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    Newcastle United 1 - 5 Liverpool
    Arsenal 1 - 0 Portsmouth
    Bolton Wanderers 0 - 1 Wigan Athletic
    Everton 3 - 0 Sunderland
    Fulham 2 - 2 Chelsea
    West Bromwich Albion 2 - 0 Tottenham Hotspur
    West Ham United 2 - 1 Stoke City
    Blackburn Rovers 2 - 2 Manchester City

    Liverpool and Arsenal won.

    But Chelski draw! A last minute goal by Dempsy sinks Chelski.

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    Portsmouth played well but a pity that they let the Ars break through in the 2nd half with too little time for them to fight back.

    Let's see what we can do in tomorrow's match.
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    Live telecast @ 4am.

    Man Utd vs Boro

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galdor View Post
    Portsmouth played well but a pity that they let the Ars break through in the 2nd half with too little time for them to fight back.

    Let's see what we can do in tomorrow's match.
    And late into 2nd half some more they should just hold out a little more mah...Haiz........

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvin View Post
    And late into 2nd half some more they should just hold out a little more mah...Haiz........
    Yes bro, they should have. Just too bad...they don't wish for this to happen too.
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    Match is tonite at 4am. Kinda late but it will be our 1st home game since....wow i also forgot when Man Utd last played at OT!

    Aiya, nevermind what Ars did la, they dun matter! What matters is Chelsea and Liv but I'm confident Man Utd can not only catch them but also establish a decent lead provided that our attacking improves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by afbug View Post
    Match is tonite at 4am. Kinda late but it will be our 1st home game since....wow i also forgot when Man Utd last played at OT!

    Aiya, nevermind what Ars did la, they dun matter! What matters is Chelsea and Liv but I'm confident Man Utd can not only catch them but also establish a decent lead provided that our attacking improves.
    Ya 4am we got much more rest time then the rest!

    We Should be able to cut their lead to 1 pts. best is beat them by 1 pt at the end of the season!

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    Man Utd 1 - 0 Boro

    Thanx to a scrappy goal from Dimitar Berbatov in the 69th min!


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    Whooo...we bagged 3 points this morning. But we're on the 1 goal spell again. Hope to see us thrashing our opponents with more goals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Galdor View Post
    Whooo...we bagged 3 points this morning. But we're on the 1 goal spell again. Hope to see us thrashing our opponents with more goals.
    Yeah...good to bag the 3 pts!

    I dun mind 1 goal spell as long as we keep on bagging 3pts thats enough liao!

    The Best is to snatch the title from pools by 1 pt on the last day of the season just like we did against Le Blues!

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    League: Reds now favourites

    Never mind Liverpool's biggest win... United are now the bookies' tip for the 2008/09 title, after Chelsea dropped two points on Christmas Sunday.

    Betfred price the Reds at 5/4 favourites with Chelsea as 7/4 second choice following their draw in the West London derby at Craven Cottage. Frank Lampard looked to have given the Blues another win when his brace overturned Fulham's early lead through Clint Dempsey, but the latter netted a last-minute equaliser to dent Chelsea's challenge.

    Liverpool are still only third favourites at 11/4, despite scoring five goals away at Newcastle. The Magpies are 5/1 to be relegated after losing 5-1 to Rafa Benitez's men.

    Stoke are favourites to go down after losing 2-1 at West Ham and fighting among themselves - Ricardo Fuller was sent off for shoving his own captain Andy Griffin.


    Sunday also saw Arsenal recover from their Boxing Day draw at Aston Villa, where they led 2-0 at one stage. This time, the Gunners had no such trouble, beating Portsmouth 1-0.

    Wigan enjoyed the same scoreline at Bolton, to move up to seventh place in the league. Manchester City snatched a point at Blackburn thanks to Robinho's injury-time equaliser.

    Everton and West Brom were the other Sunday victors, beating Sunderland 3-0 and Tottenham 2-0 in their respective home fixtures.

    A full league programme will be completed by United's match against Middlesbrough on Monday and Hull at home to Aston Villa on Tuesday.
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    United 1 Middlesbrough 0

    The year 2008 has been good to United. And while this may not have been the most glamorous way to round it all off, it was a wholly one-sided victory which suggests that trophies are very much there to be won in 2009.

    United ended the match just shy of 30 attempts on goal, compared with half a dozen half-chances for Middlesbrough, who held on until the second half, but were merely delaying the inevitable.

    Dimitar Berbatov’s poked volley earned the breakthrough with 20 minutes to go in a match that saw enough chances to win several football matches - which may be of slight concern to Sir Alex. Most importantly, however, United pecked away at Liverpool’s lead, which now stands at seven points, with two games in hand.

    Sir Alex, as expected at this time of year, shuffled his pack. Rafael came in for Gary Neville, Michael Carrick replaced Paul Scholes, Ji-sung Park stepped in for Ryan Giggs and Dimitar Berbatov was favoured over United’s match-winner three days earlier at the Britannia Stadium, Carlos Tevez, who was rested completely.

    The Reds started the night three matches behind the title rivals, but an imposing ten-point deficit on league leaders Liverpool, who put five past Newcastle at the weekend. United’s task, therefore, was laid out in simple terms – win, no matter in what fashion – but it’s rarely that straightforward against a Middlesbrough team with a penchant for raising their game against the Reds.

    The Christmas period has been relatively kind to United, with Liverpool and Chelsea both dropping points while the Reds were away conquering the world. And the determination to follow-up a hard-fought 1-0 win over Stoke was clearly evident in the opening moments of a chilly late December encounter at Old Trafford.

    Rooney tested Ross Turnbull’s resolve after just five minutes, with a shot that the Boro goalkeeper palmed away. Seconds later Ronaldo’s jinking turn and cross forced another intervention from the Boro stopper. On 15 minutes the Reds winger’s free-kick, left of the area and 25 yards from goal, fizzed wide, while a second, deflected Ronaldo set-piece worried Turnbull as he tracked its rerouted flight into his arms.

    It took Boro until midway through the half to register an effort on goal. A smart feint from Afonso Alves evaded Rafael and Nemanja Vidic’s attentions, but his shot was high and wide. United immediately countered with a neat one-two between Berbatov and Rooney allowing the Englishman to cut the ball back for Ronaldo. Unfortunately his left-foot shot went the wrong side of the post.

    Ronaldo, Rafael and Carrick all had shots blocked inside the area, while Vidic sent a header crashing wide, infusing frustration – if plenty of action to warm a chilled Old Trafford crowd, with a feeling that Middlesbrough were there for the taking.

    Rooney had United’s last – and possibly closest - opportunity before the half remarkably ended goalless. Ronaldo’s glancing header found his team-mate surging down the right channel, and Rooney’s first-time left-foot volley forced a fingertip save from Turnbull.

    The second half started at a much slower pace, with chances far less forthcoming. The tempo of United’s game appeared to slow, too, which is why Sir Alex introduced Paul Scholes into midfield in place of Fletcher. Gary Neville also came on for Rafael, but not before Tuncay had sent a diving header agonisingly close to goal.

    United immediately stepped it up a gear. Park went on a surging run from midfield and forced Turnbull into yet another save, before Scholesy miscued one of his speciality first-time volleys from the resulting corner.

    Seconds later Ronaldo rediscovered his shooting form as another strike was drilled past the post. United were well in the ascendancy and it was no surprise that the long-awaited, long-overdue breakthrough came on 69 minutes. Carrick’s cross, after good work from Park, pinballed around in the area before Berbatov poked the ball home. Like a pressure cooker, the sudden release of tension was palpable.

    United could, and certainly, should have added to the tally just minutes later when Neville’s cross left Park with just the keeper to beat from five yards and he somehow contrived to lift his shot over the bar. It was a shame as the Korean’s outstanding contribution all night had warranted a goal.

    Chances continued to come for the Reds. Park twice sent shots wide, while Carrick’s curling effort went narrowly over. Tuncay had United hearts in mouths as his overhead kick struck a post deep into injury time, but he was ruled offside and for United victory was secured.
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    Wayward finishing irks Boss

    The scattergun manner with which United overcame Middlesbrough proved cause for concern for Sir Alex Ferguson.
    Dimitar Berbatov's second-half winner gave the Reds three vital points in the title race, but the succession of chances passed up en route to victory left the United manager befuddled after the match.
    "We’re concerned that we are making so many chances and not taking them," Sir Alex told MUTV. "In the first half, I don’t know how many we had.
    "I hope we don’t live to suffer because of it. If there’s one part of the game that’s giving us any concern, it’s the finishing. Their performance level is very good, and the concentration and energy of the team are very good as well, so we’ve got to hope we can start scoring regularly."
    Fortunately for Sir Alex and his players, the Reds' miserly defence ensured that a solitary goal was enough for victory. United have now gone seven Premier League matches without conceding a goal, since November's 2-1 defeat at Arsenal.
    Boro were kept out despite the absence of Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra, and Sir Alex was keen to single out rookie central defender Jonny Evans for special praise.
    "We are very good defensively," he said. "Jonny Evans has come in for Rio Ferdinand, and he’s done fantastic. The boy’s an absolute gem of a player. We’re so lucky to have him. He’s only 20, but he reads the game so well."
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    Berba bounces back

    Dimitar Berbatov has taken out his frustration after what he described as “the worst week of my life”, providing the assist for Carlos Tevez’s winner against Stoke City and striking the decisive goal against Middlesbrough.

    The Bulgarian front man was struck down with a virus which caused him to miss United’s FIFA Club World Cup success in Japan. “Personally, it was the worst week of my life. It was bad for me but in the end it ended happily for the team,” he said.

    He has since struck back with a vengeance with an impress, match-winning display against Middlesbrough to see out 2008 with a victory.

    “It was a very important win,” he told MUTV. “It was a must-win game for us and I am glad that we won it. We were the better team and had so many chances to score.

    “In the end we scored just once, but it was enough to take the three points. Sometimes 1-0 is enough, and the three points are the most important thing.”

    The win takes United seven points behind league leaders Liverpool, but Berbatov is confident the Reds are right in the hunt for the title.

    “We are there, we are right there,” he added. “We can win it and we have two games in hand. When we win them it will be good for us, but in the end I think it’s in our hands.

    “Personally I have plenty more to show. But I’ll keep working and with the help of the guys I think we can do a lot.”
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    Wah this string of 1-0 is a concern but also a blessing. concern cos the attack isn't doing too great. I think the strikers are fine but the supporting act from the wings and midfield need to improve. blessing cos despite this, we're still winning!

    Must make the 2 games in hand count. Good thing is that the 2 games are both at home. If win the 2 games in hand means 6 pts and that will allow Man Utd to overtake Chelsea and only 1 pt behind Liv.

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    Quote Originally Posted by afbug View Post
    Wah this string of 1-0 is a concern but also a blessing. concern cos the attack isn't doing too great. I think the strikers are fine but the supporting act from the wings and midfield need to improve. blessing cos despite this, we're still winning!

    Must make the 2 games in hand count. Good thing is that the 2 games are both at home. If win the 2 games in hand means 6 pts and that will allow Man Utd to overtake Chelsea and only 1 pt behind Liv.
    BEst is 1-0 win all the way till end of season!

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    HAPPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL FANS!

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    HAPPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL FANS!
    Happy New Year to all Man Utd fans! May we complete the treble again this year!

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    This weekends no EPL matches for Man Utd, we will be playing in the FA Cup.

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