01 January 2011

Manchester United beats West Brom to start 2011 on a high

Manchester United started their 2011 run on a high beating West Ham by 2-1. Wayne Rooney who had being going through drought with goals since March 2010, made the initial impact in the fourth minute in to play. This wins keeps them on the top of table, and would continue with their exceptional form for the rest of the series and winning the title. This also turned out to be a perfect birthday gift for Alex Ferguson who turned 69 yesterday.
Manchester United started with a bang as Rooney as he opened their account with a header in the third minute. But it was about time when James Morrison also came into play and scored an equaliser in the 15th minute for West Ham, who took shot from 20 yards. The most interesting statistic about the match was that West Bromwich Albion had dominated the game more than the United in terms on possession and shots on target.  They looked a far better team as they were at The Hawthorns, still with these credentials were unable to provide with impact when needed. But it also helped making some criticism away from  Roberto di Matteo, as his team showed awsome spirit throughout the game.
Manchester United must feel lucky that they survived a penalty from the striker Peter Odemwingie to thank for keeping their unbeaten record alive. They were all set the extend lead if they had converted the goal but failed, later Javier Hernandez shone for United in the 75th minute to make unbeatable lead of 2-1.
Hernandez and Rooney starred for the Red Devils
Baggers also kept in the spotlight as Graham Dorrans, who easily kept on making way pass through United defense. His highlight of the game came when he made some swift through the penalty area had was defied by Neville. Also along him Chris Brunt also made some serious impact into the game, who exploited the United alot. With second half into go, West Ham kept on keeping on the pressure, and could have converted when Foy made his point after Ferdinand had clipped off the ankles of Thomas, but failed to make the final blow.substitution
Ferguson also made some intelligent substitutions when he called on Gibson and Hernandez in for Obertan and Berbatov, which proved to be cruicial move which turned in the favour of the Red Devil in the 75th minute. With nine games into the run this season with seven draws and two wins, they are on song with their record in the Premier League


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