Man United 2-1 Arsenal
A final chance for Arsenal's season.... 0-0 at Old Traford.... Adebayor scored! Wow, great start, Arsenal took the lead! Go Gunners......... Oh, no! They've blew it! Like at Stamford Bridge and Anfield in recent games, Arsenal got off with a flying start by scoring the first goal before showing their self destruct skills to lose all that was left of their season. Yet again, they allowed their opponent to hit back after scoring the first goal. They certainly have to improve their squad if they don't want to see them ran out of steam at the end of the season like they did. The win sees the Red Devils extend their lead at the top of the table to 6 points and 9 points clear of Arsenal with four games to play, while any hopes of a late Arsenal title-surge were extinguished. Now, it is over to Chelsea to heat up the title race in the next two games before the two meet at Stamford Bridge. For the title decider? We shall see...
Liverpool 3-1 Blackburn
An awesome inspirational display by Steven Gerrard saw Liverpool outclassed Blackburn with a comfortable 3-1 win. Gerrard scored the first and set up the second for Torres for his 30th goal of the season. It was another magnificent combination play from Gerrard and Torres in this match. Liverpool moved 5 points clear of Everton as they look to have a firm grip on the 4th spot. They may now look ahead of overtaking Arsenal to finish 3rd in the League.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
1) Fernando Torres (Atletico Madrid to Liverpool)
2) Roque Santa Cruz (Bayern Munich to Blackburn Rovers)
3) Anderson (Porto to Manchester United)
4) Javier Mascherano (West Ham to Liverpool)
5) Yakubu (Middlesbrough to Everton)
6) Sulley Muntari (Udinese to Portsmouth)
7) Bacary Sagna (Auxerre to Arsenal)
8) Mauro Zarate (Al Sadd to Birmingham City)
9) Carlos Tevez (West Ham to Manchester United)
10) Martin Petrov (Atlético Madrid to Manchester City)
What are your opinions on this topic? Has anyone been left out you feel deserves a place on the list - if so, who should make way? Is Fernando Torres deserving of first place? You can simply post out your favourite top 10 transfer in the comment box to let Dion knows what YOU think.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Man Utd 1-0 AS Roma (Man Utd win 3-0 on agg)
Barcelona 1-0 Schalke (Barca win 2-0 on agg)
Manchester United & Barcelona will meet each other in semi- final after they overcome their opponents convincingly in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals. They proved that they are far more superior to their respective opponents AS Roma and Schalke, having already won at the 1st leg away from home.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Liverpool have dumped Arsenal out of the Champions League witha a classic 4-2 victory at home. Again...... As the faithful Anfield crowd roars and cheers, chanting the famous "You'll never walk alone", acting as the 12th player on the pitch. We witnessed another famous Anfield night in the Champions League. This time, it is the Gunners who are the victim. However, it was a close and pulsating game until the very last minute with Arsenal gained the upperhand over the Reds twice.
Arsenal started the match brightly at break-neck speed with Diaby putting them ahead on 13 minutes after Arsenal had laid siege to the Liverpool goal. As the match progress, Liverpool levelled the tie through Sami Hypia on 30th minutes, they slowly found their momentum and starting to relax and pass the ball as they put Arsenal on the back foot. The half time score locked at the familiar 1-1 scoreline and crucially for Arsenal they had made the game balanced having already cancelled out Liverpool's away goal. Agg 2-2.
In the second half, Arsenal were no longer the dominant force. In 69th minutes, here comes Fernando Torres, he picked up a Crouch flicked, turned his marker and fired an unstoppable drive into the top corner, 2-1 Liverpool! However, their impressive control of the game looking bad after Theo Walcott's scintillating run sets up Adebayor for the crucial equalizer with 5 minutes to go. It looks like it was the battle for "the super speedy sub" at the closing stage of the game. Ryan Babel, who replaced Peter Crouch, reply by earning the Reds a penalty and scoring a goal to put the game beyond Arsenal's reach. Liverpool progress into the semis with a 5-3 aggregate win.
In the other semi-final, Chelsea defeated Fenerbahce 2-0(3-2 on agg) to set up another semi-final showdown with Liverpool.
Monday, April 7, 2008
Chelsea have closed the gap with Manchester United to just 3 points after the devils were held by Middlesbrough in a thrilling 2-2 encounter. Alfonso Alves produce an impressive performance by netted 2 goals to stun the Premier League leader. He should have scored the third if he had not miss his close range open header when they were 2-1 up. Later, Wayne Rooney fired home on seventy-four minutes to draw the sides level. Arsenal, who are 6 points behind, could still believe they can win the Premier League but we shall see when they take on Man United at Old Trafford next week. It promises to be an exciting battle and if they can win.... who knows?
Apart from that, I think Middlesbrough deserved more than a draw if we look back at their performance throughout the match. Manchester United looked like securing a comfortable victory after taking the lead within ten minutes courtesy of on-form Cristiano Ronaldo’s thirty-seventh goal of the season. However, don't write Boro off! They manage to turn the match around brilliantly against the rampant devils when they looked as if they were out of the game when Ronaldo scored. They are capable of beating any strong teams as we can how close they came to scoring in their previous match against Chelsea(hitting the post once and the bar twice). They are also the first team to beat Arsenal 2-1 when the Gunners were flying high in the League.