re: 2012-13 English Premier League/Cups Thread - Van Persieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Sorry for breaking everyone's computers. Too much JOY~! for you all to handle.
Fantastic result. 6 points is nothing at this stage but it's a bloody nice lead going into the Christmas fixtures along with City not playing well all season.
Result was fair I thought. We should have gone 3-0 up before they even scored. Terrible offside call. Wasn't a hard decision either. Evra penalty shout should have been given but fine. Tevez should have gone at the end. Could argue he could have been given a second yellow for the foul on Rafael but the kick at Jones was stone wall. Tevez hates Rafael so much it's hilarious. Credit to Rafael for being more mature than him and not rising to it when he shoved him after giving a throw away. Lets talk more about Yaya diving too.
Thought we played really well. Maybe best performance of the season even if that isn't high praise. First half we deserved the lead and we defended it well in the second half. Couldn't do much about the goals. De Gea was great and even looked confident coming for crosses. Rafael was great again. Ferdinand and Evans were solid and Smalling was no different when he came on bar when he started playing Basketball and the ref took pity on him or something equally odd and baffling. Evra is horrendous. Position is abysmal but at least he offered a strong threat going forward. Carrick gives the ball away far too much for someone who should be slowing games down by keeping the ball. Loses out on way too many challenges. Replace Evra and Carrick and we could start challenging in Europe. Cleverly did well. Young was class first half. Give him credit where it's due guys. Second half he didn't offer much but he's good tracking back and covering Evra everytime he gets out of position, something that Nani doesn't offer. Valencia still can't remember how to play football. Such a shame. He looks confused when he's on the ball and just stands there with it or passes it back. I miss GOAT Valencia. Rooney had his best game for ages. Van Persie was honestly shit bar two moments which both produced goals. The shot that hit the post and came out to Young and the free kick. Total ghost for the rest of the game but I can live with that as long as he produces the goods like today.
City fans embarrassed themselves by the looks of it but w/e. They were throwing coins at Rooney earlier in the match too. So many morons at Football matches giving it a bad name which the press latches on too and does its best to ruin the reputation of the game. Shame that will probably overshadow what was an amazing game to an extent.