Monday, 20 August 2012

Manchester United vs Everton: LIVE Commentary of the Second Half



Hello and welcome to my second half LIVE Commentary of the Manchester United vs Everton match.

But first, here is the analysis from yesterday's late afternoon match, between Manchester City and Southampton.

Manchester City 3 Southampton 2

What an epic match at The Ethiad Stadium yesterday.

EPL Champions versus EPL new boys.

Striker Sergio Aguero gave City injury worries in the 8th minute after getting a twisted knee after a late challenge from Nathaniel Clyne.

Southampton pressed in the first half after this, before and after Tevez was tripped in the penalty box after 15 minutes.
A weak penalty by midfielder David Silva was saved by Kelvin Davies.

Weak: Manchester City midfielder David Silva has his weak and low penalty saved by Kelvin Davies.

Tevez broke the deadlock after a good pass by Nasri was finished into the corner in the 40th minute.

Striker Rickie Lambert equalised for Southampton in the 59th minute with a low curling shot out of goalkeeper Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart's reach.

Equaliser: Striker Rickie Lambert makes it 1-1 against Manchester City in the 59th minute.

Midfielder Steven Davis made it 2-1 to Southampton in the 68th minute.  


Shock - but not for long: Midfielder Steven Davis celebrates his goal against Manchester City in the 68th minute.

In the 72nd minute, Manchester City substitute striker Edin Dzeko was open in free space inside the 16-yard-box before shooting from 6 yards out to equalise.

Vital equaliser: Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko made it 2-2 in the 72nd minute and gave City hope.
Relief: Edin Dzeko celebrates his goal to give City a chance of winning the match at The Ethiad.

In the 80th minute, from a Manchester City corner which was cleared away by a Southampton defender fell to Samir Nasri who hit the ball downwards towards goal before the ball fiercely hit the net.

Late winner: Midfielder Samir Nasri scores in the 80th minute for City against Southampton.
Three points instead of one: Nasri seals an important win for City after a scare against Southampton.

Nasri won the match for City, 3-2.

Southampton played very well despite losing 3-2... Scoring 2 goals and pressing City throughout the match.
They were not afraid of City, and gave them a lot of trouble - on City's OWN BACK YARD.
 



At 20:56:
HALF-TIME SCORE:



Manchester United 0 Everton 0 

An interesting first half, in which United goalkeeper David De Gea has been busy in the sticks, having to save lots of shots, especially from Baines' curling free-kick.

Clearing away to safety: Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea punches the ball away from danger.


Everton has dominated the first half with midfielder Marouane Fellani, Steven Pienaar and Nikica Jelavic both linking up well.

BREAKING NEWS: Everton have confirmed the £5million signing of Belgian midfielder Kevin Mirallas on a four-year contract deal.

Unveiled: Everton unveiled midfielder Kevin Mirallas at Goodison Park before the match tonight against United.

United's new signing Shinji Kagawa has played well so far, passing the ball well and finding his team-mates with pace and trickery.

Fine showing: Manchester United's new midfielder Shinji Kagawa has impressed so far against Everton tonight.

However headline striker Robin Van Persie is on the bench for United.

Waiting game: Robin Van Persie has to be patient before playing on his debut for new club Manchester United.

Here is a recap of the Team Line-ups:

Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Osman, Gibson, Neville, Pienaar, Fellaini, Jelavic.
Subs: Mucha, Heitinga, Naismith, Gueye, Barkley, Coleman, Anichebe.

Man Utd: De Gea, Valencia, Carrick, Vidic, Evra, Nani, Cleverley, Scholes, Kagawa, Rooney, Welbeck.
Subs: Lindegaard, Da Silva, Anderson, Berbatov, Young, Van Persie, Wootton.

Referee: Andre Marriner 


LIVE Commentary: Manchester United vs Everton - Second Half

21:03:

45: United have kicked off the second half at Goodison Park. No changes for either side at the minute.

47: Everton midfielder Darron Gibson finds space from 25 yards out before taking an ambitious shot.... OVER THE BAR!! 

48: Cross by defender Tim Hibbert into the box, partially cleared away to Leon Osman who strikes the ball high towards goal... OFF THE WOODWARK!!!
Close by Osman, as De Gea was beaten but the crossbar comes to United's rescue.

49: A United counter attack by Danny Welbeck is well cleared away by defender Phil Jagielka who slides in cleanly to win the ball.


55: United midfielder Tom Cleverley intercepts a pass, before trying to find Rooney with a through ball.
Everton defender Distin sees through it, and clears the ball away.

56: Great play by Kagawa. Nice pass to Rooney, before doing a dummy past Baines into the box. Rooney had a long shot, but it was WELL WIDE of the goal.


57: Everton whip a corner into the box, before midfielder Marouane Fellani heads the ball downwards towards goal.... GOAL!!!

Everton have broken the deadlock at Goodison Park, with none other than Fellani who has been the star man tonight!!


Bullet: Midfielder Marouane Fellani broke the deadlock for Everton against Manchester United in the 58th minute.
Pure jubilation: Jelavic and goalscorer Fellani get mobbed by the Everton crowd after the opening goal.
Everton 1 Manchester United 0, with 30 minutes to go.

You think United will give up? I certainly do not.

62: United pressing for the equaliser here with a corner and several crosses into the box. Everton are strong in defence though.

63: Everton free-kick lifting into the box by Baines for Fellani again. He jumps higher than Vidic before heading towards goal.... SAVE! by David De Gea.

65: Everton fans are jubilant and all singing here.
I bet none other than one of my favourite bloggers Dan.

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http://dansfootballmusings.blogspot.co.uk/

67: I knew this was going to happen all night:

Manchester United SUB:

Danny Welbeck OFF 
Robin Van Persie ON

69: United fans hoping that Van Persie can deliver a debut miracle. 1-0 to Everton, 20 minutes to be played.

70: Everton striker Nikica Jelavic has gone off for treatment after a cut underneath his eye.
Meanwhile, United continue to press with Vidic's header just wide of the goalmouth.


73: United desperate for the equaliser. Misplaced pass by Nani gives Everton a goal-kick to clear away any danger.

74: I can just imagine the look on Gary Neville's face right now in the SkySports studios... Urging United to score here. LOL

75: Poor cross by Manchester United winger Nani into the box, as there is another Everton goal-kick. 

76: Winger Ashley Young looks to be coming on for United here... Last chance saloon here.

77: Robin Van Persie tries to find Wayne Rooney with a through ball into the box, but Distin clears the ball away for a corner.

80: Everton SUB:

Leon Osman OFF
Seamus Coleman ON

Fresh legs needed for Everton, with 10 minutes remaining.
I can picture all Everton fans all over the qworld biting their fingernails now... LOL

82: Great tackle by Everton defender Tony Hibbert to deny Manchester United full-back Patrice Evra from crossing the ball into the area.
Not getting past him with ease.

84: Manchester United SUB:
Tom Cleverley OFF
Anderson ON

Fresh legs for United, as they look for the equaliser with 5 minutes plus stoppage left.

85: Everton try and make a counter attack with Coleman trying to cross from the wing, but it rebounds off him and it is a goal-kick.

86: Everton have a welcome break here, with striker Nikica Jelavic down on the floor with cramp.

88: Tense last few minutes at Goodison Park, with United passing patiently looking for a gap in the defence.
Everton counter attack with Coleman taking his time past Vidic. 
Everton free-kick after Vidic was pulling his shirt.

89: Everton SUB:
Nikica Jelavic OFF
Steven Naismith ON

90: The fourth official has signalled for four minutes of stoppage time to be added on.

90+1: Manchester United midfielder Anderson has a shot from 20 yards out which is powerful.... JUST WIDE!!!!


90+2: Everton SUB:
Maroaune Fellani OFF
John Heitinga ON

Everton trying to strengthen the defence with Heitinga coming on.

90+4: Everton fans are screaming here, as referee Andre Marriner blows the whistle to end the match at Goodison Park!


FULL-TIME SCORE: 
Everton 1 Manchester United 0

My Man of the Match:

Everton midfielder Marouane Fellani. 

He worked very hard, throughout the match, until he was substituted in the last few minutes of the match. He won Everton the match with a good header, and was the anchor in their team tonight.


Before I leave you all tonight, I will do a quick EPL transfer and news Update:

Barcelona have confirmed that Arsenal midfielder Alexandre Song has moved to them for a fee of £15million pounds, and he has signed a five-year contract deal.

Bye Bye Arsenal: Song arrived in Spain, at Barcelona on Monday morning, before addressing supporters.
Superstar's welcome: Alex Song signs autographs for his new club's supporters outside the club.
I do not understand what Wenger is trying to prove here, selling two of his best players again.... Arsenal will struggle to qualify for the CL next season now.

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has announced that he has signed a long-term contract with The Reds. 

Signed: Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has signed a new long-term contract deal with The Reds.


Vitesse Arnhem left-back Alexander Buttner has revealed that he is set to seal a 'dream' £4million move from Manchester United.
He has arrived in Manchester, and has completed his medical.


Chelsea's young midfielder Josh McEachran has joined Championship club Middlesborough on a season-long loan deal.

Tottenham are reportedly going to attempt to secure the £6million signing of Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor this week.

The only on-going issue is wage demands, because at City he is getting a lot of money per week....

Celtic midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng has almost completed a £6million move to Swansea, after admitting that he wants to move.
Although, there has been a lot of interest from other clubs in the EPL, including Arsenal and Liverpool.

Arsenal have stepping up their interest in Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin, by asking them whether they can sign him if his loan spell is succesful.

We will see: What Nuri Sahin would look like at Arsenal. Liverpool look to be out of the race to sign him.

Liverpool look out of the race to sign Sahin, due to the fact that they cannot provide CL football, yet Arsenal can.

Arsenal are close to signing him... and he should be an Arsenal player by the end of this week... 

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has challenged EPL clubs to show that they really want him after admitting that he wants to return to the English Premier League in the near future.
 
Wants to return: Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that he may leave if there is interest shown.
 
Manchester United have been offered Real Madrid midfielder Kaka on a season-long loan deal.



 




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