Rampant Manchester United Defeat Tottenham after Amazing Comeback

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A resurgent second half performance from Manchester United saw them come back from two goals down and beat Tottenham Spurs 5 – 2 to stay on top of the table and continue there pursuit of the Premiership Title. In the earlier kick off, Liverpool kept the pressure on Manchester United after beating Hull City. It looked like the Premiership Race will be thrown wide open as Tottenham took an early 2 – 0 lead in the first half. But United had shown this season that they can not be counted out so soon. And they went on a rampage in the second half and destroyed Tottenham 5 – 3.

United started with a strong Line up with Ferdinand and Berbatov back into the squad. Manchester United started brightly as they pushed forward for an early goal. Tottenham first real chance came for Darren Bent after he was picked out at the far post but his header was saved by Van Der Sar. United had a couple of decent chances with Rooney and Ronaldo going close but it was Tottenham who took the lead. Vidic and Ferdinand failed to clear a Corluka cross from the left and it fell to Bent who smashed home the opener. And things got worse for United after two minutes as an Aaron Lennon cross from the left found Luka Modric who chested the ball before firing in Tottenham’s second.

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Manchester United Go Back on top of EPL after beating Portsmouth


An early goal from Rooney and a late goal from Carrick was enough for United to get a victory over Portsmouth and send them to the top of the table. United had a host of chances after the Rooney goal but they were let down in there finishing. A late goal from Carrick secured the three points for United. Now they are three points above Liverpool with a game in hand.

United made nine changes to the team that lost to Everton in the FA Cup Semi-final with Ronaldo, Rooney, Scholes, Giggs back in the starting line up with Scholes starting his 600th United game. Portsmouth had the better of the opening minutes as they started dominating possession. But that didn’t last long as United took the lead when a long pass from Anderson found Giggs who got into the box and passed the ball to Rooney for a simple tap in. United soon found there rhythm and they soon started creating chances with Rooney and Giggs playing an important role. Anderson had a good chance afterwards but he shot inches wide. United nearly scored again when a Giggs corner was headed by O Shea but it was cleared off the line.

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Liverpool 4 – 4 Arsenal : Premiership Classic

If you have any doubts why Premier League is the  best league in the world, then all those doubts would have been gone if you have checked out this match. The match had all the ingredients of a classic and till the final whistle, you couldn’t tell which team will win the match.

Liverpool knew they needed to win the match to put pressure on Manchester United as the title race gets nearer to the end. They were without Steven Gerrard but they still started strongly against an Arsenal side who had some young players. Arsenal were missing Adebayor and Van Persie and had the young Lukas Fabianski in the goal. It soon became evident that they were in for a busy evening as Liverpool started attacking from the beginning with Torres terrorizing the defence with his skill. Liverpool tested Fabianski on various occasions but they young keeper looked fired up for the occasion. They way they were playing, it looked a matter of time before Liverpool will score but it was Arsenal who took the breakthrough on 36th minute. Mascherano gave the ball away to  Nasri who beautifully passed to Fabregas who set up Arshavin to score the opener.

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Stunning Goal Against Porto

The goal was enough to see Manchester United through to the next stage of the competition. Here is the goal

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Chelsea And Barcelona to meet in the Semi Final of the Champions League

I had a feeling that the game between Chelsea and Liverpool will be a close one but i certainly didn’t expect it to end 4 – 4. It is a bit hard to see Chelsea and Liverpool concede 4 goals in a single match. Although most of the goals were because of errors, it did provide very much entertainment. Liverpool were without Steven Gerrard but they almost took the game to Chelsea when they scored those two quick first half goals and took a lead of 2 – 0 at half time.

It took an angry Hiddink to motivate Chelsea at half time and they responded after that by scoring the first goal thanks to a mistake by Pepe Reina and then Alex scored a thunderous free kick that could have been the best goal of the match to level the game 2 – 2. It looked the game might finish that way but there was some excitement left for the end too. Chelsea took the lead after a Frank Lampard strike but Liverpool responded quickly through a deflected Lucas goal and a headed goal by Dirk Kuyt. Liverpool were leading 4 – 3 with seven minutes remaining and needed one more goal to win the tie but Chelsea killed off the game after a Lampard strike. read more »

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Chelsea – Liverpool 4-4 Champions League highlights

If you missed this amazing match, do check out the highlights

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