The most anticipated derby match, at the most crucial time of the season with both sides with their own agenda. The home side looking for fourth place finish and at the same time try to deny their neighbor; one of the most successful club in the world to retain the Premier League. While the visitor in red trying hard to play and get the 3 points and make sure they still in contention for the title of this season.
this one for the fans, for United fans!!!
Rooney was in the starting line-up together with the veteran trio of captain Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs. Rooney wasn't fully fit while Berbatov on the bench. Darron Gibson was given the opportunity to start with the senior in midfield. The absence of Rio to partner with Vidic made way for Evans.
United look more lively than the home side. When the match almost looked settle for a draw, there came a last gasp Red attack from Gabriel Obertan who passed the ball to Evra to cross into the middle of the box where Paul Scholes headed into the bottom left post of Given's goal. It came as late as 93rd minutes of 3 minutes added time.The differences between 2 managers. The one with blue and white scarf and the joyous old man with United official neck-tie.
Manchester in Red still rules Manchester. No matter how much money invested by the stupid Sheikh into the City, it's clearly said that glory cannot be bought. Maybe success can be bought, but not in overnight. City spent a few hundred million pounds just to finish fourth? Real Madrid spent bigger than City but unable to beat the glorious Barcelona, and out of Europe at earlier stage than United.
the last one to leave the Eastland pitch to show how much United meant to him!!!
A 1-0 victory was enough to put United back on the track for the title, even tough it will depends on the later match result in London. Victory for the Devils definitely will put more pressure on Chelsea to beat Spurs. Well, good luck to Harry Redknapp's team. We did you guys a huge favor by beating City, hopefully you guys will do the same for us!
(all photos courtesy of Manutd.com)
Tottenham Hotspurs 2 Chelsea 1
(John 'Bad Boy' Terry was sent off with 2 bookable offences within 5 minutes)
The London result put the title race back on. Spurs could have killed the game ealier. According to BBC News, Spurs played like they were the top table teams. Thank you Spurs! Unfortunely, United is their next opponent at Old Trafford next weekend.
Chelsea's next big game is Liverpool at Anfield. It's the time for me to be a Kop for a while! Ha ha ha.