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United: One Hand On The Trophy

Manchester United won 4-2 at Goodison Park to open up a five-point gap at the top of the table.

The Reds, without the benched Cristiano Ronaldo, were below-par for most of the first hour. Everton, meanwhile, were revelling in the atmosphere created by their fans and their early enthusiasm resulted in a freak goal.

United applied some pressure but apart from a few chances, they offered little threat to Turner's goal.

Rooney was booed at every touch but it did not disturb him unduly as United came flying out of the blocks after the interval. It seemed we'll have a real go at them but then Fernandes scored a fantastic goal and it seemed done and dusted.

Chelsea were 2-1 ahead at Stamford Bridge, Solskjaer and Smith were poor and the others could not break down Everton's stubborn resistance.

Of course, we kept going and put them under pressure but did not look like scoring until young Iain Turner's horrendous mistake that allowed John O'Shea to blast the ball into the net.

Rooney could have equalised twice after beating the offside trap but somehow failed on both occasions so instead of the former Everton man, we had to rely on an ex-Red. Another corner was whipped in by Carrick and substitute Ronaldo was first for the ball. His header was reasonable but Phil Neville made a mess of clearing it on the goalline and could only put it into hos own net.

In that wonderful moment, I would have bet that this win was ours. Everton players were stunned and we were finally in full flow. Maybe boosted by the news of Bolton's equaliser, we surged forward and when O'Shea's cross found Rooney in the box, you had the sense of inevitability. He beat Hibbert then placed a firm shot into the far corner.

It was over, really. United should have added to our tally but their profligacy kept them on the edge until the 92nd minute when Chris Eagles, on as a substitute for the ineffective Solskjaer, showed that he might not be the most talented player but he's certainly capable of scoring important goals.

His delightful finish was greeted by Sir Alex as if we had won the title - and we probably had. Our vastly superior goal difference (82 in the goals for column, my god) means we need to take 4 points from 3 games. Next it's Manchester City in the league - another fantastic chance for another memorable victory.

We must not let it slip now! This team is up there with the very best of United teams and I mean it. If you look at the skill, the experience, the team spirit, the resoluteness - they stand well up to any comparison.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday April 28 2007

Time: 7:03PM

Your Comments

its not always 3 points away in a manchester derby and if you lose away to chelsea aswell that could be six points,but its in the bag from where i see it cos i cant see them winning at arsenal...but you never know
fran merida
i cant see city even getting a point against us
rooneyisgod
when was the last time city scored at home?
49ers
It was against Watford - when did they score against a Premiership side? I have no idea, history is one of my strong point but I do not have extraordinary memory...
midlothian99
Anyway, CONGRATULATIONS, lads. It's not over but the manner of this victory was brilliant and it must be a huge boost ahead of the game at the San Siro. A point at Man City is enough if we defeat West Ham on the final day but I'd like to see it sewn up as soon as possible, I don't want a nerve-racking finish.
midlothian99
chelsea also scored a hilariously lucky goal so only everton fans have any right to complain about turner's gaffe. well done united, we'll win the league again!
Vidicinho
cheating ****s ur lot....
Indian Red
let me ask that who the ***** are you and what are you doing here, you *****ing ****?
Vidicinho
no business of u cheating ****s *****er....
Indian Red
where was the cheating
rooneyisgod
 

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