Re: 2012-13 English Premier League/Cups Thread - Where attempted murder happens
Still buzzin from the match. Poor Mike Dean losing out on his result bribe from the Geordies.
I'll wait until I see a replay on MOTD but it looked as though he got a ton of big calls wrong along with a load of obvious fouls that weren't given. OG looked like a laughable decision. Not sure how someone standing that close to the GK isn't interfering. Felt like we had 2 clear penalties too, possibly 3. I'll reserve judgement until I can see a replay though.
We deserved to win. Scholes and Carrick together in the middle just doesn't work. They both sit too deep, offer no movement going forward and let oppositions just run straight through them. Some really sloppy balls from two and Rio/Evans today. Smalling isn't a RB and I swear I put more effort into walking to my seat than Evra does defending. Cleverly replacing Scholes made all the difference. Suddenly made us a constant threat going forward and created spaces that weren't available before. Valencia's form is baffling. He looked more willing to take his man on in the second half even if he never actually made it past. Giggs going forward was superb. He can still do a good job going forward on the left wing as long as he never plays in the middle again and we don't rely on him to defend. Hernandez looked dangerous everything time he got the ball. Him and RVP just oozed quality up top. Linked up brilliantly and they were taking balls out of the air like it was nothing. Love to see them get a run together up top. Keep Cleverly or Anderson in the middle and get Kagawa, Rafael and Vidic back fit and we've got a really bossy team. Just need to stop making the mistake of a Carrick/Scholes duo. Knew De Gea was going to have problems. He was dropping balls all over the place before the match. 7 points clear with the vast majority of tricky away fixtures out of the way and City in poor form still
I'd love to know who people think are better than him right now. Mata, RVP and Suarez are arguable and personally I'd have him well ahead of all of them. He's got such a combination of size/speed/skill, the closest thing I've seen to Ronaldo since Ronaldo. He's a fucking beast. All this coming from a guy who uses to be on the Bale is overrated bandwagon, but I hold my hands up, he's put all of his talent together and become a world class player.