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The Battle Of Goodison Park

The Battle Of Goodison Park

Sir Alex Ferguson admits United did not play well and that they had to fight very hard for the win at Goodison Park.

Nemanja Vidic's 83rd minute header got the points for the Red Devils but Everton put up a real fight, despite rarely troubling Edwin van der Sar.

'It was a great result,' Sir Alex told MUTV. 'A lot of teams will drop points here. It was a real battle. It looked to me like it was going to be a draw, but then we got a lifeline with Nemanja's goal.

'It wasn't a great performance, but it was a good, decent performance. The whole team worked very hard, and it's maybe difficult sometimes coming back off the international break.

'We all know that we've not got our strongest side out, but in that situation you all get together. It was a good strong team effort today, and we defended right.

'They had a chance at 1-0 when Edwin's made a terrific save, and Rio Ferdinand's made a fantastic block from the follow-up. That's determined defending, and that's the kind of defending you need to win the title.

'If we can do that, and once we've got all our top players back and got the consistency of our performance, we'll be alright.'


Of course, Wiley's performance did not go unnoticed, particularly after he booked Scholes for... well, for no reason whatsoever (throwing the ball away... ridiculous really). He, unlike me, thinks the foul on Ronaldo was outside the box but I can be convinced by video evidence.

'When Scholesy got his booking, he didn't handle the ball. The referee's view is blocked, he's heard the crowd and given a yellow card, which is ridiculous,' said Fergie.

'Carlos has seen the video and said Ronaldo was definitely tripped, but it was outside the box. To get a yellow card if you've been fouled is ridiculous. And of course you can't rescind a yellow card, only a red card, that's the unfortunate thing.

'The referee's really just satisfied the crowd. He thought it was going to be a penalty kick, and that's why he's booked him. It gets him out of jail, and it was a terrible decision.'



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Writer:Zae
Date:Saturday September 15 2007
Time: 5:39PM

Comments

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yeah battling and internationals and all these excuses... we just need to play properly and attack teams as we used to last season. 442... 442... 442
Vidicinho
15/09/2007 17:47:00
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Does vital man.utd have any members at all
young-Gunner
16/09/2007 02:27:00
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the answer to that is a resounding NO
daspecial1
16/09/2007 15:47:00
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but are they not the best supported club in the world?
merlin
16/09/2007 18:59:00
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no maybe we have lives. we dont spend all of our living hours infront of the computer. which i know u do merlin, u are constantly on here. two words mate. one of them if *****. the others off. u get it?
united4life
16/09/2007 19:36:00
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united4life: I think that aspect is beyond merlin, or indeed any opposing fan who thinks it's a joy beyond anything to come up here and have a feeble go at us... I can't really understand them but I won't even try.
midlothian99
16/09/2007 19:57:00
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