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Man Utd bounce back

2011-10-29 15:08

London - Manchester United bounced back from their derby humiliation against Manchester City with a 1-0 victory over Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday.

A first-half goal from Javier Hernandez secured all three points for United, who had been desperate to atone for their 6-1 mauling by City at Old Trafford last weekend.

Sir Alex Ferguson made five changes to the side humiliated by City, with Rio Ferdinand, Anderson, Nani and the injured duo of Chris Smalling and Ashley Young all sidelined.

The introduction of Hernandez reaped rewards for United after just 19 minutes, with the prolific Mexican international tapping in after good approach play by Tom Cleverley, Danny Welbeck and Patrice Evra.

Everton might have equalised shortly before half-time, only for Leighton Baines' free-kick to crash back off the underside of the crossbar.

The win left United two points adrift of leaders City at the top of the Premier League.

AFP

Comments
  • martin.gee.godfrey - 2011-10-29 15:58

    "Bounced back" is a bit of an overstatement, they scored in the 18th minute and were useless thereafter, Everton had plenty of shots on goal and one that hit the crossbar from a free kick. The United display was nothing to write home about.

      Bob - 2011-10-31 12:50

      My thoughts exactly Martin, the scum supporters have gone to ground the last few weeks, I think they can finally see what the rest of us know, Utd are little more than an average team, they have never replaced the likes of Scholes and Giggs, their defence is old and creeky, they are surviving on reputation and heaps of luck, decent attack with Shrek but the rest is pretty woeful, knives will be out for Fergie very soon.

  • Lodewyk - 2011-10-29 19:30

    For those Man U fans not yet over last week, a help line was set up for counselling: 08 61 61 61 61

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