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Let`s all thank Samir!

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It must be sweet for Gunners supporters to see the irritation & frustration on all the United players throughout the match. I’m happy that Arsene Wenger doesn’t have to make a press conference this week to whine and insist his team didn’t deserve a bad result or that the other team wasn’t playing fair to their “standards.” Well, let’s just say the Gunners were about a couple minutes away from the long 6 minutes of added time in the end from blowing another two-goal cushion.

And Chelsea are happy with this result, which could result and should result in Chelsea having an 8 point margin from United after this weekend. Having said that, Liverpool supporters are probably thinking the same thing. But by February, I won’t be surprised and I know I’ve repeated myself a few times already that Liverpool will be in the race for the title, but United will most likely be the main contenders that Chelsea will have to go up against. And an 8 point margin could be pivotal, as it gives Chelsea a couple of slip-ups and still wind up favorites to win. Thank you, Samir!



Rooney gives Celtic no chance

Manchester United cruised to a 3-0 victory against Celtic tonight at Old Trafford, as the Red Devils took advantage of the Scottish side’s limited attack. Dimitar Berbatov’s double should have been disallowed as both goals came from an offside position. But in the end, it didn’t matter as the on-fire, Rooney was inevitably going to put himself in the scoresheet one way or another.

Wayne Rooney was simply unstoppable tonight. “Wayne Rooney is simply unplayable. We tried to do everything to stop him,” Gordon Strachan told the UK Sun, “But when you are facing someone like that you just have to hold your hands up and say tonight we have come up against a world class player.”

Rooney’s first goal came, but was ruled offside. This was the third wrong judgment made by the linesmen. But even if Berba’s double were not counted for, United still would’ve won 2-0 (if Rooney’s first goal wasn’t disallowed). Rooney is in top form, which could lead United to narrow the gap between them and Chelsea with the Blues set to take on Liverpool & Hull City. The 22-year-old England striker has netted 8 goals in his last six matches, which has helped take the load off his Portuguese teammate. Cristiano Ronaldo’s  underperformance has been widely criticized both in the domestic league and in national duty since coming back from injury.



United ready to roll

Manchester United are set to turn it up after only accumulating 5 points in their first 4 matches of the season. They currently sit in the bottom half of the EPL table behind Wigan, but expect a climb with the champions set to face struggling teams within the next month. And the only “semi-tougher” competition that awaits them come near the end of October when United face both Everton on the 25th, then West Ham just four days later.

The only difference last season was as United struggled, so did their title rivals, Chelsea. Chelsea have done a great job by giving themselves a good lead early on and are currently 6 points ahead on United. Whether United does decide to change gears from now until at least January, the same thing could be said about Chelsea, who are becoming more and more consistent as the year goes on.

Manchester United should get their stride back this weekend as they host Bolton. The return of Cristiano Ronaldo should provide some renewed energy & strength to an ailing Red Devils side. Ryan Giggs told the UK Sun, “This team is capable of going on a run and winning 10 games on the trot. Hopefully that run has started now and we can carry it on against Bolton on Saturday.”



feelgood goal of the week

Salomon Kalou scores to keep Chelsea’s home unbeaten record alive against Manchester United.



The Skipper Set For United

Mark Halsey’s red card for the Chelsea skipper has been overturned and John Terry will be available to play against Manchester United on Sunday. The red card, which was to ban Terry three domestic games was withdrawn. Manchester United will still be missing their key centerhalf, Nemanja Vidić. The Serbian defender was sent off after receiving two cautions against Liverpool, while Michael Ballack is also set to return for the Blues on Sunday.



Liverpool stuns United

Manchester United VS Liverpool

Anfield | Final Score: Liverpool 2 – 1 Man. United

Man of the Match: Javier Mascherano

Carlos Tévez gave United an early lead in the first half. Dimitar Berbatov drew in the defense inside the right side of the box and sent a beautiful pass across, which was met by the inside of Tévez right foot & into the top-right corner of the goal.

But it was the fumble by Edwin van der Sar that drew the match level before the end of the first half. An awkward ball came bouncing between van der Sar & Wes Brown. The United keeper tried to punch the awkward ball away, but instead punched it against the legs of an incoming Wes Brown, who was also trying to clear the ball.

Liverpool put the game away in the 77th minute. A goal coming from Ryan Babel after yet another poor decision made by United inside the box. Ryan Giggs attempted to try to clear the ball, rather than letting Liverpool have the corner. Javier Macherano flicked the ball away from a stubborn Ryan Giggs, who could only watch Dirk Kuyt take the ball away and pass it to wide-open Babel. Babel’s one-time shot did not connect perfectly with Kuyt’s bouncing pass, but it was enough to give Liverpool the win.

Nemanja Vidić was taken off the game after receiving his second yellow card and will miss the match against Chelsea next weekend.