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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 3-1 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

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


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