Chelsea pulls valuable points at Stamford bridge after putting United down with 2-1.
The match didnt work for us from start.United players were all around.Not at all the team who went scoring 16 goals in 4 games.Going 4-5-1 after talking all shits of taking Chelsea.. that was indeed the painful to watch .
Chelsea right from start did look for business.The attack was right on from first minute.While their players masterfully positioning themselves,United standing dumb everywhere.The only man hanging at Chelsea half was Rooney.And that too he finally thought of switching with Giggs after staying alone for hours.He though did come back at center again but it looks like he’s more attracted with wings.
As Chelsea’s mid-field duo,Ballack and Essien kept hitting at United’s wall it was only matter of minutes that we could shatter down.And it looked more certain after Vida recieved a nasty blow from Drogba’s knee.His broken teeth had to surely go in vain as United giving a terrible display after his departure.Hargo was brought in place of Vida and thats when things started to turn wrong for us.Hargo was clumsy at times and never looked to play free.He was constantly pressed by Ballack and Drogba which finally started paying United the price.
Chelsea came with an expected goal in late first half,after Drogba guiding an inch perfect cross to Ballack with he made no mistake passing it through Van De Sar.Fletcher and O’Shea only mere viewers watching how ball was flying over their head.Was a dismay to watch and only realizing how important Vida’s to the team.
Second half i thought would be full of promise and vengeance for the Chelski’ players.We did started with positive tempo in our early periods but then the fuel started to burn out.Chelsea were looking better with the ground and another from blues was expected.But a small mishap provided United what they were looking for.
Ricardo’s back pass slipped into Rooney’s path which he handled with ease and scored United’s only goal.It wasn’t hard earn but a gift from Blues.But Scoring against Cech always make a goal special.Soon after Rooney stroke the ball,his pain with hips became intolerable and got a seat at bench. Fergie’s came of with substitution removing the striker and the best United player(Anderson for O’Shea and Rooney for Ronaldo).
It didnt look at like a plan.He was the only guy who kept one-on-one with Chelsea guys and damn Fergie went on removing him.It was sick to watch but yeah we had to continue.Taking of mid-field and pulling a defense did looked a negative way of ending the game.But the soccer devils didn’t look this as a fair way to tie knots.Chelsea’s pressing continued over United.Minor tackles were seen more option and the frustration of constant counter attacks was cracking United.It was all looking to end up as a draw and i too thought of going to toilet after holding it more than 20 minutes :P (that was hard time for me too).
And as i made myself comfortable to my seat again,i saw Ballack getting easy with penalty spot.Later the replays showed how Carrick’s delicate hands caught the ball and a straight penalty was awarded by linemen.Our men kept debating even EVDS getting a yellow, and still Ballack went on scoring it.Chelsea went up again second time for night and we only watched them dancing all the way.It went on so irritating for us that even our most calmest and coolest guys had to broke.Ferdinand and Hargo both getting a yellow after breaking in a quarrel with Mikel and Party.
The final whistle blew and there was hardly any hand-shakes seen.Ballack scoring two goals was surely a deserving MOM. The game was another misery to our last 5 games.It was same game play what we saw at Nou Camp,the only thing here was that we didn’t even get a point to relish the game.Tough times going with United,same which Arsenal went through and finally broke to rule themselves out of the race.Lets hope the remaining two works well for us..
Other Match Facts:-
Nani:-Trying to be a Ronaldo replica is working for him.Though he does have pace and over raging confidence he still misses a lot what Ronny has built inside him.It was not rocket science for Ronaldo to start scoring goals and free-kicks for long range.He has been working hard for last 3 years with United and thats how he gets over there.Had Nani not been selfish and passed well during counter attacks United could have done better.
Giggs:-I think he has lost it.Well its hard to write cause its coming from a real time Giggs fan.He’s only now a substitute player.He can’t compete with youth anyhow.Fergie should now understand the importance of personal favors to team favors.I cant elaborate more on that.
Its a must win for our remaining two games.The first one facing with Barca stands above all.Winning over here puts us on edge psychologically.Win over Barca and we win both lose against Barca and we lose both.