Ronaldo and Rooney thrash Newcastle

Newcastle United 1-5 Manchester United

(Faye 79)                    (Rooney 25, Ronaldo 45, 56, Rooney 80, Saha 90)

ronaldo Ronaldo is on a goal scoring run at the moment and he certainly likes scoring against Newcastle. He scored his first hat trick against them this season and scored another 2 goals today to give Manchester United an emphatic win. Newcastle were 9 games without a win and that hardly looked to change after Manchester United got in control. For the first 20 minutes, Newcastle defended well and were working hard in midfield to keep the threats of Ronaldo and Nani at bay. But there defending and giving the ball away has been problems for them this season and that’s what happened.

Nzogbia was guilty of giving the ball away to Rooney who tucked away Ronaldo’s cross at the far post. After that Manchester United found there attacking rhythm and began to dominate in the wings and midfield. Carrick played a beautiful pass to Ronaldo who slotted his shot past Given. They could have added around 2 more goals before the break had Tevez and Ronaldo been a bit more clinical. Newcastle first shot on target came after the break when Duff tested Van Der Sar but he was upto the mark. Newcastle were lacking in concentration and Faye’s misplaced pass found its way to Ronaldo who ran towards the goal, escaped a challenge from Taylor before rounding goal keeper to score his second of the match.

Newcastle got a goal back when Faye smashed a shot from a corner but Manchester United retaliated immediately. Rooney curled a shot past Harper from the edge of the area. And substitute Saha added another goal in the dying minutes when he found the net from Rooney’s square ball. The win puts Manchester United back in the title challenge after Arsenal’s draw against Birmingham. They are now just 3 points behind and playing attacking football. Nani is playing very well and looks a great replacement for Ryan Giggs. Carrick is finally beginning to show his worth and Ronaldo is in the form of his life. With this kind of form and a little bit of luck, the title can be ours.

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