Birmingham City 1-1 Manchester United
Berbatov 58' Bowyer 89'
St Andrews, City of Birmingham Stadium
|Finding the net often these days- A happy Dimitar Berbatov|
Talking about the game, it was really a low-tempo match with the game opening a little bit towards the end. Berbatov stole the show with yet another blazing goal, thanks to a sleek assit with midfielder Darron Gibson who was rather deployed a defensive role in today's game. It seemed as if Wayne Rooney was instructed to play on the flanks and the strategy proved to be quite effective.
Darron Gibson was replaced for Ji Sung Park who is away to Qatar for international duty as his team S.Korea takes part in the Asian Cup. It is speculated that Park will quit international football after this tournament is over, much like Ryan Giggs and Berbatov have done. This was the only change made by Fergie as he opted not to give rest to the squad he played 48 hours ago in a 2-0 win over Sunderland.
The game started off with a few nervy clearances by Rio Ferdiand. But gradually picked up as Anderson easily found Rooney on the flanks and Berbatov mastered with his brilliant skill work. The main highlight of the 1st half was the Ryan Giggs' shot deflected off the goal post brushing off Ben Foster's gloves in the 18th minute. It was a really close save and had that gone in, United may have grabbed all three points tonight.
|Berbatov celebrates the goal with Wayne Rooney and a fan, is he the same Irish soul from Rangers game?|
|Lee Bowyer's last minute equaliser|
Next game is happening next year as United take on West Home away at 12.45 KO. Let's hope United doesn't produce another draw.