Saturday, February 23, 2008

Newcastle v United: Arsenal leave door open for Red Devils....

Manchester United players and Fergie will no doubt have watched Birmingham City draw with Arsenal at St Andrews in game that finished 2-2. However, that result has been overshadowed by the news that Martin Taylor was sent-off for what Arsene Wenger later described as a 'horrendous' tackle on Eduardo which resulted in the Croatian striker suffering a badly broken leg. The Arsenal manager was so upset that he says Taylor should never play football again. SKY TV who were covering the game did not show a replay of incident, due to the severe nature of what was a very distressing injury. However, TV pundit Andy Gray took the view that Taylor had not gone out to 'do' the Arsenal striker. James McFadden opened the scoring with a first-half free-kick and in the 94th minute he rescued a point from the penalty spot after Clichy brought down Parnaby inside the box, in between McFadden's goals Walcott scored twice to give his side the lead.

As a result of Arsenal drawing the Red Devils are now six points behind the Gunners, but United can close the gap to just three points if they can heap yet more misery onto Kevin Keegan and Newcastle who are suffering their worst ever run of results in the Premier League. Manchester United have no new injury worries ahead of what is a very important match.

Fergie is likely to restore Tevez to his starting line-up, but the manager has much to ponder regarding who to select in midfield. In January the Reds thrashed Newcastle 6-0 and no doubting Keegan's team would 'love it' if they go on to dent United's title hopes by taking revenge for that hammering by winning at St James' Park later this evening.


  1. Arsenal didn't draw, they were robbed by a biased referee.

  2. So SAF thinks he has a big chance,he maybe right but I hope Shay Given will show him otherwise.
    Stranger things have happened in soccer.

  3. Arsenal lost and thats about it. Still think Man U will win as they will surely beat Arsenal during the return game. There go three points and the lead


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