Last night saw us return to the top of the table with a well deserved one nil win.
To my surprise I got the impression that Arsenal were expected to win this game so it was great to silence all the talk. Could have had a peno in the first half after Chamakh handled in the area, Nani went agonisingly close and Rooney missed a penalty as well as going close himself so whilst I’m happy to have got the 3 points I feel we could have won by a greater margin.
Anderson was again a dominant force in the middle of the park muscling those around him and could have got another goal if not for Arsenal’s keeper making himself big and getting in the way. Looks like he is getting better every game and is slowly showing that he can be the player we had hoped he could be.
Must have been a Brazilian thing tonight as Rafael was also a standout, barely put a foot wrong and is showing everyone else what we as United fans have been saying all season, the defendsive side of his game has come along leaps and bounds.
As a whole entity the defence was great, we nullified any threat Arsenal posed with a last ditch Vidic block stopping Chamakh from scoring. For all the talk about Nasri coming into the game he hardly shone and the defence as well as the midfield will take credit for this.
With all that being said I haven’t even touched on the goalscorer Park. The Korean kept up his fine form of scoring in the big games and against Arsenal with an instinctive header mirroring Hernandez’s effort against Stoke. There have been calls that he doesn’t score enough goals but it appears that he has taken that into account this season and the goal was his 6th this term.
Rooney put in a shift up top alone and despite his penalty miss he looked bright.
My only gripe is Howard Webb, sh*te performance from ‘England’s top referee’ let Arsenal get away with too much. I don’t know if they were again trying to prove they were big boys but their tactic of fouling got them nowhere!
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