Tuesday, January 24, 2012

United trimmed Opportunities champions Arsenal

LONDON - Manchester United again showed their superiority over Arsenal. After the cannon squad embarrass London at the beginning of the season, United now go back to Arsenal bowed sluggish on its headquarters, with a narrow victory 2-1.
Duel of both teams at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday (22/01/2012) night, was held tough in the first 20 minutes. Both teams get more involved battle in midfield and has not created a dangerous opportunity. United's defensive crisis even have lost one beknya, Phil Jones to injury in the 17th minute and replaced by Rafael Da Silva.
United had to give a serious threat in the 34th minute. Patrice Evra to penetrate into the penalty box and give feedback to the direction of Nani. The Portuguese winger was immediately greeted with a horizontal kick led to the near post, but can still be blocked by Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.
Three minutes later, the United fans had roared saw bomber dropped its flagship Wayne Rooney in the box forbidden. However, referee Mike Dean did not see the incident as a violation of the appropriate penalty was rewarded.
Not long ago, Gooners-Arsenal title-back made anxious, after Nani successfully pushed into the penalty box. Unfortunately, the execution of a narrow angle Nani not meet the target. Kick wide.
Arsenal also had to create opportunities in the 43rd minute, through Tomas Rosicky. Unfortunately, Ceska Republic midfielder kick from outside the box is still sideways to the goalkeeper Andres Lindegaard.
When the public thought the first half would end goalless, United made a breakthrough with the opening goal. Cross, Ryan Giggs had gored Antonio Valencia at the far post and not dammed Szczesny. United had closed the first half with the score 1-0.
Entering the second interval, Arsenal, who did not want to re-swallow the shame, immediately took the initiative to attack. Five minutes after the break, the Gunners had a golden opportunity to equalize.
Chris Smalling error in controlling the ball, Rosicky successfully exploited to steal the ball and bring it into the penalty box. A moment later the player nicknamed 'Little Mozart' is providing a sweet feed to a Robin van Persie.
Unfortunately, this Dutch bomber hold the ball too long and finally, the execution of the release of only passing on the thin side of the goal Lindegaard. Wenger was seen covering her face was disappointed to see signs of its flagship bomber failed to take advantage of these opportunities.
Four minutes later, Arsenal again threatened. This time it was Aaron Ramsey who spread threats after receiving feedback Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Unfortunately, Ramsey kick flashed just too thin over the bar.
A wave of Arsenal attacks keep coming. In the 57th minute, Rosicky fired a shot in the penalty box, but still hit the United rearguard. While in the 61st minute, Chamberlain kick from outside the box is still thin on the side of the goal.
United are a lot of pressure early in the second half of this, the opportunities that have responded with Danny Welbeck in the 63rd minute. Welbeck is separated from the successful offside trap and fired past the obstacles Szczesny weak shot into an empty goal. But lucky for Arsenal, Per Mertesacker performed swiftly by sweeping the ball, just before passing the goal line.
Arsenal continued to press, finally managed to equalize in the 71st minute. Starting from a quick counter attack, Chamberlain received a long pass Ramsey, send feedback to the genius of Van Persie. This time, Van Persie wasted chances. With the trusty left foot kick, Persie successfully directing the ball into the far post without being able to reach Lindegaard. Position back as strong 1-1.
However, Arsenal have struck again in the 81st minute when United's back ahead. Danny Welbeck who maximize bait stab Antonio Valencia from the field, with a hard shot without being able to anticipate Szczesny.
United make the score 2-1 for Arsenal increasingly insistent attack on the remaining five minutes of the game. Right after the goal Welbeck, Wenger bomber entered the South Korean Park Chu-young in order to increase the troops smashed.
Unfortunately many onslaught that carried the players Arsenal failed to produce results. As a result, they had to return from the United accept defeat, this time with a thin score 1-2.
With this result, United managed to keep the competition winner with city rivals Manchester City a few hours before a dramatic win over Tottenham Hotspur. With a collection of 51 points, United cut the gap back to just three points from The Citizens.
As for Arsenal, this defeat made them fight for the title chances of becoming thin. Until week 22, the Gunners are still scattered in the order of five to 36 points or 18 points adrift of the City.
Probable teams:Arsenal: Szczesny; Djourou / Yennaris (46 '), Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen; Ramsey / Park Chu-young (84'), Song, Rosicky; Walcott, Van Persie, Oxlade-Chamberlain/Arshavin (74 ').
Manchester United: Lindegaard; Smalling, Jones / Rafael (17 ') / Ji Sung (76'), Evans, Evra; Valencia, Carrick, Giggs, Nani / Scholes (75 '); Welbeck, Rooney.


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