Manchester Utd Win Community Shield; UK Riots May Delay Premier League Opening Fixtures

August 10, 2011 - by mosesbet · Filed Under sports news Leave a Comment 


Manchester United came from 2-0 behind to beat local rivals Manchester City 3-2 in the 94th minute of extra time in the Community Shield at Wembley.

The final was really split into three different havles as Man Utd dominated the opening half an hour or so until Manchester City scored two quick-fire goals out of no where within the last 7 minutes of the first half.  Sir Alex Ferguson responded by making two changes at the back, bringing on new recruit Phil Jones and Johnny Evans to replace Ferdinand and Vidic for the second half.

The substitutions worked beautifully as Chris Smalling narrowed the deficit to 2-1 in the opening 6 minutes of the second half.  An absolutely stunning piece of team work and passing by Rooney, Cleverley, Ashley Young and Nani made it 2-2 on the 58th minute, and a last minute clearance from Rooney in the 94th minute allowed Nani to dibble past Joe Hart one-on-on to slot home the winner.

Throughout the game, Man Utd looked a whole world above Manchester City.  Their slick one-touch passing, possession and agility made them look far superior to what was petty much a poor performance from Manchester City.  Throughout the match, City just looked tired, lugubrious and lacked creativity everywhere on the pitch. The two goals that City scored were caused by errors by Utd’s defence rather then any sense of virile attacking partnership upfront.  Dzeko’s 30 yard shot from outside the area should never have got past Utd’s new 22 year old keeper David De Gea, with the shot fired halfway between the middle and left post of the goal.

Sneijder Could be Going to Man Utd

Holland International and Inter Milan winger Wesley Sneijder told Sky Sports News that he had received an unofficial offer from Man Utd and that he was eager to move to Old Trafford.

Although no official bid has been confirmed by either club, Sir Alex Ferguson was eager to sign the Dutch midfielder back in July and has always stated more signings are a possibility this summer.  With the Premier League set to open this weekend (subject to UK riots), Sneijder could provide the perfect replacement for Paul Scholes who retired at the end of last season.

 

Premier League Opening Fixtures Could be Delayed by Riots

The riots in the UK could cause this week’s opening Premier League fixtures to be delayed as security concerns over the resource of policemen is raised.

Riots across London, Liverpool, Birmingham and Nottingham have displaced various police resources across the country.  The Premier League will decide this Thursday whether the opening fixtures will go ahead or not.

Tonight’s England International friendly against the Netherlands at Wembley was also called off because of limited police resources and security concern from the FA.

 

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