How do you explain that ? For 42 minutes United were absolutely superb, after that not so much.
The day started with a usual suspects and a few beers in the Waldorf, after which I met a good Mag pal of mine for an old fashioned and a baby wetting session. Congrats Mark & Michaela.
For the first time in a long time at the Etihad I was stood in a spot where I could actually watch the game. United started
superbly, with Mitro in particular picking off from where he finished last week. United were all over the Citeh early on with the lads playing with the same pace and passion as they did last week. In Mitro we have a genuine threat, sadly that lad will go on to clubs with better chances of winning stuff than United. He looks like the real deal. Throughout the 1st half Newcastle looked the better side with Mbabu and Gino looking very good down our left hand side. United took the lead after 18 minutes after fantastic work from Mbabu and Gino down the left hand side. Mbabu cruised past Zabaleta to lay in Gino who found our main man Mitro who bent down to put us into a 1-0 lead. Cue bedlam in all 3 tiers of the away end.
After we took the lead we continued to take the game to Man city and disgracefully had a second chalked off for offside. Funny how the away teams never seem to get those tight call decisions. 5 minutes after United had another chance to go 2 up unfortunately Joe Hart made a great save.
It looked for all the world we were cruising towards a 1-0 HT lead when Citeh equalised through Aguero, for the life of me it looked offside. Anyway, we went in 1-1 at HT. I definitely didn’t see what followed coming.
The second half display was as bad as I’ve seen from a United team, I’ve seen some shite n all. United managed to concede 5 goals in 15 minutes. I can’t really remember how it all happened I was just in shock at the whole thing. After the 6th I walked out, I cant stomach the likes of Sissoko and Gouffran taking the piss out of my beloved football club.
I must mention Aguero mind, what an unbelievable footballer he is. Imagine being lucky enough to watch him and Silva week in week out. 2 proper footballers them.
Shit day ended with a shite result in the Rugby. Two proper depressing weeks back to back, thank fuck we haven’t got a game next week.
Norwich in two weeks is a huge game, as hard as it is to give the lads our support at the minute we must be up for it next week. Enjoy the break and come back up for it. Lets hope the players do the same.
Newcastle United: Tim Krul (5), Daryl Janmaat (5), Chancel Mbemba (4), Fabricio Coloccini (3), Kevin Mbabu (4) (Jamalle Lascelles 53 (4)), Moussa Sissoko (2) (Chieck Tiote 66), Vurnon Anita (3), Yoan Gouffran (1) (Florian Thauvin 66 (4)), Gino Wijnaldum (5), Aleksandder Mitrovic (6), Ayoze Perez (6).
Unused Subs: Mike Williamson, Papiss Cisse, Siem De Jong, Rob Elliot.
Ref: Kevin Friend – incorrectly ruled our second off for offside. Like they needed any favours.
Our Fans: Shellshocked (5/10)
Their Fans: Lottery Winners (4/10)
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