Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Manchester United Defeat Birmingham City with Carlos Tevez

Manchester United had a nightmare time in their last match against West ham United. They lost that match despite leading and then having a penalty. This time, they were luckier and defeated Birmingham City by 1-0. Carlos Tevez scored the only goal of the match. Manchester United did not play that bad they should have scored more than one goal.

BBC wrote:

Tevez's overhead kick and a Cristiano Ronaldo back-heel carved open the Blues defence and the Argentine calmly slotted home the winner on 25 minutes.

Cameron Jerome was down injured then but Birmingham complaints were limited and they battled bravely to the end.

Tevez, who also hit the woodwork twice, went off late on with an ankle injury.

The good news for Manchester United that with this win they could keep the pressure on Arsenal. They are just 2 points the leader. Well, the bad news is that injury worry might make them suffer in the next few matches.

Times Online wrote:

And, the sight of the already-substituted former West Ham United player needing to be carried to the dressing room by two members of United's backroom staff after the final whistle was not what Ferguson would have wanted.

For long periods, precious little happened on the pitch to lift flagging spirits either.

With Wayne Rooney still absent through illness, Park Ji-sung, handed his first start since March, worked predictably hard, as did Nani on the left flank. But equally predictably, it was largely left to Ronaldo and Tevez to test Birmingham's defence.

So, the last thing Man Utd needs at this moment is another injury.

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