29 August 2010

Match 3: Wayne Rooney finally ends the goal drought against Hammers! HD Highlights

Manchester United 3 - 0 West Ham
Where: Old Trafford, Manchester 
Who Scored? Rooney (33), Nani (50), Berbatov (69).
Wayne Rooney finally ends his 18 hr long drought!

Match Highlights

Manchester United v West Ham United
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A game which saw so many elegant passes, wonderful long balls by Scholes who literally kept the tempo of the game nice and high, lovely volley-driven goal by the Bulgarian Dimitar Berbatov (surely he's gonna make his fans smile), crisp defending by Nemenja Vidic, great possession by the Red Devils and of course not to forget - Wayne Rooney end his 18 hour goal drought at the best stadium in the World - Old Trafford.

In other words, the Red Devils were rock solid today and could have gone on to win 6-0 had the chances been converted into goals. Also we try to respect the visitors unlike Chelsea who like to defeat teams 6-0 or 8-0 as well. Manchester United certainly does respect its opponents!

Talking about the game, it was excellent until Paul Scholes was there who was later substituted for Michael Carrick with 15 minutes still to be played. Scholes really dictated the tempo of the game. After the substitutes were made the game just died down... 

Penalty cool-ly taken
Wayne Rooney was hyped up a lot before the start of the game, the obvious question raised was: Will he score? And he really answered the question 33 minutes after the start of the game with a very cool-ly taken penalty! Giggs was fouled really cheaply by Hammer defender - Spector and the Ref had no doubt in mind while pointing towards the penalty spot. After the Fulham game, it was quite evident who was gonna take the penalty - none other than Wayne Rooney and everybody knows he hardly misses it!

The next goal was scored by Nani at the beginning of the 2nd half who surely increased his confidence after a horrendous penalty miss last weekend at Craven Cottage. Overall, Rooney looked much more composed, much more sharper at the wings and gave loads of awesome crosses into the opponent's penalty box. 

One of Nani's crosses were nicely captured and volley-ed home by the Bulgarian - Dimitar Berbatov. It was one of the best strikes I've ever scene by the Bulgarian, really sweet and accurately timed volley leaving the goal keeper who had a dreadful World Cup - Rob Green! with no chance to save it. 
You can watch the goal in the Sky Sports highlights above.

As far as other chances go, Fletcher nearly scored by a lovely use of curl spin but unfortunately Rob Green made a lovely diving save. Scholes also nearly made it 4-0 from a trademark strike which landed in Green's gloves. All-in-all, it was a great attack by United,, it was nice to see the legendary Scholes-Giggs partnership; Scholes provided some lovely long balls as he does it.

Obviously, he deserved a yellow card for showing off No.9, he doesn't realise there is a bigger on on the back of his tee!

Nemenja Vidic was crystal clear with the defending, he made some lovely timed tackles with no chance of Ref having to think it deserve a penalty. Performances like these make the other clubs want him, but the lad is on a 5 year contract!
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