Man City 2-3 Man United: perfect tactics, superb performers, and a six point gap

Posted on December 10, 2012  by Stretford-end  in Doron, Man United, Manchester City, Match Reports, Nik, Premier League, Sleepy Nik   5 Comments »
Manchester United celebrate in front of the United fans after Robin van Persie’s goal

Author: Sleepy Nik and Doron

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It wasn’t just to be any old derby match – United’s visit to City would hold huge value to the fans after last season’s goings on. Even going into the game the signs were that a result would be big heading into the busy Christmas period – United held a three point lead over City but the blues were unbeaten in the league and had a very impressive record at home. Ferguson was able to call on Cleverley and Valencia who had both been doubts whilst City had Silva fit and Mancini opted for Balotelli over Tevez. Here we discuss the talking points of the game and welcome contributions from both sets of fans.

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Reading 3-4 Man United: substitutions, technology, and form

Posted on December 04, 2012  by Stretford-end  in Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Reading   4 Comments »
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Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand celebrate in Manchester United’s 4-3 victory over Reading.

Author: Doron

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United went to Reading on Saturday afternoon knowing that Chelsea had lost, Arsenal had lost, and Man City had drawn – a win would open up a much-needed three point gap ahead of next weekend’s game against the current champions. If there was one surprise in United’s team selection, it was that Fletcher could his second league start in a week whilst the goalkeeper tombola kept turning over. Here we discuss the Talking Points from the game and welcome comments from both sets of supporters.

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Man United 1-0 West Ham – persistence with personnel and system required

Posted on November 29, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League, West Ham   2 Comments »

Robin van Persie celebrates scoring against West Ham

Author: Doron

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United once again had to launch ‘project comeback’ against QPR at the weekend – results meant that United would go into the midweek games top of the league despite a far from convincing season thus far. Opponents, West Ham, have had a very good start to the season, aided by a kind fixture list. They shouldn’t be taken lightly though, Big Sam has a knack of getting the most out of players and knows how to grind out the points. We welcome comments from both sets of supporters.

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Manchester United 3-1 QPR Talking Points

Posted on November 25, 2012  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Man United News, Match Reports, Queens Park Rangers   4 Comments »
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Darren Fletcher scores Manchester United’s second goal in the 3-1 win over QPR

Author: Bricki

Manchester United again came from behind to claim all three points at Old Trafford against bottom club QPR. United went 1-0 down to a Jamie Mackie strike, before relying on Evans, Fletcher and Hernandez to finish the game. We were lucky enough to have a great ‘view from the opposition’ in our QPR match preview on Friday, which you might find interesting. Here we discuss the Talking Points from the match and welcome comments from both sets of fans.

Bricki also blogs on The Running Fella.

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Norwich City 1-0 Man United – perfect tactics beat insipid Reds

Posted on November 18, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Norwich City, Premier League   12 Comments »

Anthony Pilkington heads past Anders Lindegaard to score for Norwich City

Author: Doron

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Man City went top at lunchtime on Saturday as Chelsea lost at West Brom. It meant that United knew they’d have to win at Carrow Road to ensure they ended the weekend as the league leaders. Norwich had famously beaten United at home in 2005 and this season they’d conquered Arsenal – despite what the TV pundits thought, this was never going to be a simple victory for the Reds. We welcome comments from both sets of supporters.

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Aston Villa 2-3 Manchester United – Villa’s tactics come so close to working

Posted on November 12, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Aston Villa, Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League   10 Comments »
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Manchester United beat Aston Vila 3-2 at Villa Park having been two goals down

Author: Doron

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Despite playing in the late game on Saturday, United knew they could go four points clear at the top with Chelsea and Man City playing in tough games on Sunday. United’s record at Villa Park is famously good – a traditional football stadium with a good atmosphere. Villa’s youthful team would have other ideas though and are trying to get away from the bottom quarter of the table. We welcome comments from both sets of supporters.

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Manchester United 2-1 Arsenal: rivalry put on hold

Posted on November 05, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Arsenal, Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League   5 Comments »

Patrice Evra scores for Manchester United against Arsenal in 2-1 victory

Author: Doron

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After a double-header against Chelsea, United faced another London-based side as Arsenal came to Old Trafford. It’s early in the season but Arsenal are already off the pace set by United, Chelsea and City – a defeat would only reassert that a title challenge will probably not happen this year. For United, there was a chance to go top with Chelsea playing at Swansea later in the day. We welcome comments from both sets of supporters.

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Chelsea 5-4 Manchester United: Anderson, atmosphere, youth and penalties

Posted on November 01, 2012  by Stretford-end  in Chelsea, Doron, League Cup, Man United, Match Reports, Youth   11 Comments »
Manchester United draw level as Eden Hazard scores a penalty for Chelsea
Manchester United concede in the last minute as Eden Hazard scores a penalty for Chelsea

Authors: Stretford_End and Doron

Manchester United and Chelsea were again involved in another thrilling encounter, with the London club advancing to the next round of the League Cup. Chelsea came back three times to draw level in normal time, whilst taking the advantage in extra time after the introduction of Eden Hazard and Oscar. United fielded a mix of players, although at right back Rafael was the most experienced player in the United defence – with Wootton, Keane and Buttner making up the other three positions. Here we discuss the main talking points from the game and welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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Manchester United 3-2 Braga Talking Points

Posted on October 24, 2012  by Stretford-end  in Champions League, Man United, Match Reports   4 Comments »
Javier Hernandez header versus Braga
Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez scored a header against Braga in United’s 3-2 victory

Authors: Nik and Stretford_End

Manchester United beat S.C. Braga 3-2 having fought back from two goals down after Alan scored two first half goals for the Portuguese. Javier Hernandez scored two headers in between a Jonny Evans equalizer. Sir Alex Ferguson opted for a 4-4-2 diamond, however the withdrawal of Shinji Kagawa saw the introduction of Luis Nani, which gave United width in a more traditional 4-4-2 as Wayne Rooney moved to the left flank. Here we discuss the talking points from the game and welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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Man United 4-2 Stoke City – excitement, maturity and a genius

Posted on October 21, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League, Stoke City   7 Comments »

Michael Owen shakes Wayne Rooney’s hand

Authors: Stretford_End and Doron

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Normal football interrupted the international break and Stoke visited Old Trafford to try to end a barren run of results in the red part of Manchester. United’s last game had seen them win confidently at Newcastle but many days had passed since then and plenty of players have been with their countries so while on paper this looked like a home-banker, things are never that simple. With Chelsea winning at Spurs in the early kick off the pressure was on United to get the win and keep the gap at just four points. We welcome comments from both sets of supporters.

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