Sunday, January 17, 2010

Man Utd 3 – Burnley 0

As expected Manchester United took three points in the game against Burnley and retained their second position in the league. Spirited Burnley showed some great moves in goalless first half. Van der Sar returned to United and made some good saves in the first half. David Nugent came very close to scoring in the first half. For United Nani showed some good acrobatic stuff and made few attempts on goal.

After goalless first hour, Berbatov made Burnley pay on 64 minutes with a deflected effort before Wayne Rooney dispatched a low drive after Berbatov's shot was saved.

Substitute Mame Diouf headed Antonio Valencia's cross over the onrushing Brian Jensen to seal the game for home side. So the most satisfactory part was the last quarter of the game for Sir Alex Ferguson.

Starting Line Up:

Van der Sar

Neville Brown Evans Evra

Nani Carrick Scholes Valencia

Berbatov Rooney

Overall its always satisfactory if you win a game with such margin, and this was much needed result. More importantly the game brought good stats as Rooney became the highest goal scorer in this season with 15 goals. The other two strikers Berbatov and Mame Diouf scored goals. Nani and Valencia were good at wings and delivered great crosses and some attempts too. Carrick and Scholes did exactly what was needed from them. Van der Sar returned to squad and made good impact on game to add one more clean sheet to his name. Stand in centre backs Brown and Evans were also good in their defensive roles. Neville came upfront at times and as usual Evra gave his best to the game.

Final Score:

Manchester United 3

(Berbatov 64, Rooney 69, Diouf 90+1)

Burnley 0

In another game league leader Chelsea hammered Sunderland 7-2 and remained at the top of the table. Arsenal also won at Reebok stadium.

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