Sunday, 5 April 2009
IT'S a good job Manchester United are playing today.
If they didn't have a four o'clock fixture with Aston Villa, what would Fergie do this afternoon? It's not like he'd be able to watch telly is it?
The telly surely got it when a swing of Yossi Benayoun's right boot sunk Fulham in the 92nd minute and piled the pressure on his Manchester United side.
And what a shame that for once we were not 'treated' to a close up of Ferguson's reaction to a goal. That I would have paid for.
Even better was the manner of the win. You could imagine the United manager, feet up, sipping his vintage wine, chuckling every time Liverpool struck the bar or the post.
Thankfully, the Reds had the last laugh - winning at the death for the EIGHTH time this season.
It's a win that puts us top and will get under the skin of United fans, players and, of course, the manager.
Good, because too often the boot's been on the other foot and it's been us enduring their stoppage-time winners.
And what a mad week for Yossi. Injured on international duty after playing for Israel against the club's wishes, the enigmatic trickster popped up with the most vital of goals yesterday afternoon, his fifth of the season.
Good job too, because serial matchwinners Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard were cutting increasingly frustrated figures - with Stevie later admitting he didn't think it would be our day after the woodwork denied us four times.
So, now all eyes turn to the telly-smashing Ribena berry that is Alex Ferguson.
An out-of-sorts Aston Villa stand between him and the top of the league - and a win's a formality, we are led to believe.
Even the usually twitchy bookies remain confident, quoting Liverpool at 5-2 for the title with United at 2-5.
But with Rooney, Vidic, Scholes and Berbatov missing, who knows?
If you fancy Villa, you can get 7-1 for them to pull off a shock win that would threaten the safety of thousands of tellys on Merseyside - and have Liverpool landlords rubbing their hands together at a Sunday night takings boost.
I'm not counting my chickens though, and I'll say it again: Manchester United should win the league.
But people who should win, don't always win do they? Ask Tony McCoy...
Posted by robbohuyton at 00:05