Man Utd Beat Chelsea 2-1 to Edge Towards Record Season

May 11, 2011 - by mosesbet · Filed Under iphone betting news Leave a Comment 

Man Utd’s 2-1 destruction against Chelsea at Old Trafford last Sunday practically guaranteed them the season’s title as Ferguson took a bow to his fans at the final whistle.

Two goals from Hernandez (within 38 seconds of kick off) and Vidic (23 minutes) more or less sealed the title for Utd within the first half an hour of the game.  Going in to the dressing rooms at half-time, Chelsea knew that 3 goals would be beyond them since they needed a win in order to move above Man Utd with 2 games to go.

The win for Utd is a record one, since it moves Utd on to the finishing line of surpassing Liverpool’s 18 domestic titles.  The win on Sunday means that Utd only need 1 point from their last two games against relegation strugglers Blackpool and Blackburn in order to guarantee the title.  With Chelsea’s difficult trip away to Everton on the last game of the season, Utd might not even need the single point.

In term of the actual game and result, most people would agree that Man Utd deserved the victory, although getting a goal in front within the first 38 seconds of the game really made life difficult for Chelsea, who needed a win at Old Trafford.  However after the first goal Man Utd were on rampaging form and were irrepressible against a Chelsea side that yet again looked a shadow of the team that was in the 07/08 Champions League Final in Moscow.

Mikel, Drogba, Malouda, Essien and Lampard all failed to make an impact on the game.  And it makes you wonder how on earth a side with this much talent is playing so badly.  The amount of strength, pace and potency in the team makes it astonishing that just a few months ago they were falling flat of a top 4 finish.  Add world-class strikers like Torres and Anelka (who started on the bench) to the mix and the mind really wonders.

Personally, I don’t think it’s possible to blame the form and dynamics of the team without looking at the manager.  Every single TV pundit and manager has already defended Ancellotti.  Afterall, the manager has two Champions Leagues to his name, has previous experiences at Madrid and AS Roma, and even won the double (Premier League and FA Cup) in his first season last year.

However, this season Chelsea have been really poor.  It’s also unfair to blame the manager given the departure of Ray Wilkins back in November, since it wasn’t until then that they started losing games and subsequently losing their lead.  Losses to Birmingham and draws away to Newcastle and Aston Villa all came after this.

But still, Chelsea have had a really poor season by their own standards.  Knocked out of the Champions League in the semi-finals was OK, but too many poor, dizzily performances in the Premier League and early exits from both domestic cups will surely ask questions of the manager.

For Utd, it was a completely different season.  Argued to be a generally weakened Utd team compared to previous generations (missing the flair of the Ronaldo’s, Tevev’s, Beckham’s and Van Nistelrooy’s of the world), this season’s Utd team does have a very strong mentality, experience and the ability to finish games and score.  Plenty of goals from the new Mexican player Hernandez, who has been the bargain of the century for Utd scoring 20 goals so far after arriving for just £6 million, the prodigy of Roonney, top Premier League scorer Berbatov, and cool, attacking wingers in Giggs, Valencia, Park and Nani has made them a team fit for the title


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