Perhaps King Kenny can take note and utilise Phil Collins in the next season.". 70 min I don't have a possession flunky by my feet, but to the naked eye it seems Swansea have had a touch more of the ball in the second half. Mike Phelan, as decisive as ever, stands on the touchline, leering at the field of play with his hands outstretched and a 'what's going on'/'what day is this?' This shouldn't be noteworthy, but you know. Leipzig into last four after stunning Atleti. He may well have a decent workout today. Lyon shock City to set up SF meeting with Bayern- two German and two French teams in last four. "It's part of the reason that they conjure up goals exactly when they need them the most. "He was picked by most pundits to be the best value for money deal around even then - and even if he had scored half as many as he has today, he was still the logical pick over a ton of other midfielders in that price range. ... 2011-2012 Barclays Premier League ... Man Utd match Man City's margin of victory, but it is a muted celebration. So, there's no point doing a proper preamble until we know the City score. His corner is headed down by Berbatov to Hernandez, whose smart shot on the turn is deflected over. Here's a stat to cheer him up. Scholes fouls Routledge and wins himself a yellow card and Swansea some time and a free clearance. 7 mins: Swansea attack again after Young gives the ball away, and again it ends with a cross from Tiendalli. It was probably the Swansea fans, but it seemed too loud to be just the away support. 78 mins: United hit the bar again! Swansea have played well in the second half. Vidic appears to be in a scary little world of his own. Thanks for your emails, night. nice work Man Unted….this shows that we are United forever let us continue in the title race, We united never loose hope,let soldier on guyz. Preamble II It's not official just yet, but Manchester City are champions of England for the first time in 44 years*, and what was scheduled to be a football match at Old Trafford has turned into a wake. Anyway, no penalty given. Young cuts in from the left, Carrick slides a straight pass into the penalty area, and the winger's snap shot is turned wide by Vorm. 9 mins: Good work from Swansea – Carrick has the ball on the halfway line, and the home side put no pressure on him at all, but totally block off all possible forward passes. That was a very classy finish. Both Van Persie and Williams – who it turns out booted the ball at the prone striker's bonce from about a foot – are booked. 90 min A nice touch from Brendan Rodgers. The ball slithered between his legs nonetheless, but he recovered to clasp it just before Sinclair poked it into the net. Referee: Michael Oliver. Yep, very true. 3.43pm "Gary Neville is very quiet isn't he?" 85 min Graham stabs a shot straight at De Gea from the right of the box. Did that really just happen? For the record, though, Agüero is leading the field on 13, followed by Michu and Mark Viduka on 12. Within moments half the players on the pitch are crowded around him. In his post-match interviews Sir Alex Ferguson has proved absolutely irate about Ashley Williams' booting of the ball into Robin van Persie's head in the 75th minute. "Also, and this is not entirely related, did you know that Yaya's favourite musicians are Whitney Houston and Celine Dion?". 78 mins: United hit the … Swansea were extremely impressive in that first hour, and deserved no less than parity up to that point, but their fans' reaction to the final whistle showed quite how happy they were to avoid defeat. Leaky. Is that true? 74% - Man Utd's win percentage in Premier League games when Nemanja Vidic plays, compared to 67% when he hasn't. Either that or the United fans are currently chanting "You're getting sacked in the morning" at Sir Alex Ferguson. When that's half cleared, Young's fast cross from the left is flicked on by Scholes and headed over from three yards from Hernandez. He's putting on his best Brave Face, but this will be a sore one, no question about that. Inter take second after beating Atalanta 2-0. He was magnificent, a carpe diem mentality with a ponytail. 24 min A cute straight pass from the impressive Sigurdsson finds Graham, running away from Ferdinand 20 yards from goal, but he doesn't catch his first-time shot properly and De Gea makes a comfortable save. That's the case this afternoon, sort of. 89 min Cleverley gives the ball to Berbatov and keeps running. 61 min Evra's cross is flicked on at the near post by Hernandez, and Valencia's close-range shot is blocked desperately by Taylor. 90'+6'. 81 min Ashley Young is still running round like a madman. United replace Valencia with Hernández, while Swansea bring on Ki Sung-Yueng for Leon Britton. A highly unlikely stat, given his usual goalscoring record. It was a sharp chance, because he had to take it first time and he was under pressure, but you suspect he might have scored last season. "Anyone who though Dyer was a better and safer bet at the start of the season for their fantasy team was clearly not doing their homework," gloats Prateek Chadha. 69 min "I reckon Carroll was listening to Walk Like A Champion by Buju Banton yesterday," says long-lost MBMette Emma Caddy. 58 min Swansea have been much better since half time, with an even share of possession. 67 mins: Van Persie hits the bar! It was also the last game I would be a season ticket … Arsenal lift FA Cup after beating Chelsea 2-1. 27 mins: Phil Jones is booked for a foul on Davies. 29 min Almost two in a minute for United. What should have been one of Sir Alex Ferguson's greatest triumphs has turned into the most embarrassing collapse in Manchester United's history. Oh, Venky's. Full time: Manchester United 2-0 Swansea That was a better game than it might have been in the circumstances, but this is still a Very Bad Day for Manchester United. It all ended with Tiendalli bombing down the right, and his cross zipped across the goalmouth and away for a throw-in. "Rob, Man U have scored nine against Ipswich in 1995," says Damian Durrant. Controversy involving Aleksandar Mitrovic and Emiliano Marcondes. Ferguson has been working with his weakest squad for 20 years, against a palpably superior side, and has had to contend with United's worst run of injuries since 1998. That's the silliest statistic of the day wrapped up. In that context, to get so close to winning the league is an extraordinary achievement – even if it will now be overshadowed by an even more extraordinary collapse. 10 min A good attack from Swansea. He wins the free-kick, but really…. It's 0-0 at half-time. Young Japan defender Yukinari Sugawara scores fine goal in friendly for AZ against Lille. "Simon, I've never understood the point of putting players as small as Britton on the post – if the ball is say two feet under the bar he's not going to reach it," writes Bernard Walsh. Fulham to meet Brentford in the Championship playoff final at Wembley after they beat Cardiff and the latter saw off Swansea in the semi-finals. The rebound comes to Rooney on the left of the six-yard box; he contorts his body to smack the bouncing ball back whence it came, and Vorm bundles it round the post for a corner.
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