Hi all, it is almost that far again. It’s now 15.26, in around 30 minutes we’ll cover the home game against Spurs live on this site. The site will reload every 10 seconds during the game.
Any predictions from you before we start? I am loyal and stick to my almost traditional prediction now and say 3 – 0. Tevez, Scholes and Giggs.
Berbatov fit for Spurs.
I’m out here, see you later, guys.
94′ FT! 1-0. Nani wins us the first 3 points this season and that with what certainly will be the goal of the week. Poor Jol, Spurs fought hard, but we scored and won. And we had the upperhand over the whole game.
94′ Berbatov offside.
93′ Bale effort, bad pass, no one coming there and Owen clears.
Rio wins the ball, Nani gets launched, but Zokora obstructs and Nani can’t control 100%. Spurs breaking out after clearance by Robinson.
No danger this time.
Nani – Giggs – Brown – Fletcher – Scholes – vidic – Brown – Owen – changes to Nani Chimbonda wins the bal. 2 minutes now.
Nani – Scholes – Giggs – nice touch to Scholes but cleared – Giggs again but powerless. Free kick for Robinson.
90′ 4 minutes injury time
89′ Eagles wins the ball and obtains a throw in. We needed that to get some air.
88′ Rio – Owen brilliant pass to Fletcher – Evra – Eagles. Owen far off.
Midfield belongs to Spurs now. Giggs gives us some yards. 5 Minutes to go.
The game is open now, Spurs pressing but we stand.
Long dumb free kick from VDS, throw in for Spurs.
84′ Ferdinand obtains free kick. Now we might reorganize.
83′ Rocha off for Zokora.
Great position play of Evra, but wasa offside there!
Vidic gives corner away. Spurs pressure. VDS clears again.
81′ We play sloppily in the midfield. Foul against Fletcher for late tackle on Gardner.
Bale effort. Rio comes in time. Throw in for us.
What a control by Berbatov. Nice shot! Off tho. But damn, that was close!
77′ Tevez out, Fletcher in. Bale takes free kick, shot blocked and a correct tackle by Scholes.
Foul on Berbatov. Free kick jsut outside of the box for Spurs.
75′ Changes for Spurs: Keane off, Defoe in & Lee off for Tarabt. Tarwho?
73′ Owen – Brown – Scholes – Brown – Scholes again – Giggs – Vidic – Owen – Vidic – Evra – Giggs on Tevez. Schoulder check in the box by Chimbonda. Giggs goes down after check by Gardner.
71′ Scholes changes side. Nani obtains throw in.
What a strike. Updating that score badge was a relieve! I think now we’ll see more goals today!
68′ Scholes – Owen on speed – Eagles – Nani Nani Nani!!! What a brilliant 35 yards strike!!!
Tevez, Nani following. Robinson! Tevez!!! Cleared on the line by Jenas.
65′ We need to find our rhythm again. Right at the moment … Berbatov again! Wins over VDS, Brown clears this time!!!
Ooooh…. VDS again! Rio cleared on the line!!! Don’t think that was a foul by Vidic and when it was outside the box. Great effort by Berbatov tho.
62′ Nani obtains another free kick. Yellow for Huddlestone.
Nani gets the foul. Scholes – Vidic – Owen – Scholes – Nani, tackled by Chimbonda. Evra – Nani – Scholes – Tevez – Rio – Eagles – Owen again. Scholes almost found Tevez there.
59′ Corner cleared by VDS.
Chimbonda clear for Evra before Evra can pit genuine pressure. Ball loss Rio. Corner for Spurs
58′ Scholes working hard in the midfield, but Tottanham manage to win the ball. Looking for Berbatov, backheader Vidic to VDS
Carrick out, Eagles in.
55′ Rough challenge Nani on Chimbonda. Free kick for Spurs.We got away well there, because that header should have gone in!
Luckily Spurs aren’t too dangerous today, even not from set pieces. We need to find our game back, last 5 minute were poor.
Com’on ye Reds!!!
53′ Yellow card for Rio after too short pass from Carrick.
53′ Scholes, pass on Tevez too hard. Throw in for Spurs
Keane – Owen – Evra – Giggs, Bale wins ball. Spurs forwrd now. Cross almost on Berbatov’s head, cleared by Vidic. Chimbonda off target.
51′ Berbatov foul on Vidic.
49′ Owen – Carrick – Rio – Vidic – Evra – Owen … Evra wins ball back.
47′ Giggs corner, cleared by Jenas in front of Vidic. Foul on Malbranque
Deep pass Carrick on Brown. Corner won by Brown
And there we go again with our game. Pressure and looking for the whole in the Spurs organisation.
46′ ManU 2nd HT kick off. No changes so far.
What will happen now? We still haven’t found the net at OT this season and we haven’t played out a genuine chance either today. Right now I see 2 options: whether we score early in the 2nd half and then the party starts and many goals will follow. The other scenario reminds me of last week.
45′ Half time. 0-0. We control the game, Spurs are fast to go forward when they win the ball, but most of all they are solid at the back. What a suprise from Spurs!
44′ Fair tackle Chimbonda on Evra. Nice work. Corner for us. Evra attempt off target. 2 Minutes injury time.
Hard challenge on Evra there.
41′ Foul Giggs on Lee. Yellow. Tackle from behind, but looked clean tho.
40′ Rio – Scholes – Carrick, finds Tevez…. Owen – bad pass but good effort and Owen gets the ball back. We play too much through the middle at the moment.
38′ Scholes – Carrick – Nani. Too sharp, off target.
Forward again. Carrick – stupid ball loss Evra. Malbranque to Berbatov but too long pass. VDS.
37′ ManU again going forward. Lee cleares… against Scholes. We are just waiting for ‘it’ too happen. Can’t take too long anymore before we find that hole.
Tackle Evra -, Tevez – Nani -Evra again – Giggs. Spurs close on the ball. Tey look like Italian City at the back right at the moment.
34′ Huddlestone attempt. Was a little too weak.
Vidic tackle on Chimbonda who could run in the box totally alone, but Vidic recovered.
31 ‘Rio – Scholes – Giggs – Rio – Tevez – Nani. Good pressure, but Spurs are concentrated at the back.
29 ‘Giggs – Tevez 1-2, but Giggs still isn’t really awake today. Foul by Owen
Hargreaves impeccable again in the midfield.
28′ Offensive foul by Berbatov. Long ball Rio, but just too deep for Tevez.
26′ Offside Bale. Quick free kick. Tevez. Finds Owen, passes to Scholes. Just over. That was a great play and chance.
Dangerous play of Nani.
24′ Another corner for us, headed away. ManU pressure.
Pressure game of ManU. Will we find the goal now? Carrick…. Carrick!!! Just of target. That was close!
Tevez effort. Another throw in.
Owen now. Scholes, Rio, Tevez cross. Throw in for us.
22′ Vidic – Nani in real Ronaldo style and also runs dead on a defender too.
Weak corner, via via in the feet of Owen, shoots. Deflected, ball lands in front of Rio. What a great try and what a save!
Fast game, down the pitch. Corner for ManU now.
Saved by Vidic. Sliding in Berbatov’s feet. He could have finished there.
Oh my VDS! Ball down the line, hits corner flag and VDS kick out.What was that ‘control’ Throw for Spurs
19′ Berbatov going down the line. Evra tackle – Hargreaves – Scholes.
Don’t know what Giggs did there, but time for him to wake up. Spurs are very fast on the ball. We need to stay concentrated at the back.
Foul Nani. That was a almost Scholes-tackle!
14′ We seem to have problems connecting with the forwards, but that is rather logic in this high paced game. Expect soon something to happen at OT.
We got away well there. Free kick for VDS.
12′ Solid effort by Bale. Won a corner for Spurs
This is Utd as we know it, defense plays almost on the midfield line.
11′ Looking to find a hole in Spurs organisation.. Scholes – Tevez – Nani cross. Giggs didn’t get that one correctly.
9′ Ferdinand and Brown solid as usual, Spurs will have problems to break through. We are starting to control the midfield now.
Carrick trying with deep passes again, but they seem a little too deep. Tevez in his usual fighter style puts pressure on defense every time.
7′ Brown solid in defense.
What a pass from Carrick. Just a little deep for Tevez!
6′ Carrick playing very withdrawn. Does that mean we’ll see Brown and Evra go deep often today?
5′ Looks like we’ll see an attractive and very fast game today.
3′ Finally ball for us. and Spurs retract immediately in their third! Attempt from Giggs. Over
First two minutes for Spurs, we are running after the ball.
Immediately an effort by Berbatov to Keane, after bad pass from Nani- cross bar saved us!
1′ Kick off, Spurs won the toss
15.55 Here we are, no changes in our line up after last weeks game: EVDS, Brown, Rio, Vidic, Evra, Carrick, Hargreaves, Scholes, Nani, Giggs, Tevez