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04/03/12 16:10

Attendance: 36,034

Referee: M.Atkinson

SpursUnited
Defoe (87)Rooney (44), Young (59, 68)
Freidel     De Gea    
Kaboul     Evra    
King     Evans    
Walker     Ferdinand    
Assou-Ekotto     Jones    
Lennon     84 Carrick    
Modric     Nani     79
Livermore     Young    
Sandro     80 Scholes     61
Adebayor     Rooney    
Saha     80 Welbeck    
Substitutes
Cudicini     Amos    
Dawson     Fabio    
Nelsen     Rafael    
Krancjaer     80 Anderson    
Rose     84 Giggs     61
Giovani     Park     79
Defoe     80 Hernandez    
Game Statistics
18
Goal Attempts
6
9
On Target
5
7
Corners
3
8
Fouls
10
1
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
0
57
%
43

Writer:Red Boy
Date:Sunday March 4 2012
Time: 6:10PM

Comments

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Mark of champions, not playing well and going away with 3 points, great win for us today. De Gea look excellent again out there, glad to see him growing in confidence. Roll on the rest og the program. Great win
nordkap
04/03/2012 19:51:00
0
Interesting decision by Atkinson to disallow a perfectly good goal when Tottenham were battering you, don't ya think?
fifthcolumnblue
04/03/2012 20:43:00
0
Not really interesting fcb, though it wasnt a handball i can see how the ref has perceived it as one. Far from controversial ad you would no doubt have the world believe.
TheFamousNo7
04/03/2012 20:49:00
0
The goal was wrongly disallowed - Tottenham were completely in the ascendancy at the time, and it's pretty clear that Martin "No United games in a year" Atkinson was not going to do anything to upset your manager, for fear of being hauled over the coals yet again. The secret of your success over the years has been the ability to intimidate the officials, and it clearly showed yet again, as you were utterly terrible for the first 60 minutes against Spurs. It's not down to skill on the pitch, it's not even really down to luck (although you do seem to get your fair share of that as well) - it is down to the fact that your manager has the referees running scared of going against you, and your players are trained to surround the referee and scream in his face for something as small insignificant as a throw in. And you've been doing it for decades, and mores the pity, you've been allowed to get away with it.
fifthcolumnblue
04/03/2012 21:21:00
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No offence fcb but you seem pretty set in your opinion and it seems pointless to argue against it as it looks as if it's all you want to hear. Like I said, i dont find it interesting just another bad call in a season full of them, both for and against every team in the league. I can see how the ref perceived it as handball as it did hit Adebayors arm, personally I don't think it was and Adebayor is simply the victim of the fine line of interpretation between hand ball and ball to hand, nothing outright controversial.
TheFamousNo7
04/03/2012 21:33:00
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Got to agree with ya nordkap, a magnificent result especially considering teh performance. Not quite sure how Young won MOTM when De Gea's individual effort kept us in the game. It's a shame he couldn't top the performance off with a clean sheet which he, not the defensive effort though, deserved.
TheFamousNo7
05/03/2012 07:56:00
0
Adebayor could not have scored the goal if it wasnt for the ball to hand, hence the goal was correctly dissallowed. No point arguing with Filth, just ignore him, he is like the noisy kid no one pays any attention to.
nordkap
05/03/2012 09:47:00
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