A fair result to fair tie.Manchester United winning this one without putting the best of efforts.Fulham still longing for their first away win as they were left petrified by Ronaldo at OT.
First goal coming a bit early for Fulham to settle on their ground.Ronaldo striking the ball in air as Fulham defense effortlessly left the ball in their goal area from a Ryan Giggs corner.Rooney was back on track.Not one those come back performance but like i said a fair result and so was his comeback.Tevez was a bit unlucky in this match.Missed few of the real time chances like the early ball from Anderson which was headed on sides of the post.Giggs was as usual in his vintage performance no real errors from him.
Defense starting in the same usual way but was replaced substitutions in second half.Evra was taken off in first minute of the second half in place and was replaced by John O’Shea.O’Shea was playing off the position from his normal defensive position.O’Shea worked hard on wings which was finally paid off by Ronaldo.Second goal came from combined efforts of Ronaldo and O’Shea.Ronaldo striking the second goal after O’Shea playing on of the perfect crosses of night.Ronaldo in urge to complete is hat-trick was booked as referee considered him for diving in penalty area.United conquered an easy win at Trafford as they move back to second position.
Hargreaves and Anderson as usual with decent balls and passes.Hagreaves ended playing is last minutes as right defense.This shows the quality of this man.Well can play in any part of ground.Tevez a bit unlucky but hardworking.Ronney with a fine comeback and Ronaldo in sublime form.Ferguson was still fuming this for booking Ronaldo for diving.FA wont think to take any serious actions with this but Ferguson will.I think he still says that he has never been pleased with FA when they don’t penalize refree for wrong decisions. :)
United are sailing on second position as Arsenal(1st) and Liverpool(4th) still having one game in hand .
Man of the Match:Cristiano Ronaldo
Man Utd: Van der Sar, Brown, Ferdinand (Carrick 75), Vidic, Evra (O’Shea 46), Ronaldo, Hargreaves, Anderson, Giggs, Tevez, Rooney (Saha 71).
Subs Not Used: Kuszczak, Fletcher.
Booked: Vidic, Ronaldo.
Goals: Ronaldo 10, 58