Video highlights of the rather creditable and perhaps fortunate 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford yesterday.
Both goals had an element of luck in them to be honest. Manchester United’s opener got two huge deflections before finding the back of the net via Javier Hernandez’s hand before the Red Devils were pegged back courtesy of a penalty that, well, wasn’t really a penalty in my view.
I decided against using the Match of the Day highlights as they fail to really show anything we managed to do during the game so instead we have these more balanced ones to take a look at.
Meanwhile Alex Ferguson was suitably bitter about the whole thing.How dare anything be given against Manchester United! It’s a travesty I tell thee…
Meanwhile Alan Pardew was left to gush over his Geordie Heroes who put their bodies on the line once again to bring home a point on what was our 130th anniversary as a football club.
To me we were fortunate to get a point, but only in the sense that Manchester United had enough chances to win the game and laid siege to our goal in the last ten or so minutes. However on balance of play, and for our defensive work, we deserved a point. I mean we equalled them in the first half before they got a slice a luck to take the lead when in reality they’d been running out of ideas.
It’s Chelsea next for us in front of a sellout St James’ Park crowd and Sky cameras next Saturday. We can get into them and we can win that game. I’ll be at the game and I can’t wait to see what we have in store for Andre Villas-Boas and his charges. Perhaps we can consolidate that 4th place for ourselves?!
Howay the lads!