Saturday, August 28, 2010

Man Utd 3 West Ham 0

West Ham started the game reasonably well and had some nice passages of play in the first 15 minutes. In defence they soaked up pressure well, with Parker sweeping up just in front of the back four and Dyer in particular providing a decent outlet down the left wing.

After the first quarter of an hour Man Utd started to threaten the West Ham goal a little more. In the 24th minute a Nani shot from 25 yards had Green flapping a little but he just managed to get his hand to the ball to flick it onto the crossbar.

Unfortunately for West Ham Spector at right back, against a pacey Giggs, looked like an accident waiting to happen. There weren't many West Ham fans I suspect who were surprised when in the 33rd minutes Giggs cut inside and beat the right back and Spector haplessly chased after him before lunging and bringing him down in the box. Rooney stepped up and scored from the spot.

After the goal Man Utd had a couple of chances to stretch their lead. Berbatov shot over from 7 yards. Then with seconds left in the half Nani was played clear into the West Ham area. Green rushed out and luckily Nani somehow managed to scoop the ball over the bar from seven yards to give West Ham some hope going into the second half.

Five minutes into the second half Nani just floated through the West ham defence before shooting and scoring from just inside the West Ham area. In the 53rd minute Rooney was found just inside the West Ham area and looked all set to shoot but Gabbidon did really well with a sliding tackle to win the ball.

In the 56th minute Dyer just clipped the outside of the right hand post from 12 yards after a great lay off from Faubert on the edge of the box. In the 68th minute Nani crossed across the box from inside the West Ham area and Berbatov volleyed the ball into the back of the net from 6 yards at the far post.

In the 82nd minute Noble passed to Parker in the box but Parker shot wide from 8 yards. In the 85th minute Barrera fired high and wide from 30 yards. In the 89th minute Piquionne actually forced a save from Van der Sar from out wide right in the penalty area. Then in the 92nd minute Piquionne headed a corner wide from 7 yards.

Despite some late pressure from West Ham it ended with another 3-0 loss for West Ham. Is anyone sensing a pattern here?


At 7:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

why go to man u and play 4 5 1 when you know you are going to lose why not play a attacking formation and atleast give it a go.
shit player choice should never of played feubert, boa morte, or spector shit shit shit

At 8:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

funk off u muppet. Why go to Man Utd and risk being 5-0 down at half time. No moron, when ur team is conceding too many goals, you do NOT attempt to play a 4-4-2 ,away from home, against one of the best sides in Europe. It may be boring,but u TRY to get through the first 45 minutes without conceding. Then maybe u go 4-4-2 at some stage in the second half. And we were well on our way to getting to the interval level,until Spector's poor decision.

As for selection,we have played a different person at right back in each league game. Which suggests that the right back position shud have been our first priority this summer in the transfer market.
In the meantime, Faubert should be the right back-not Spector,not Tomkins and not Reid.

As for "Brains of Britain's" observation about a "pattern", when the fixture list came out,how many points did you realistically think we wud get from away matches at Villa and Man Utd and a home match against a team that we always struggle against (Bolton)?

Did you really think that all the new signings wud just gel instantly, did you? Do you think that the most important new signing to date,we intended to have get injured before the first game?

Then shut the funk up ,and pass judgement after 2 or 3 months ,and after the window has shut- not 3 games in.

Oh, and what a wise sale that was of Zamora to Fulham . Yet another goal for Zamora today


At 1:23 PM, Anonymous paulo futre said...

well said 8:58. i thought we did well in the first half. gabbidon, noble and parker looked good and when dyer got the ball on the left wing he looked electric. we've seen spector make these clumsy challenges too often now and there was no need to make one anyway as there was another defender there, he really has to go. we defended well other than that in the first half and we will have to again against chelsea. but if it all goes wrong and we lose, don't come on here moaning cos it's just boring

At 1:58 PM, Anonymous MattyG said...

all i will add is that west ham played a little too deep for my liking, asking man u to attack them. Possibly moving forward a little and adding a little more pressure, might have caused man u to make mistakes, make more chances. In all west ham played well until that silly mistake. i hope we can just get points from the Stoke game as i think chelsea and Tottenham will be very difficult games to get points in. Plus we should also have the new boys in as well and should also add something to the team hopfully improving it.

At 3:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A lot of teams will lose worse than 3-0 at Old Trafford. I think we did about as well as could be expected really, no need to panic on that basis.


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