Monday, April 7, 2008

The EPL Title Race heats up!

Man United - 77pts
Chelsea - 74 pts
Arsenal - 71 pts

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?

Magnificent performance
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.