Man United 2 – 1 Arsenal: An excellent display, but not enough…

Half time Man United 0 – 0 Arsenal No half time changes, game on… The fist incident of the half came when Evra blantantly hacked down Eboue, definite yellow card considering VP’s earlier booking, but not given. From the free kick, VP to Hleb, back to VP  – a good cross and a header by Adebayor. Man United 0 – 1 Arsenal Great start to the second half. Now we have to keep on to this lead, no conceding penalties. We’ve got the chance to win now. Then, a cross by Ade, Ferdinand storming in and nearly scored the own goal of the season. Penalty to United. Extreme disappointment – a blantant hand ball from Gallas. Why? There was no need William. Man United 1 – 1 Arsenal Tevez and Anderson on, game on… From the replay, Ade’s goal looks like a handball, so many Gallas thought he’d level it up. Gallas booked for the handball, Lehmann booked for dissent. Hleb booked shortly afterwards for kicking the ball away. Its a fiery game now. Moments later, Carrick hacks down Van Persie, booked. Free kick to Arsenal. Wasted. Walcott is ready to come on, right on queue. 60 minutes gone. A passage of good play from us saw us have a chance, but the shot was blocked. Ade then gave away the ball and did a “striker’s challenge” on Anderson, yellow card. Ade’s frustrated. More at himself then anything else. Shortly after, Tevez picks up the ball, 25 yards out, fierce shot, just wide. Young Theo has had a little bit of the ball now and is playing well. Good play from the youngster sees Fabregas have a chance, just over. More good play from Arsenal sees Hleb lay Clichy in and a wicked deflection from Wes Brown calls Van Der Sar into a save. Excellent game from both teams, 70 minutes gone. A good peice of play from United saw Evra fouled on the edge of the D. Bad play from Gallas, his seond mistake of the game. Gilberto couldn’t really not concede the free kick. Ronaldo steps up… hold on, Hargreaves steps up. What a free kick. Man United 2 – 1 Arsenal So, it’s pretty much like every game against the big teams this season. 1 nil up against Chelsea, lose 2-1, 1-0 against Liverpool, 4-2. Now 1-0 against United, and it’s 2-1. Bendtner on for VP, let’s see what we can do… 12 minutes to go. Good run from Bendtner sees Arsenal win a corner and Cesc with a good ball, but Van Der Sar saves well. Arsenal ploughing forward, looking for an equaliser. Another corner sees Cesc whip it in and another good level of possesion, no end result. 5 minutes to go and it looks like it’s a step too far. Hoyte on for Toure. A good run from Theo sees Bendtner in, and further good play from Cesc saw Bendtner attack the ball in the air, Van Der Sar saves. A chance from Clichy, saved and another one from Gilberto.  We’re pushing on for the the equaliser – but do we have time? 2 minutes to go. We have had the chances, definitely, probably more chances than Man U, but we didn’t finish when we could. We’ve given an excellent account for ourselves here. An equaliser would be fitting. A great ball from Cesc, with another chance for Bendtner, but VdS saves again. Awesome end to the game, come on Arsenal – 4 minutes stoppage time. But United kept the ball for the best part of the 4 minutes. It’s time to look forward to next season. United will probably go on to win the title, but we’ve been a match for them this season and we’re not far away from having that first trophy in the Emirates trophy cabinet.]]>

  • Georgie Samaras

    United have spent £150m compared to our budget. They’ve got players like Anderson and Tevez that can come on, but the amazing thing is that we were not far away from something this season. If we can add 2 or 3 players and have the return of the ever injured Rosicky, we’ll be a better team next season!

  • C P

    We have an amazing team that we built not bought, a bit of tweaking and those trophies are ours!!!