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Manchester United 2-2 Fulham: Late drama as United draw

Posted on February 09, 2014  by Stretford-end  in Fulham, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League   6 Comments »
Manchester United 2-2 Fulham: Late drama as United draw
Juan Mata
Juan Mata couldn’t help Manchester United beat Fulham despite setting up the equaliser

In a quite amazing game of football, Manchester United conceded a 94th minute equaliser against a Fulham side, who had led for most of the match. Darren Bent headed home the winner following a parry from David De Gea. Steve Sidwell, who played a major part in the equaliser, opened the scoring when no one picked up his run from midfield and he latched onto Lewis Holtby deep cross.

United then dominated proceedings, despite Fulham nearly scoring on the counter attack just before half time, and were finally rewarded for their efforts when Robin van Persie converted a wayward Juan Mata shot. Two minutes later United were in front, following a left footed strike from Michael Carrick, that took a deflection before leaving a flat footed Stekelenburg helpless.

The home side looked like they’d wrapped up all three points, until Steve Sidwell pounced on soft header from Nemanja Vidic, trying to find Michael Carrick, before playing in Kieran Richardson’s who released a thunderous drive, which was parried away from United’s Spanish keeper into the path of Darren Bent, who headed home to give the visitors a valuable point.

Here we discuss the talking points from the game and welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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Stoke City 2-1 Manchester United: Adam brace sinks United

Posted on February 02, 2014  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Match Reports, Premier League, Stoke City   8 Comments »
Stoke City 2-1 Manchester United: Adam brace sinks United
Stoke City's Charlie Adam scored against Manchester United in the Premier League at the Britannia
Charlie Adam hit a screamer to give Stoke City the win over Manchester United

Manchester United lost to Stoke City for the first time in the league since boxing day 1984, a fixture so long ago, Mark Hughes started up top alongside Frank Stapleton. The defeat heaps more misery on David Moyes, who was defiant after the game exclaiming that United were ‘unlucky’ to lose the match. The visitors lost Jonny Evans early on and Phil Jones just before half time, which meant that Michael Carrick had to shift to centre half alongside Chris Smalling. Wayne Rooney was forced to drop deep in midfield and was unlucky to not find the back of the net from a late freekick following a glorious save from Begovic.

Here we discuss the talking points from the game and welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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Second half goals spark Manchester United recovery

Posted on January 12, 2014  by Bricki  in Man United, Match Reports, Premier League, Swansea City   9 Comments »
Second half goals spark Manchester United recovery
Adnan Januzaj surges past Leon Britton
Adnan Januzaj was a constant torment for Manchester United against Swansea City

Author: Bricki

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After being knocked out of the FA Cup at the hands of Swansea only a week before, United were looking for their first win of the year. The Premier League Fixtures provided a quick opportunity to atone for that loss with the Swans visiting Old Trafford again. Rooney and Van Persie were still absent and Evans was also ruled out. Chris Smalling looked to put his image issues behind him with a solid performance and Danny Welbeck lead the line with support from Januzaj, Kagawa and Valencia. Tom Cleverley was taken out of the firing line with Darren Fletcher coming to provide some steel in the middle of the park.

After a dull first half from both sides with only a Januzaj free kick off the bar providing any sort of excitement, it would take some inspiration from Moyes at half time to dig out a result. A few tweaks of the line up resulted in United starting the second half well, goals from Antonio Valencia and Danny Welbeck resulted in the first 3 points of 2014.

Here we look at the talking points of the game at Old Trafford and invite comments/opinion from both sets of fans.

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Manchester United 0-1 Everton: Moyes loses to old club

Posted on December 04, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Bricki, Everton, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League   10 Comments »
Manchester United 0-1 Everton: Moyes loses to old club
Manchester United vs Everton FC
Manchester United lose at home to Everton for the first time since 1992/93

Author: Bricki

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Manchester United hadn’t even signed Eric Cantona the last time Everton were last victorious in the league at Old Trafford. The Yugoslav Preki danced a merry dance around the helpless Peter Schmeichel to give the visitors a 3-0 win. United went onto lift the league title that season, the first time in 26 long years. It is looking highly unlikely that United will be retaining the title come May, as David Moyes’ men find themselves closer to the relegation zone than to the top of the table.

Bryan Oviedo, who was filling in for Leighton Baines – a summer transfer target for the home side, scored the only goal of the game to push Everton up to fourth place, whilst United linger in tenth position. United were unlucky not to hit the back of the net after Tim Howard saved from Patrice Evra’s header and Danny Welbeck hit the bar.

Here we discuss the talking points of the game and welcome feedback from both sets of fans.

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There’s much to admire about how United stifled Arsenal

Posted on November 11, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Arsenal, Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League, Tactics   7 Comments »
There's much to admire about how United stifled Arsenal
Manchester United v Arsenal - Premier League
Robin van Persie celebrates with his team mates following a superb header against Arsenal.

Author: Doron

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In the aftermath of United’s win over Arsenal yesterday there’s been a lot of attention on a variety of things but maybe not enough on United as a team, a group of players. Arsenal underperformed, resorted to playing long balls more than they’d liked to and didn’t test de Gea – but why?

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Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal: van Persie header closes gap

Posted on November 10, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Arsenal, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League   2 Comments »
Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal: van Persie header closes gap
Robin van Persie scores against Arsenal
Manchester United close the gap on Arsenal after Robin van Persie scored in a 1-0 win

Its had to be him. Manchester United’s leading scorer from last season, Robin van Persie scored again against his old club to close the gap on the league leaders. The current champions could have been eleven points behind the North London club come 5:45pm, had Arsenal continued their impressive away displays, but it was their former captain who had the final say. Wayne Rooney’s superb delivery from a corner was met by the Dutchman at the near post mid way through the first half. A injury to skipper Nemanja Vidic was a blow just before half time, especially considering the dominance the Serb showed against lone front man Olivier Giroud, however Phil Jones slotted in alongside Jonny Evans to continue his impressive development.

Here we discuss the talking points of an extremely important win for Manchester United and welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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Fulham 1-3 Man United: positives with a hint of concern

Posted on November 03, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Fulham, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League   5 Comments »
Fulham 1-3 Man United: positives with a hint of concern

Author: Doron

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There was much intrigue about United’s trip to Fulham – United’s form has been slowly improving whilst Fulham’s has been rather less good which therefore had all the ingredients for a United-style upset. Carrick and Welbeck missed out through injury as Vidic returned in the league and Jones partnered Cleverley in the middle. We welcome comments from both sets of supporters.

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Man United 1-0 Real Sociedad: sign of things to come with some partnerships?

Posted on October 23, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Champions League, Doron, Man United, Match Reports   5 Comments »
Man United 1-0 Real Sociedad: sign of things to come with some partnerships?

Author: Doron

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It’s strange how Europe has so far has been a welcome distraction from the attention that’s come with the side’s league form. Against Leverkusen and Shakhtar United were good and with Real Sociedad coming to Old Trafford, expectations were that United should be winning this one. Moyes made four changes from Saturday with Valencia, Giggs, Kagawa and Hernandez in for Nani, Fellaini, Januzaj and van Persie. We welcome comments from all fans.

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Sunderland 1-2 Man United: Januzaj, de Gea and the engine room

Posted on October 05, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League, Sunderland   17 Comments »
Sunderland 1-2 Man United: Januzaj, de Gea and the engine room

Author: Doron

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Billed as relegation battle by some wanting some ‘bantz’, United’s trip to Sunderland provided a chance to head into the upcoming international break with a renewed sense of positivity and a much needed win. Moyes once again made changes from the midweek game as Jones, Nani and Rooney returned whilst Januzaj was handed his full debut. For Sunderland there were just two changes as Celustka and Roberge came into the team allowing Gardner to move into midfield. We welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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Shakhtar 1-1 Man United: Moyes changes the system and it works

Posted on October 02, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Champions League, Doron, Man United, Match Reports   16 Comments »
Shakhtar 1-1 Man United: Moyes changes the system and it works

Author: Doron

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United went into a tricky away game at Shakhtar off the back of poor domestic form and with the late blow that Rooney got a whack in training on Tuesday and was therefore unavailable. Moyes opted to recall Rafael, Vidic, Smalling, Evra, Valencia, Fellaini Cleverley, Welbeck and van Persie as he made nine changes from the weekend defeat to West Brom. We welcome comments from all fans.

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