Saturday, 12 March 2011

Manchester United Are On Their Way To Wembley

Manchester United go through to the Semi Final of the FA cup along with fellow North West club, Bolton Wanderers, after beating Arsenal 2-0 at home.

Arsenal started the first half in front, putting United on the back foot however it was in fact Manchester United who scored first. A slick move started from one of the twins Fabio who played a ball in behind Gibbs for his brother Rafael. Rafael then spun on the ball and pulled it back to Fabio without even looking as if he knew where he was going to be. Fabio then played it into Rooney who put a ball into the box for Hernandez who shot at Arsenals goal keeper Almunia. The ball rebounded out to Fabio who finished the move that he himself started.
Half time came with no real chances then not long after Wayne Rooney headed into a more or less empty net.

Arsenal brought on Chamakh who made Arsenal look more dangerous giving the team another dimension to their game. Arsenal then had the opportunity to pump balls in the box for Chamakh to head.

As the second half was coming to a close both team ended up having chances but both keepers were equal to the shots. Both sets of keepers pulling of really good saves to keep it 2-0.

Arsenal ended the game with 10 men after using all their substitutes yet their CB, djourou had to go off injured with what looked like a shoulder injury. However, Paul Scholes should have been sent off after first off being booked in the injury time then straight after reacted badly to a tackle and dived into to get revenge. He then got up and appeared to push an Arsenal player. The ref had a quick word and decided not to give Scholes another yellow card.