Ok - so I got it a bit wrong. Rooney didn't score and Lehmann wasn't in goal for the Arse (it was Manuel Almunia), though Rooney did hit the woodwork. But 2 goals for Ronaldo and one each for Giggs and O'Shea means that United opened a serious can of whoop ass on Arsenal. In fairness (not something you hear from Gooners very often) Arsenal were the better side in the first half, but in the second half United were rampant, despite losing Silvestre (quite correctly - headbutting is just not on) to go down to 10 men. Isn't it strange that teams that go down to 10 men so often beat 11? With teams of the quality of Arsenal and Man U, you would have thought that they would take the advantge of a man over, but so often it actually gives the reduced side a lift. Wierd.
Still, it was nice to see that no pizzas were thrown this time. It is good to return to sport and not spats.
And what did Marucs think? His text response to my cheeky SMS gloating was "3 goals at home in the second half? For F*cks Sake". We had a great time at the quiz (5th out of 12 teams if you must ask) but I would have loved to see his face after leading 2 - 1 at half time :-)
Wednesday, February 02, 2005
Gooners 2 - Man Utd 4
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