Monday, November 8, 2010

On the Recap: Weekend Braces

Single-handedly kept MU title challenge alive
Saturday
Three not so fantasy favourite player scored a brace on Saturday to cap another entertaining first part of the weekend. Asamoah Gyan carried the attacking burden with ease without Darren Bent for Steve Bruce's men (Sunderland won 2-0 against Stoke and Shawcross saw red). Kevin 'One Cap' Davies punished tired Spurs side as Owen Coyle showed that his team were better than Inter Milan at least (Bolton edge Tottenham in a thriller 4-2). Man of the match, Park Ji Sung took his rare first team chance to the fullest and his second goal proved a winner in a tight match against Wolves. Do we need Nani now? Wolves only goal scored by Sylvan Ebanks Blake. (Latest news; Nani confirmed out by Sir Alex for the Tevez reunion)

Yoyo team Wigan lost in a game that they have a chance of winning. Former teammate Jason Roberts scored the winning goal as Nzogbia also starred by scoring one. Morten Gamst Pedersen scored a beautiful free kick goal for Blackburn's first. Fortunately, Birmingham came from behind after conceding two goals against West Ham to deny the away side first away win. Liam Ridgewell again stroke the equaliser to salvage a point for the home team. Seamus Coleman scored the 2nd equalising goal for Everton after Blackpool surged ahead with two goals by Nile Eardley (who?) & David Vaughan. Super Tim Cahill headed the first equaliser. Chasing Dempsey's points last week was irrelevant (they got two away assignments next though) after Fulham could only draw with striker-less Villa. Brede Hangeland equalised in the 94th minute after a Marc Albrighton goal.

Sometimes you get punished when you get too cocky
Sunday
So Gameweek 11 ended with all the captain choices got a solitary point (esp Fabregas, Nasri, Chamakh & Drogba); A very rare phenomenon. Quite disappointed with Arsenal's men honestly whereas investments in them proved to be fatal (very serious word this one). Hope that Wolves will punish them next. Barton got a rare assist for Andy Carroll winning goal and even their defenders got a cleanie at the formidable Emirates. Their players were good bench material when all the big guns crocked. 

Nevertheless, two new entries joined our so called 'almost hat trick' exclusive club and managed to halt both Chelsea & WBA impressive run. Forgotten hero; El Nino scored two against the mighty Chelsea and the manager decision to drop Drogba revealed some complacency issues. As a result, MANU gained ground on them to make the title quest more interesting. They should come back strong in their upcoming home fixtures. Second 'brace men' came from none other than 23-years old cum 23-million pound Mario Balotelli. He scored two quick fire goals and rewarded his performance by a nice sent off at The Hawthorns. The sent off came too soon as I predicted it will happen in the upcoming derby. You are a true lucky guy, Sir Alex.

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