Thursday, 20 September 2007

2 more 1-0 wins keep United chugging along.

Problems with logging in means two match updates in one, with Sporting to follow.

Sunderland (Home) Win 1-0 (Saha 62)

van der Sar 6, Brown 6, Ferdinand 7, Vidic 7, Evra 7, Eagles 5 (Fletcher 6), Hargreaves 7, Scholes 6, Nani 7 (O'Shea 6), Anderson 6 (Saha 7), Tevez 6.

Another unconvincing home display but as time wore on some signs began to show. Saha looked energetic enough on his return, once getting the opportunity we saw an ever so slight glimpse of what Anderson is capable of with a stunning through ball to Tevez. The important thing was that we had to get the points on the board, which is what we did when Saha headed in from a Nani corner.

Everton (Away) Win 1-0 (Vidic 83)

van der Sar 7, Brown 6, Ferdinand 8, Vidic 9, Silvestre 6 (Nani 6), Ronaldo 6, Carrick 7, Scholes 7, Evra 7, Giggs 6 (Saha 6), Tevez 8.

Ominous signs that United are getting back to their best. Tevez looked the liveliest he's been, despite a trip to Australia, and the defenders coped admirably with the all too real threat of Andrew Johnson and our bogeyman, Yakubu. However few clear cut chances were created, save for a Scholes chance after an excellent pass from Tevez, and a Tevez shot that almost screamed into the top corner. Another Nani corner, this time on 83 minutes, swung perfectly onto the head of Vidic who cemented his man of the match performance with a thunderous goal.