Everton-Manchester United, A Thrilling Match From My Perspective

By: Khang

This match take place on Saturday, April 28, 2007.

At the preview show, a commentator said that Chelsea would win and MU would draw. Hmm, I was preparing the dinner at that time. Leaving all for my wife, I sneaked off to see the kick off.

About 10 minutes later, MU conceded 1st goal. I had to have dinner after that. I was having dinner but my eyes stuck on the 21" TV screen 8 meters from me, over TÃ?m's shoulder. Wish I had a 42" plasma TV at that time.

15 minutes later, I stretched on the sofa once again for the rest of 1st half. My wife was baking some cake, and she sat next to me on waiting for the cake to be ready. No more real chance for MU, and I could not concentrate on the game as my wife kept talking and eating.

At the break, I sadly (but not desperately) went online, as the second half was coming soon. Chelsea led 2-1 at the break. Never mind, MU used to be down 0-1 at haft time, and came back to win 4-1 against Blackburn. TÃ?m left to pick up his friend at the airport.

After the break, hoped that Ronaldo was on duty, but he wasn't, instead, Richardson prepared to join.

A couple of chances were created for MU, but either the goal keeper was fast to block the run of striker, or strikers were too slow to convert to goals. I shouted a couple of times and looked back to my room, as I thought that my wife would react by showing herself at the door. But she didn't.

Not so long after that, Everton scored the 2nd goal. The scorer got the skill (and later in the game he showed off once again, but unsuccessfully. Maybe ManU should pay attention to him, a talented player). I thought of some terrible consequences.

Some opportunities were missed, again. I thought that the goal keeper had his day.

59th minute: Finally the turning point came. Giggs floated a corner kick in and the keeper looked to have caught the ball with ease before destiny stroke: he dropped it at the feet of O'Shea, who banged the ball in the net. A gift wrapped goal and a lifeline for United. This time I shouted loudly and received a complain from my wife who was in the kitchen for the cake.

Things looked like routine now. An own goal from Neville. The commentator said "Neville scored for Man. United". Poor him. He was too unlucky to be at the wrong place (at the post) and wrong time (goal). A fast switch to Star Sport and I was too happy to know that Bolton leveled with Chelsea. My wife said that I was greedy, as I wanted to see two channels at the same time.

Ronaldo started to involve in the game. Smith was off.

The last two goals were indispensable. Full time: Everton 2 Manchester United 4. At the same time, Chelsea were held by Bolton. Sir Alex celebrated the victory soon, as he shook hand with his opponent coaches before the game finished. I remembered Moaninho last year, at the final minutes during the game against Man United, he shook hand with his members, too.

After the final whistle, The Red Devils were very happy as if they have already pocketed the EPL championship.

About Moaninho? Chelsea were denied a 'Jose' penalty for a handball outside the area, something that we'll be hearing about soon.

That's what was happening during the classic game between Everton and Manchester United at Goodison Park.

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