Match Of The Midweek: Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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3 Responses

  1. Godlisten says:

    always arsenal is beaten

  2. Peter Lloyd says:

    It’s strange how commentators on football fail to place much value on superb defensive displays especially when fantastic defences are the core of Britain’s most successful teams of the past – Liverpool and Nottingham Forest in their prime to name just two.
    Manchester United’s defending was top class as acknowledged by both Ferguson and Wenger but it wasn’t even mentioned in the Sky TV coverage. Alan Smith just kept having a go at Arsenal, who actually played well especially in the first half and who’s makeshift defence did very well too.
    Football can be brilliant to watch even with such top draw defending and matches with comedy defending but 3-3 scorelines aren’t necessarily better spectacles or have more in them to admire. For the record, last night Anderson was superb,Nani always dangerous and three of the 4 full backs playing were outstanding, the exception being Clichy.
    Ferguson knew he had to try and counter Arsenal’s slick passing and he did it brilliantly. He may be unlovable as an individual but he’s probably a better manager now than at any time in his career which is saying a lot in itself. Surely only Brian Clough was a better manager in the top flight of British football in the modern era.

  3. That was Rooney’s chance to kick start his season, I wonder where the next chance will come and how long he keeps his place ahead of other class strikers such as Owen and hernandez

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