at the Emirates against Aston Villa and had to rely on an injury equaliser to salvage a point from a game that by all accounts they didn't deserve anything. There's going to be a lot of twists and turns in what remains of the title race, but fans are starting to ask if the Gunners are starting to wobble under pressure from United? Time will tell.

3 comments:

  1. brilliant day out for United. Arsenal might not have the squad depth that United do, and if Saha and keep himself on his feet and off the bandages, that will be a major boost for Ferguson and United, increasing their already solid title chances for United, while on the other hand discouraging the United management from letting go of this liability and buying an experienced 30-goal a season man, to support the upcoming Manucho

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  2. Blimey! You're still second in the League! Didn't the Press tel you you'll be tops this weekend. Might be time to stop following the hype and start praying for a miracle to stop Arsenal from winning the league this season.

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  3. Arsenal are having a blip. I would bet my mortgage that the Arsenal players are thinking much about United. They know they have their noses in front, and they just have to try to win every game. If they win most games they'll be champions. United on the other hand have to be really afraid of Arsenal and Chelsea. They're the ones facing more pressure if you ask me.

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