At Old Trafford on Sunday, one team played some outstanding football and the other team won the match. Once again, Arsenal passed the ball sublimely, hounded Manchester United when they didn’t have the ball and were generally superior to their opponents. However, it’s goals that win matches and the Gunners’ inability to put the game out of sight always meant the Red Devils would have an opportunity to force themselves back into it.
The Guardian reports that Sir Alex Ferguson is after two more wins, which he thinks will be enough to retain their Premier League crown. Nevertheless, his statement that Sunday’s match was the ‘best of the year’ is a plain-faced lie, unless he means it was the best performance by a visiting team at Old Trafford this season. The Guardian reports the following.
“You couldn’t ask for more from a team than Arsenal produced. They have given their biggest effort and we have still managed to win it. I watched the Liverpool versus Arsenal game on Tuesday and it was absolutely fantastic but the quality of this game was even more outstanding. There will not be a better game this year.”
It must have been a quiet journey home for striker Emmanuel Adebayor who, despite scoring the opener, missed a series of chances which would surely have kept Arsenal’s title dreams alive for at least a little longer. Quite simply, Manchester United rode their luck on Sunday and were clinical when it mattered. However, did they realy look like the best team in the land yesterday, especially with a distinct inability to score from open play.