Manchester United 1-0 Reading: Rooney goal, Rotation & 15 points

Posted on March 18, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Doron, El Rob, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League, Reading   2 Comments »
Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand sets up Wayne Rooney for Manchester United’s winner against Reading

Authors: Doron & El Rob

Manchester United beat Reading 1-0 with a goal from Wayne Rooney to send the league leaders fifteen points clear at the top, following Manchester City’s 2-0 defeat away at Everton. The game itself was unspectacular, with Sir Alex Ferguson’s squad rotation working as we enter the international break. Reading have only lost out to United by a single goal margin, and yesterday was no different. United did just about enough to win the game, although Reading fans will no doubt feel aggrieved at not winning a penalty when Mariappa was pushed by Vidic in the second half. Here we discuss the talking points of the game and welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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Manchester United vs. Reading match preview & line up

Posted on March 15, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Match Previews, Premier League, Reading   No Comments »
Wayne Rooney is congratulated by Rio Ferdinand
Wayne Rooney scores a brace against Reading in the 4-3 win back in December

Manchester United host Reading at Old Trafford as the two clubs embark in only the 19th fixture between the two teams. United have beaten Reading twice this season. A crazy 4-3 Manchester United victory, with seven first half goals was the first fixture, and more recently – the 2-1 victory in the FA Cup, where Phil Jones picked up an ankle injury. Its top versus bottom and as always we have a cracking view from the opposition, injury news, potential lineup an prediction for the match. We welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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Phil Jones injury update after 2-1 Reading victory

Posted on February 20, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Injuries, Man United, Reading   3 Comments »
Marouane Fellaini and Phil Jones
Phil Jones has been in great form but picked up an ankle injury in the victory over Reading

Manchester United are through to the quarter finals of the FA Cup after a 2-1 victory over Reading at Old Trafford, however Phil Jones picked up an ankle injury as was seen leaving Old Trafford on crutches. Jones, who was excellent in the 1-1 draw in Madrid, rolled his ankle in a tackle on Reading captain Jobi McAnuff and was replaced by Nani just before half time. The versatile youngster will be hoping it is only strained ankle ligaments as United enter the business end of the season.

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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 »
Wayne Rooney is congratulated by Rio Ferdinand
Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand celebrate in Manchester United’s 4-3 victory over Reading.

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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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