Thursday, February 19, 2009
Rooney Makes Goalscoring Return As Manchester United Trounce Fulham
The champions have breathing space at the top thanks to a commanding show against a hapless Fulham...
It took them a while, but the champions finally have their feet under the table at the summit of the Premier League. With tonight's win over an outclassed Fulham, Sir Alex Ferguson's side move five points clear of Liverpool, and have now played as many games as their Anfield counterparts.
Roy Hodgson is still left contemplating away-day blues; that's no wins from 13 on the road. Home form will need to be exploited if the London side are to sustain their decent season to this point.
The Cottagers, in truth tonight, scarcely made a game of this. United were out of sight by half time, and could even afford the luxury of having two further opening period strikes disallowed. Paul Scholes and Dimitar Berbatov scored legitimately, while the Bulgarian and Carlos Tevez had offside goals annulled.
The second half saw Wayne Rooney welcomed back to duty, and the Scouser responded with a goal on the hour. Moments later and Edwin Van Der Sar celebrated overtaking Abel Resino's long-standing record without concession.
The impressive run continues, the clean-sheet record extends to 14 matches, that's over 1,300 minutes if you're counting.
What can I say. I got no comment. The MANCS won and emphatically against Fullham. For us. We would have probably drew against Fullham. Must I tell the aunties to stop planning for the Wedding parcels