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Manchester United vs Everton: 6 Things We Learned

A solitary late strike from Bryan Oviedo was enough to snap Manchester United’s 12-game unbeaten streak, as Everton recorded their first Premier League win at Old Trafford since August 1991.

The defeat spells disastrously for the Red Devils on a day where Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester City reigned victorious in their respective battles.

Here are 6 things we learned from Everton’s stunning victory over Manchester United.

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Manchester United v West Bromwich – Team Sheet

Manchester United

De Gea, Jones, Ferdinand, Evans, Buttner, Nani, Carrick, Anderson, Kagawa, Rooney, Chicharito

Substitutes: Evra, Welbeck, van Persie, Valencia, Fellaini, Amos, Januzaj

West Bromwich

Myhill, Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Yacob, Mulumbu, Amalfitano, Sessegnon, Sinclair, Anichebe

Subsitutes: Daniels, Dawson, Popov, Lugano, Rosenberg, Berahino, Dorrans


The Manchester Derby: Part I

It is only fitting that Manchester City’s unbeaten streak at home would fall to pieces by the hands of Manchester United, in the 164th Manchester Derby, in the 91st minute, with a 3-2 scoreline.

Two first-half goals from the prolific Wayne Rooney sent the away support into raptures, a decorous reward for the fans who had strayed into enemy territory to support their beloved Red Devils.

Some impressive wide play by Ashley Young proved to be enough to allow United to score an early goal against the run of play (with City having procured more possession). Despite the mishit, Rooney’s finish was impressive nonetheless with Joe Hart only able to watch as the ball trickled into his net. Read More…

Reading vs Manchester United: The Seven Goal Spectacle

This is getting ridiculous now.

What should, theoretically, have been a leisurely stroll across the Madejski Stadium against relegation-threatened Reading transpired into a barrage of seven first-half goals. Manchester United managed to retain their league lead but the manner of their 4-3 win was far from impressive. Read More…

Injury Update: Vidic Ahead Of Schedule

Manchester United captain, Nemanja Vidic has resumed full training following a series of ongoing problems with his knee (per The Telegraph) and could make his first appearance since September in United’s midweek Champions League game against CFR Cluj.

Ferguson is reported to have said: “It would be nice for him to play on Wednesday. We are not afraid of that.” Read More…

EPL Week 15: Predictions

Yet another Premier League week in an equally short span of time. Rotation policies will be tested, and fatigue will most certainly be in play.

An equation which may lead to some unlikely results.

Expect the unexpected when Benitez faces a tough away game against West Ham, Dembele/Dempsey meet their former employers at their former hunting ground and two possession-based teams in Arsenal and Swansea collide at Emirates Stadium. Read More…

6 Things We Learned in Manchester United’s 1-0 Win Over West Ham

A mid-week Premier League display saw the Red Devils welcome high-flying West Ham to Old Trafford.

United required only the solitary goal to topple the Hammers’ mighty defence. The 1-0 scoreline in favour of United consolidated their spot at the top of the table, albeit only one point ahead of Manchester City. Read More…

EPL Week 14: Predictions

No breaks this week. With only two days since the last bout of action, the EPL is back with a series of midweek games – good news for football fans.

Redknapp will manage what is, technically, his first game in charge against struggling Sunderland. Liverpool have kept their head above water thus far, struggling in a mid-table and face a tough encounter this week at White Hart Lane.

See Nineteen‘s author predictions for what should be a great Premier League week. Read More…

Back on Top: Have Man United Lost Their Ruthless Aggression?

The grass is green, the sky is blue, Man United are back on top, and what else is new?

That might have been clever, but it is mildly inaccurate. For I have a point to present today that has come to my attention in recent times and really rose to the point of clear recognition on Sunday morning (EDST), Saturday afternoon (GST).

It seemed that many United players were below par; Ashley Young seemed to be MIA, while Paul Scholes looked tired for the majority of his time on the field (before being replaced by Chicharito) and was making reckless challenges and was rightly given a yellow card after what seemed to be at least three warnings from English referee Lee Probert. Read More…