Saturday, January 31, 2009

United 1 - 0 Everton


Ronaldo strokes home the spot-kick.

Another game, another United win, another record.

Manchester United go on as a Leader of Barclays Premier League after winning 1-0 to Everton, in keeping another clean sheets. Edwin Van der Sar has now broken the all-time record in the entire English football league.

Like last season, the game was settled by Cristiano Ronaldo's goal's penalty. This one, which just came before the interval, was the 14th goal of the season.

United are now go five points of Liverpool and Chelsea, who face off on Sunday.

The Champions took to the field in black armbands as this was the closest home game to the 51st anniversary of the Munich air disaster of 6 February 1958.

The Everton keeper Tim Horward had enjoyed a good game on his return to Old Trafford but it was all in vain as The Champions won again to march inexorably onwards.   


Line-up:
Van der Sar, Neville, Ferdinand, Vidic, O'Shea, Ronaldo, Fletcher, Carrick, Park Ji-Sung, Tevez, Berbatov.

Subtitutions:
Brown replaced Neville (56 mins)
Giggs replaced Fletcher (75 mins)

Subs not used:
Kuszczak, Eckersley, Fabio Da Silva, Gibson, Welbeck.

Venue: 
Old Trafford.

Attendance: 
75,399.

Man-of-the-Match:
Michael Carrick: He made several burst into the Everton box. He won the penalty for United's first goal and could have won another early in the second half.


Source: manutd.com
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