Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

Chelsea 3 Man Utd 0

Chelsea 3 Man Utd 0

CHELSEA: Cech, Paulo Ferreira, Ricardo Carvalho, Terry, Gallas,Makelele, Joe Cole (Crespo 76), Essien, Lampard,Robben (Duff 66), Drogba (Maniche 85).

Subs Not Used: Cudicini, Geremi.

MAN UTD: Van der Sar, Neville, Ferdinand, Vidic, Silvestre,Ronaldo (van Nistelrooy 64), O'Shea, Giggs (Richardson 73),Park, Rooney (Evra 82), Saha.

Subs Not Used: Howard, Brown.

Att: 42,219

Chelsea may have returned the title to their trophy room, but there is little doubt of the headlines in EVERY newspaper on Sunday morning. United star Wayne Rooney was carried from the pitch on a stretcher and he can say 'goodbye' to his World Cup dreams.

I'm sure the Chelsea fans still enjoyed their party, but the rest of the country was rocked by the worst possible news to hit our World Cup hopes. Injury to England's brightest star, just 42 days before England start their World Cup bid, must be a bitter blow to the youngster.

To make matters worse for Sven-Goran Eriksson, John Terry ended the game hobbling badly after a crunching early challenge from ... Rooney. Then the United striker was hurt 12 minutes from time in a tackle from Paulo Ferreira that was nothing more than a challenge for the ball. The Chelsea full-back timed his tackle well and won the ball but Rooney tumbled awkwardly.

Gallas nodded Chelsea ahead in the fifth minute after Didier Drogba had climbed highest to win a corner from Frank Lampard.
United claimed Lampard had fouled Cristiano Ronaldo in the build up to the move which forced the corner. They had a case but referee Mike Dean did not agree.

United pressed hard either side of half-time but could not find a way through. And Joe Cole ended their faint hopes with an amazing solo goal in the 61st minute. He picked up the ball, 25 yards from goal and twisted clear of Ferdinand and Mikael Silvestre with a twinkle-toed trick.

Cole dragged the ball quickly under the studs of one boot, then the other, turned injected a burst of pace and was away. Van der Sar rushed out to narrow his options but Cole stayed cool, slotting the ball past the big Dutchman.

Carvalho added a third when Cole's pass found him free on the edge of the area.

We could look at individual performances and ask questions about tactics, but what would be the point? We were beaten ... and beaten convincingly ... and in the process suffered the loss of the kid who could have been the star of the World Cup.

Let's leave it at that ... and go and hide under the bed for a few days.







Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Cantona
Date:Sunday April 30 2006
Time: 10:30AM

Comments

0
as an englishman, gutted about rooney
paultsmouth
30/04/2006 18:12:00
0
the score line didnt show the true difference in the teams, should have been six!
vertigo_red
30/04/2006 23:10:00
0
Doesn't matter now though does it? 6 or 1 its still a win. Still, bad news on Rooney, and i reckon he won't be fit for the world cup either.
FEn_100
01/05/2006 19:14:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Manchester United Articles

Is Mourinho Pushing Rooney Towards the Chinese Super League?

Has Jose Mourinho opened the door and given Wayne Rooney his blessing to pursue the riches on offer in the Chinese Super League?

Most Expensive Player Values - Jan 2017

The Cies Football Observatory have been crunching their numbers again to produce the January 2017 edition of their highest player transfer values for the top leagues across Europe.

Is This Player Going to be added this Transfer Window?

Maybe, maybe not!

United Linked with Portuguese Defender

Three top European clubs are, according to one source, competing for the signature of a highly rated right-back.

Archived Vital United Articles

Vital United articles from

Site Journalists

Red Boy
Editor email
Profile
Charlie Bacchus
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Stoke City (a)?
Suggested By: Red Boy
De Gea5%
Valencia7%
Jones0%
Smalling0%
Blind0%
Fellaini0%
Herrera53%
Pogba0%
Mata0%
Ibrahimovic3%
Mkhitaryan7%
Rashford11%
Rooney11%
Lingard3%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 22 18 1 3 55 32
2 Arsenal 22 14 5 3 47 27
3 Spurs 22 13 7 2 46 29
4 Liverpool 22 13 6 3 45 24
5 Man City 22 13 4 5 43 15
6 Man Utd 22 11 8 3 41 12
7 Everton 22 10 6 6 36 10
8 WBA 22 9 5 8 32 2
9 Stoke 22 7 7 8 28 -6
10 West Ham 22 8 4 10 28 -7
11 Southampton 22 7 6 9 27 -4
12 AFC Bournemouth 22 7 5 10 26 -7
13 Burnley 22 8 2 12 26 -9
14 Watford 22 6 6 10 24 -13
15 Leicester City 22 5 6 11 21 -13
16 Middlesbrough 22 4 8 10 20 -7
17 Swansea 22 5 3 14 18 -25
18 Crystal Palace 22 4 4 14 16 -11
19 Hull City 22 4 4 14 16 -27
20 Sunderland 22 4 3 15 15 -22
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Jan 26 2017 7:45PM : Hull City (a)
Capital One Cup
Jan 29 2017 4:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
FA Cup
Feb 1 2017 8:00PM : Hull City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 5 2017 4:00PM : Leicester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Watford (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 26 2017 2:15PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Yanmispices1
2.softkingvictor1
3.DrAlimo1
Write for Vital Football