Saturday, January 27, 2007

FA Cup Review

The fourth round for United can be summed up in two words: Rooney & Riley. First, Rooney's second goal was sublime. United have lacked that type of class since Beckham was playing on the wide right. The best part of the goal was that United needed it to record a tough 2-1 win.

Second, Mike Riley was "pants" today!!! He missed a clear header by Vidic in the first half; incorrectly agreed and ruled an offside on Larsson's second half strike; and allowed Pompey's goal despite what looked pretty obvious to be an ubstruction on several Portsmouth players. This is two games in a row where I thought the officiating didn't match the quality of the game.

All in all, a hard fought win...despite the lack of another clean sheet.

Monday is the Fifth Round draw.

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