Manchester United thrash Arsenal

Man Utd 4 – 0 Arsenal

(Rooney 16 , Fletcher 20,74, Nani 38)

Rooney Scoring the openerManchester United produced a blistering display to send Arsenal out of the FA cup fifth round. Even the absence of Ronaldo, Giggs and Tevez did not stop them from dominating the game. Rooney scored the first goal from a cross on 16th minute and Darren Fletcher scored another headed goal from Nani’s cross four minutes later. Carrick then set up Nani to score the third and Nani again set up Darren Fletcher to score the fourth through the header on 74 minutes.

Nani getting the third Both sides decided to rest some key players in view of there crucial champions league matches next week. United were without Ronaldo and Giggs while Tevez and Paul Scholes were on the bench. Arsenal also kept Adebayor and Flamini on the bench. But it was Arsenal who missed there key players the most in the opening half which was dominated by some superb performance from Rooney and Nani. Rooney, who missed the Derby match due to suspension made his return in an amazing fashion. He terrorized the Arsenal defense from the beginning and could have got around 4-5 goals alone. So great was his performance that even England manager Fabio Capello who was in the stands, applauded the striker when he was substituted with 20 minutes left.

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England 2-1 Switzerland

_44409829_jenas270 The Italian Job was performed perfectly as England beat Switzerland in Fabio Capello’s first game in charge. Even though England looked nervous in the opening periods, they got better as the game progressed and that is sure to please Capello. The team news was a bit of a surprise for everyone as England opted for a 4-5-1 formation with Rooney the lone striker and David Bentley and Joe Cole supporting him from the wings. Gareth Barry was given the role of a defensive midfielder with Gerrard and Jenas mastering the midfield. In the defense, Wes Brown and Ashley Cole were the full backs with Ferdinand and Upson in central defense. England seemed uncomfortable at first, probably they were low of confidence, and they were booed by the fans. But no sooner had the boos started, the impressive Joe Cole burst down the left and crossed for Jenas to score the opener. England grew confident after that and the Joe Cole and Rooney were combining well to create chances.

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Who will Capello Choose to play against Switzerland

_44403630_owne_capello203getty The big question in everyone’s mind was whether David Beckham will win his 100th cap for England in Capello’s first game in charge. But that is not going to be case now. Capello has already announced the England squad and there is no room for Beckham right now. According to him, Beckham doesn’t have enough match practice and he is right. The decision clearly shows that we are going to see such similar bold decisions by Capello in the future. He is not the one who can be pressurized by media. His record at Real Madrid clearly showed that he can make big decisions and even change them when he needs to. So clearly Beckham will have a role in the England team in the future, but it does give a chance to Wright Phillips and Ashley Young to stamp there place in the team. Wright Phillips has been performing well for Chelsea and Young is a very exciting potential for the future. We even cant rule out David Bentley for that position too. Aaron Lennon is also an exciting prospect but I guess he will have to wait.

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