Thursday, 5 January 2012
Demba Ba has now proved without doubt that he can take on any team any defender when he scored his 15th premier league goal, to be second after top scorer Robin Van Persie. He was a nuisance to United, denied call for a penalty early on after Rio brought him down on penalty box though the referee saw otherwise. He went on to be denied call for fouls and miss to connect a mouth watering cross.
United manager Fergusson brought in Anders Lindegaard for De Gea on to see the goalie concede for the first time in premier league and went on to concede three. There was nothing much he could do for all three goals. For the third goal it is not clear if he would have reached the ball before Leon Best if Jones avoided deflecting the ball. Demba score the open with a nice volley over Rio Ferdinand who block Anders Lindegaard vision. The second was pretty much super strike though Cabaye went just two steps behind before hitting the ball that hit crossbar and went inn. It was similar to Lampard goal vs Germany that was denied but Howard Webb did not require goal line technology to make decision. Then came the final nail, Jones own goal as he tries to obstruct the ball from Leon Best. He accidentally deflected the ball but Anders Lindegaard was already moving the other direction.
Results add to the tally of surprising recent premier league results:
Chelsea vs Aston Villa 1-3
Manchester United vs Blackburn 2-3
Fulham vs Arsenal 1-2
Wayne Rooney coming from unpaid week after misbehavior in holiday season was unable to prevent Manchester United consecutive defeat and was withdrawn on 75 minute. United made substitutions and played with 3 forwards before Rooney replacement but still could find a goal.