Manchester United dampened Blackburn in a rainy game
Sir Alex Ferguson has surprised United fans today by adding Wayne Rooney to his starting lineup which could win today against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park. Two Goals from Wes Brown and Wayne Rooney gave the Red Devils their third victory in the Barclays Premier League.
Man United have continued their good display after Liverpool defeat in Match day 3 and they sent a warning that they are ready to keep the Premier League trophy at Old Trafford.
The first threat came from Darren Fletcher who could not score to Dimitar Berbatov’s sublime pass, United gained in control as the game went on.
Then, Wes Brown was at the centre of controversy when United took the lead just after the half hour. He produced a magnificent save to deny Ryan Giggs, who had advanced onto Berbatov’s square ball with relish. But from the resulting corner, Rooney curled over a cross to the far post which virtually dropped on Wes Brown’s head and bounced in.
Blackburn’s keeper claimed Nemanja Vidic blocked his way as he went to collect the cross but TV replays suggested the contact was accidental, however, Morten Gamst Pedersen was booked for protesting.
Santa Cruz had wafted out of the game and though he briefly lifted the home fans with a powerful drive, Van der Sar was forced to push behind at the start of the second period, the Paraguayan was soon making his way to the dug-out for an injury-enforced change that hardly enhanced Blackburn’s chances of getting something out of the game.
It looked like Ronaldo was going to provide Ferguson with an injury worry of his own when he gingerly held his right ankle after having a shot blocked by Christopher Samba.
However, the eventual world player of the year quickly recovered and, after failing to find the finish when the remarkable Berbatov had done the creating, he poured past Martin Olsson after collecting Brown’s short pass by the touchline.
And, having charged into open space, Ronaldo was able to take his time and pick out Rooney, who produced an unstoppable first-time finish that flashed into the Blackburn goal.
The last real chance of the game came when Tevez came from behind to reach Ronaldo’s back pass, Tevez sent Blackburn’s goalkeeper to the wrong way only to see the ball hitting the right post.
Should Manchester United’s first goal have been allowed to stand?
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