Saturday, September 27, 2008

United 2 - 0 Bolton


United got their first Home win of the season, with 1 goal of C. Ronaldo and other from W. Rooney.

Ferguson said about the match: "We would have won the game OK, but when teams are defending the way they did, with determination. They are difficult to break down and you need a little break like that."

Ronaldo put United ahead after Referee Rob Styles awarded United a penalty because of Jlloyd Samuel's tackle, which was a fair one. Wayne Rooney curled in United's second after a Ronaldo back-flick as Bolton were left seething over the penalty.

The incident could spark renewed debate about video technology but in all honesty the official should never have given a penalty. 

Sir. Alex Ferguson rotated his side ahead to the UCL's trip to Aalborg in midweek. United could have doubled their lead in the closing stages and the only talking point afterwards was that incredulous penalty decision.

United line-up:

Van der Sar, Neville, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Ronaldo (Nani 80), Fletcher, Anderson (Scholes 71), Park, Tevez (Rooney 71), Berbatov.
Subs not used: Amos, Giggs, O'Shea, Evans.

Goals: Ronaldo 60 pen, Rooney 77. 

Attendance: 75,484

Referee: Rob Styles

Man-of-the-Match: Cristiano Ronaldo


Source: BBC News.
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