before the game started i told hubby that chelsea would win, by a small margin, with the score of 2-1. i wasnt totally wrong. chelsea did win, tho by a bigger margin. united lost 0-3. i knew chelsea would win because they had more going for them - last game at stamford bridge, playing against united, losing to liverfool recently. while united, even if they won, would not get anything except for the prestigious 2nd place - which is now not even a certainty.
the first half was alright. trailing by only 1 goal, possession was 50-50. no hard tackles (with terry, lampard, rooney & ronaldo around, you cant expect a clean game.) unfortunately the second half was not as great. tackles started flying in, cards being shown, 2 goals for chelsea. i thought united played ok, a 3-0 scoreline didnt really reflect the match. rooney got injured, darn it. there goes england's chance in the world cup. they were counting on rooney. like the last euro, once rooney got injured, england went downhill. terry (who i hope would succeed bex as captain) is also injured, although his didnt look as bad as rooney's seeing he played for more than 60 minutes.
i dont mind chelsea winning, i have no problem (yet) with them. i think they've got really good players in terry, lampard, cech, makalele (yees...yees...yees...), robben (certain parts of him) but i didnt like the way drogba was celebrating outside the pitch when the final whistle hasnt even been blown. i thought that was very disrespectful of him...there was still 2 minutes on the clock and he was jumping up and down at the bench with the supporters. come on...your teammates are still on the pitch, show some respect man.
i also dont get this yellow cards for lifting/taking off shirt rule. what happened to it? i thought players were not allowed to celebrate goals by lifting or taking off their shirts but lately i saw 2 players who were not cautioned for doing exactly that. what happened to the rule...was it taken away? who cares if players want to take off their shirts...its part of a goal celebration. let them be...unless of course its ryan giggs. sorry giggsy, as much as that goal against arsenal (fa cup semi final replay 1999) was spectacular (eat your heart out, veira)...we dont need to see so much hair on the telly. thanks but no thanks.
anyway...its all for the 2nd spot now. next match is against boro, united's bogey team. if they lose that game, there goes the 2nd place.
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