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Sorry for not blogging lately but I was busy with school and christmas so I had no time or simply forgot to update.

Because of that here are the latest games:

17.12.  West Ham - Manchester United   1:0 (0:0)

23.12.  Aston Villa - Manchester United   0:3 (0:0)

  • Scorers: Ronaldo '58, '85 ; Scholes '64

26.12.  Manchester United - Wigan Athletic  3:0 (0:0)

  • Scorers: Ronaldo '47, '50 (pen) ; Solskjaer '54

With that the league table looks as following:

1.  Manchester United20162244:11+33   50
2.  FC Chelsea London20144235:15+20   46
3.  FC Arsenal20106437:18+19   36
4.  Bolton Wanderers20113624:16+8   36
5.  FC Portsmouth20105530:18+12   35
6.  FC Liverpool20104628:16+12   34
7.  Tottenham Hotspur2094725:26-1   31
8.  FC Everton2077624:20+4   28
9.  FC Reading2083922:27-5   27
10.  Aston Villa20510522:23-1   25
11.  Newcastle United2074921:23-2   25
12.  FC Fulham2067720:30-10   25
13.  Manchester City2065916:24-8   23
14.  Wigan Athletics20641023:29-6   22
15.  Blackburn Rovers1964919:28-9   22
16.  FC Middlesbrough2056917:24-7   21
17.  Sheffield United20551015:26-11   20
18.  West Ham United20531212:26-14   18
19.  Charlton Athletic20341315:35-20   13
20.  FC Watford19181012:26-14    

29.12.06 21:24

Man Utd 3-1 Man City
Manchester United extended their Premiership lead to nine points with a win over neighbours Manchester City.

Wayne Rooney turned in Cristiano Ronaldo's cross after five minutes and Louis Saha bundled home a second from a Gabriel Heinze cross on half-time.

City lost injured keeper Nicky Weaver, but Hatem Trabelsi pulled one back with a rising drive after 73 minutes.

Ronaldo's late strike sealed the win, before City's Bernardo Corradi was sent off for diving.


PLayers ratings

Van der Sar: The Dutchman was busier than he really should have been but he kept Blues out easily 7

Neville: Looked like he was going to make early exit with injury but ran it off, and kept Vassell quiet for the most part 7

Heinze: The South American relished the derby in defence but didn't get forward much 7

Ferdinand: Had been in total command but didn't halt Trabelsi in his tracks for City's goal 7

Vidic: The giant Serb again did a great job and got his head on everything. Totally dominated Corradi 8

Ronaldo: Thatcher tried to rough him up at times but he never flinched and won the one-to-one battle 7

Carrick: One or two passes were almost goal assists but they were few and far between 6

Scholes: The architect of virtually every dangerous move United made though he did have a couple of defensive lapses 9

Giggs: Played more derbies than anybody on the pitch but this was one of his quietest - only a few real Giggsy moments 6

Rooney: The most dangerous attacker on the field. Not everything came off for him but had plenty of efforts 8

Saha: On the spot for United's second but this was one of the Frenchman's least dangerous games for a while 6


O'Shea (sub Saha 66): Came on to shore things up but City scored! 5


Solskjaer, Fletcher, Silvestre, Kuszczak not used


United: Rooney (5), Saha (45), Ronaldo (84)

City: Trabelsi (72)


United: Rooney (55)


11.12.06 17:57

Middlesbrough 1-2 Man Utd
Manchester United extended their Premiership lead over Chelsea to six points thanks to a Darren Fletcher header at Middlesbrough.

United took the lead when Louis Saha converted the penalty won by Cristiano Ronaldo, who was fouled by Boro keeper Mark Schwarzer.

The home side hit back after the break when substitute James Morrison's low volley found the bottom left corner.

United clinched the win when Fletcher nodded in Ryan Giggs' left-wing cross.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson:
"I think that our away form has been fantastic.

"That's got to be needed because it's such a tight top of the league with ourselves and Chelsea.

"The lads showed great resolution, even when Middlesbrough equalised we were straight back at them and they wanted to win it. That's important."

Man Utd: Van der Sar, Neville, Ferdinand, Vidic, Heinze, Ronaldo (Brown 86), Scholes, Giggs, Fletcher (O'Shea 75), Rooney, Saha.
Subs Not Used: Kuszczak, Evra, Carrick.

Booked: Scholes, Vidic, Saha.

Goals: Saha 19 pen, Fletcher 68.

PLayer Ratings

6 Van der Sar: Only occasional danger to deal with, but did it solidly.

6 Neville: Sound defending unitl he was done like a kipper by Downing.

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7 Ferdinand: Dealt superbly with the potential danger of Yakubu

7 Vidic: An aerial colossus at the heart of United's defence.  

6 Heinze: Pretty solid, but didn't get over the ball to clear the equaliser.

7 Ronaldo: No need to step back inot old ways as he had the legal breaking of 'boro.

8 Scholes: Passing was long and accurate to continually put Middlesbrough on edge. 

8 Giggs: A constant thorn in 'boro's side

7 Fletcher: Industrious display in the engine room, crowned with a well timed run to score the winner.

8 Rooney: His energy and power consistently had his opponents' nerves ends fraying.

8 Saha: Led the line bravely and strongly and the put the Celtic penalty memory to bed 


5 O'Shea: (Fletcher 75) neat and tody effort.

5 Brown: (Ronlado 87) late extra beef in defence


5.12.06 16:33

Man Utd 3-0 Everton
Manchester United maintained their three-point lead at the Premiership summit with a comfortable win.

Sir Alex Ferguson's much-changed side struggled to find rhythm early on, but Cristiano Ronaldo broke the deadlock with a 20-yard finish after 39 minutes.

Everton had no cutting edge and Patrice Evra scored his first goal for United from a tight angle after 63 minutes.

Substitute John O'Shea wrapped up the win with a flicked finish from Evra's cross two minutes from time.

  • Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson:
    "After dropping two points against Chelsea this was an important game for us.

    "I had to make changes because we have got an important Champions League game against Benfica coming up and we couldn't afford injuries and players coming out of the cold to play.

    "Cristiano Ronaldo took his goal well and it was a good strike from Patrice Evra as well. He's a good striker of the ball and he's got real enthusiasm.

    "We have got players to win games, but need a defensive record that wins titles and it was good to get another clean sheet."

    Man Utd: Van der Sar, Neville, Ferdinand, Silvestre, Evra, Fletcher, Carrick (Brown 73), O'Shea, Richardson, Rooney, Ronaldo (Heinze 68).
    Subs Not Used: Kuszczak, Saha, Scholes.

    Booked: Evra.

    Goals: Ronaldo 39, Evra 63, O'Shea 89.

  •  BBC

    Player ratings

    Van der Sar: Routine stuff for the big Dutchman 6

    Neville: No defensive problems and was disciplined in his attacking forages 7

    Evra: Deserved his first United goal for his season's work so far 7

    Ferdinand: Never asked any serious questions by Everton's lacklustre attack 7

    Silvestre: Not started alongside Ferdinand since mid-September but it didn't show 7

    Fletcher: Put in his usual 90-minutes unstinting hard work 6

    Carrick: Didn't really grasp nettle without Scholes but did nothing wrong 6

    O'Shea: Made a few errors but he rescued them himself most times 6

    Richardson: Set pieces were his best chance to shine and he almost got a great reward 6

    Ronaldo: Settled United's nerves with a disciplined performance 7

    Rooney: Two good chances as he strove hard to shove away fan's taunts 6
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    Heinze (sub Ronaldo 67) Rock hard cameo 6

    Brown (sub Carrick 72) Brief midfield role! 5

    Saha, Scholes, Kuszczak not used


    30.11.06 15:44

    Man Utd 1-1 Chelsea

    Ricardo Carvalho's second-half header prevented leaders Manchester United from going six points clear of Chelsea.

    Louis Saha gave United a first-half lead after a wonderful piece of skill, bending the ball past Carlo Cudicini.

    The game developed an intriguing ebb and flow in the second half as Saha twice went close, while Frank Lampard rained in a series of shots in reply.

    And Carvalho earned Chelsea that point when he powered a header past Edwin van der Sar from a Lampard corner.

    If United had the better of the first half, Chelsea were well worth the draw given their impressive second-half display.

     Man Utd: Van der Sar, Neville, Ferdinand, Vidic, Heinze, Ronaldo (Fletcher 86), Carrick, Scholes, Giggs, Rooney, Saha (O'Shea 86).
    Subs Not Used: Kuszczak, Evra, Silvestre.

    Booked: Carrick.

    Goals: Saha 29.


    Player ratings

    Van der Sar: Solid during the isolated moments when Chelsea penetrated 7

    Neville: Helped ensure his England colleague Ashley Cole was the busier defender 7

    Heinze: Sturdy resistance knocked likes of Drogba out of their stride at times 7

    Ferdinand: Hardly let Shevchenko or Drogba get a sight of United's goal but out-climbed for equaliser 7

    Vidic: Felt the illegal force of a few errant arms and elbows but he never flinched 8

    Ronaldo: Always looked to penetrate whenever he was on the ball and his slippery runs caused problems 8

    Carrick: Maybe didn't shine as a creative force but neither did Lampard or Ballack so he did a job 7

    Scholes: Just about shaded it in an star-studded engine room confrontation 7

    Giggs: If he could have enticed a touch on one or two of his supplies he could have been formidable 7

    Rooney: Even some of his brute force couldn't squeeze him past a stubborn Chelsea defence 7

    Saha: After his Glasgow woe his finish was a personal triumph 8


    O'Shea (sub Saha 85) No frills cameo 5

    Fletcher (sub Ronaldo 85) No real chance to get involved 5


    30.11.06 15:39

    Fucking underserved win....

    Celtic 1-0 Man Utd
    Celtic edged through to the knockout phase of the Champions League thanks to a wonderful Shunsuke Nakamura free-kick and a penalty save from Artur Boruc.

    The Japanese star curled a sweet 30-yard strike into the top corner after 80 minutes to brighten what had been a cagey affair.

    Manchester United striker Louis Saha was guilty of a terrible miss when he appeared to assume he was offside.

    And Saha's night got worse when Boruc saved his last-minute penalty kick.

    Man Utd: Van der Sar, Neville, Ferdinand, Vidic, Heinze (Evra 87), Ronaldo, Carrick (O'Shea 87), Scholes, Giggs, Saha, Rooney.
    Subs Not Used: Kuszczak, Brown, Richardson, Fletcher, Silvestre.

    Booked: Scholes.

    Player ratings

    Van der Sar - Had no chance with the goal and had little else to do 6

    Neville - Solid defensively and got forward to good effect 7

    Ferdinand -  A calm presence at the back and his distribution was solid 6

    Vidic - Harshly penalised for free-kick which led to goal and otherwise solid 6

    Heinze - His usual combative self without causing many problems going forward 6

    Carrick - Knitted United's dominant midfield play together 7

    Scholes - Started brightly but faded 6

    Giggs - Looked dangerous in the first half but went missing after the break 6

    Ronaldo - A constant threat down the right and his direct running, especially in the second half, was dangerous 7

    Rooney - A couple of useful efforts and put Saha through for a good chance late on 7

    Saha - Missed one good chance and then the penalty 5


    Evra - No time to make an impact

    O'Shea - No time to make an impact

    23.11.06 16:19

    Sheff Utd 1-2 Man Utd
    Wayne Rooney scored twice as leaders Manchester United came from behind to beat Sheffield United.

    The Blades took a surprise lead when Keith Gillespie headed in Derek Geary's cross against his former club.

    But Rooney hauled the visitors level when he coolly found the net from a Gary Neville cross.

    Rooney won it on 75 minutes when he drilled in Patrice Evra's cross before Cristiano Ronaldo hit the crossbar and then blazed over from just three yards.

    Man Utd: Van der Sar, Neville, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra (Heinze 80), Ronaldo, Carrick, Scholes, Giggs, Rooney, Saha.
    Subs Not Used: Kuszczak, O'Shea, Fletcher, Silvestre.

    Booked: Giggs.

    Goals: Rooney 30, 75.

    Att: 32,584



    Van der Sar: Sheffield goal took him by surprise and everything else he had to do was routine 6

    Neville: Up and down the line with great purpose but should have scored early for Reds 7

    Evra: Failed to pick up Gillespie for goal and crossing was questionable until great effort for Rooney winner 5

    Ferdinand: Only really had Hulse to worry about and Vidic looked after him 6

    Vidic: Boot and head on everything that came his way and kept United solid 7

    Ronaldo: Some extravagant trickery almost came off and was always a danger - except from five yards! 7

    Carrick: With Scholes off colour he had chance to shine. Played some smart stuff 6

    Scholes: His least effective game of a fantastic season so far. Can't be great all the time! 5

    Giggs: Caused the Blades untold problems when he got up a head of steam 7

    Rooney: Every touch he had posed a difficulty for Sheffield and two great strikes 8

    Saha:His touch let him down on occasions but he did battle hard 6


    Heinze (sub Evra 81): Untroubled cameo 5

    19.11.06 20:28

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