The Two Ronnies inspire Manchester United to sensational comeback
Manchester United 5-2 Tottenham
Manchester United recorded a stunning second half comeback after some inspirational football from both Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney.
Sir Alex Ferguson must have had an inspiring team talk at half time as his side were trailing 2-0. The Red Devils pulled off a remarkable comeback where in the space of 22 minutes scored five goals. Only Manchester United could do that. Only the Premier League champions could do something that outstanding.
The game may be more significant in the race for the title than the Aston Villa game three weeks ago, where Man Utd also came back from behind to beat Villa 3-2.
Today, Man Utd demonstrated some top quality football that only the best could do. Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo were at the heart of some breathtaking football in the second half scoring two goals a piece.
Both combined together creating goals for each other as well as linking up superbly with others. Dimitar Berbatov, who scored the fifth, showed some neat touches as well as Carlos Tevez, who said earlier this week that he is considering leaving Old Trafford.
In the first half United created very little and were punished when Darren Bent and Luka Modric both scored and Spurs were dominating.
If there was ever a game of two halves this was it. The definition for the phrase is ‘circumstances have changed suddenly’ and that is what exactly happened here.
Man Utd started the second half better and were awarded a penalty when Micheal Carrick was fouled by Spurs keeper Heurelho Gomes. The decision was debatable but that wasn’t really important for United. Ronaldo followed up the penalty and scored before Wayne Rooney equalised ten minutes later.
The home side could not afford to have the scores level, as Liverpool had earlier beat Hull City 3-1. But United stayed level for only a minute as a Rooney cross found Ronaldo who headed past Gomes. Ronaldo turned provider to set up United’s fourth in which Rooney’s strike was scrambled over the line. A jubilant Edwin van der Sar ran across the pitch to celebrate the goal and that signalled the game was all but over.
Berbatov then scored the fifth when he took advantage from some dubious goalkeeping from Gomes.
|Manchester United||Team Statistics||Tottenham Hotspur|
|0||1st Half Goals||2|
|13||Shots on Target||4|
|5||Shots off Target||3|