Sunday, May 10, 2009

Pathetic City crushed: Liverpool knocked off top spot, title race effectively over..

Fergie enjoys nothing more than knocking Liverpool off their fu*king perch, his team did that again today when they reclaimed top spot in the Premier League and it's highly likely United will now go on to secure their third title in a row.

The Merseyside Reds had briefly taken an overnight lead in the title race, albeit on goal difference, thanks to a pathetic performance by West Ham United which saw Liverpool win out three nil in East London yesterday. In response the champions crushed the self proclaimed "biggest club in the world" aka Manchester City, thanks to first-half goals by Cristiano Ronaldo and want-away fans favourite Carlos Tevez.

Ahead of today's Manchester derby at Old Trafford, Rafa Benitez had said he hoped to be going into next weekend's fixtures on top of the table, it might well have been a tongue in cheek comment by the Liverpool manager because he knew full well how important today's result was at Old Trafford, nonetheless it's a nice feeling knowing the smug smile has been well and truly wiped off his face.

The Spaniard knew that if City didn't take at least a point off their neighbours then the game was up for them, because United now need just four points from their three remaining games. Next up United face Wigan Athletic on Wednesday followed by Arsenal next Saturday at Old Trafford when in all probability they will be crowned champions, only a disaster and or divine intervention will deny Ferguson and his team now.

It has been an excellent week for United and their supporters, because in the space of just a few days the club has dealt mortal blows to Arsenal and Liverpool, the icing on the cake was rubbing City's nose in it.

As for today's action it was all at little too easy for United and no doubting City's poor performance will have annoyed their own supporters and ABUs alike. Ronaldo scored a regulation free-kick and Carlos Tevez scored a beauty after good work by still-in-the-doghouse Dimitar Berbatov.

Sadly it looks increasingly likely that United's Argentine star is set to leave the club following yet more hints to the press today in which he clearly stated that he is reluctantly preparing to say goodbye to the champions and its supporters who have taken him to heart.

If United do not manage to broker a deal with Tevez and his owners then I have no doubt the club will live to regret his departure because according to the latest rumours the former West Ham striker wants to move to a Premier League rival, the thought of Tevez playing against United is frankly unthinkable. Fergie, Fergie sort it out before it is too late.

4 comments:

  1. Calm down, we haven't won anything yet. many a slip between cup and lip as they say. this is no time for complacency.
    as for tevez, i cant see it not being sorted out. what other club can offer him what we can, and why we would give such a quality striker to one of our rivals? dont believe everything you read in the papers, you are better off being uninformed then misinformed. no deals have been done yet

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  2. Donal, it's all over bar the scouse tears. Ref Tevez, do you think he'd be cupping his ears to Fergie et al if negotiations were going well? Also, apparently Fergie stayed silent on the future of Tevez when asked.

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  3. What do you think about Ronaldo's tantrum? I think his problem was that he knew he could probably get another goal or two against inferior opposition, which would have pumped up his goal tally in competition for world player of the year. Messi has currently 36 goals and Ronaldo 25, but if United beat Barcelona and Ronaldo closes the 'goals gap' and gets at least 30 goals, then he would have a good case for the Ballon D'Or. Thoughts?

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  4. Yuval, You could be right but he's not making Fergie's job any easier. Ronaldo has to accept he is part of the squad like the rest of the players.

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