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Louis Saha's Still A Red

Oh thank God and Louis Saha that yesterday night did not turn out to be a major downer. After all, we lost Nani to a red card, Giggs to an injury and dropped two points at a desperately toothless Villa side who failed to threaten us at all despite their numerical advantage.

But Everton beat Chelsea 2-1 which allowed us to actually close the gap, thanks to Louis Saha's brilliant brace - even though his performance is somewhat stained by the missed penalty. It means that Chelsea can reflect on the night as a missed opportunity: their game finished 15 minutes later than ours so they knew we had dropped points and yet could not capitalize on this and slumped to a deserved defeat.

Which means we have one of the more difficult fixtures out of the way with actually reducing Chelsea's advantage, we seem to be in good form and full of confidence which was evident as we dominated with 10 men at Villa Park. This title race is well and truly on - I'm just praying we do not get crashed and burnt when we visit Everton next week, I'm praying that Louis Saha is, indeed, still a Red.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday February 11 2010

Time: 8:25AM

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wow, 'failed to threated us at all'?? Didnt villa scored from open play? Where as Villa conceed an own goal to give you your advantage? You had a lot of possesion but failed to really test the best defence in the league would be a better summary. Also, nailed on penalty on Carew.
Stig
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11/02/2010 08:38:00

...also, I would call Saha back in a shot! Imagine if Rooney picked up a knock, you would become the toothless ones.
Stig
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11/02/2010 08:39:00

I meant that failed to really threaten us when down to 10 men. And that goal can hardly be called a great team goal, it was as scrappy as our equaliser. Evans on Carew? You've got to be kidding me, Evans touched him and he fell on the ground, just like Petrov made a meal of Nani's challenge (though that deserved a red) to get him sent off.
Zae
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11/02/2010 08:55:00

I would take Saha back but it seems to me the pressure was too much for him here, that's why he had all those injuries. But right now we could do with him, if Rooney gets injured we're screwed.
Zae
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11/02/2010 08:56:00

As for the own goal, lets not pretend Collins walked the ball past his own keeper for no reason. Like most of the other own goals we've scored this season we had a player standing right behind the defender that knocked the ball in so would have scored anyway.
tuscan3000
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11/02/2010 12:21:00

And he couldn't have jumped out of the way anyway. Oh, and am I the only one who is absolutely frustrated that Carrick's effort against Pompey has been recorded as an own goal? It was a deflected shot for heaven's sake, why isn't Evans credited with Vermaelen's goal against us then? So by my reckoning we have not reached double figures in own goals.
Zae
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11/02/2010 14:59:00

Opposing fans see own goal for United and assume just that Tuscan. Good draw considering it was 10 men vs 14 last night. Red card was correct decision before the villa fans get their knickers in a twist but how Cueller stayed on the pitch is beyond me, also some of the challenges on Valencia were so obviously cynical and despite all that we still looked like getting 3 points more than them. Hopefully they play like that come end of the month they will get spanked.
NotoriousRedDevil
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12/02/2010 02:35:00

So does it mean Saha wont try against united to ensure they win the title? Nice sentiment louis but what if you score, denying united the title?
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