Sunday, September 11, 2005

United 1 City 1.

So, we start and end the day above United in the table and keep our impressive start to the season (and unbeaten run) going.
Despite the protestations of Ferguson, it is generally accepted (from both Blues and Reds that I've spoken to) that 1-1 was a fair result.
Ferguson spent some of his post match interview complaining of our defensive outlook and that we had 'parked the team at the 18 yard line', comments which Stuart Pearce took to be of a complimentary nature and countered with his assumption that United would not have too many home games this season where they create so few chances.
I think United's opener had an element of fortune about it, although the defence were sleeping a little and it was extremely harsh on David James, who had made a fantastic initial save to deny van Nistelrooy.
The equaliser itself was slightly scrappy but the end result of a fantastic move started by Cole, and involved Barton, Reyna and Vassell before Joey got the last touch to meg the defender on the line.
Overall, pretty pleased with the point and post-match Pearce was again praising the collectiveness of the team, saying "the spirit in the camp is gaining momentum, they can look at each other and look at the fella beside them and say 'I can trust them and they can trust me.' Once you get that in the team, you'll see the results that you saw today, that resiliance not to get beaten.”
Next game up is Bolton at home next Sunday, which of the course was the corresponding fixture last season which saw the end of the Kevin Keegan reign.
How times have changed....

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2 comments:

Ben said...

Just a shame Andy Cole couldn't beat Van der Sar in the last minute. I'd have loved to have seen Fergie's face at that "ridiculous" scoreline!

Donal Breathnach said...

I am a United fan and I think City deserved more than a point. Van Der Sar's save was brillant though.