|THE TOON ATTACK THE SCOREBOARD END |
IN THE 1st HALF (MARVEAUX'S SHOT HITS BAR!)
Three times we led in this game and three times the home side came back to level things, with their winnin' goal comin' bang on the 90 minute mark, to break wor hearts!
Before the match we'd heeded for 'The Broadway' boozer in Salford Quays, anly to find the shutters doon @ '11:10 am bells'---a DISGRACEFUL state of affairs, given that we were in need some liquid lubrication to quensh wor thorsts, forthwith!
|'THE BROADWAY'---"NAMED AND SHAMED!"|
"NOT!" OPEN AALL HOURS!"
We had ne choice therefore, but to 'move on' to 'The Lowry Centre', which iz a bit closer to the groond, where we foond 'sustinence' at ower FOWER QUID a pint in a bar caalled 'Lime' which iz nearly double the price of 'The Broadway'!
A canny few Manc fans with 'dodgy' non Mancunian accents filled the bar and we estimated that WE probably lived closer to 'The Theatre of Muppets' than at least three qwaataz of them!
It waz then off to the match some 20 minutes distant in the pourin' rain and we got a reet soakin' waalkin' there!
The goal sequences/incidents were az follows:
4th minute: Wearin' wor 'high viz jacket' coloured strips we took the lead when a Demba Ba shot waz fumbled by their keeper De Gea and James Perch waz on hand to sidefoot the baall into the net in front of the 2,000 (plus) Toon fans behind that goal! (1-0 to us!)
25th minute: Evans taps in equaliser after Tim Krul blocked a Hernandez shot (1-1 !)
28th minute: Evans deflects a Danny Simpson shot into hiz own net az the linesman flags for offside on Papiss Cisse.
After a discussion with hiz linesman the ref Mike Dean gives the goal az Evans had played Cisse onside by touchin' the baall. 'Old Fogey Fergie' waz NOT amused and ranted and raved on the touchline beratin' the officials! (nowt new there!---then!) (2-1 to us!)
'Marveaux the Magician' then struck a fab free kick which hit the bar and rebounded oot just before the interval, which would have put us 3-1 up had we had some luck! (see top photo!)
"The ref waz reet! ---'Old Fogey Fergie' waz wrang!"
Az the teams came back from their half time break 'Furious Fergie' had ANOTHA go at the ref, linesman and 4th official az he ranted and raged on the touchline, pointin' hiz fingers and shakin' hiz fists in every direction!--an absolute disgrace if yoo ask us, to try and intimidate them! (it waz later shown on 'Match of the Day' that indeed the REF WAZ REET to award wor 2nd goal!)
58th minute: A fine Evra shot beats Tim Krul and the baall ends up in the back of hiz net!
68th minute: We again retake the lead, when, (appropriately for this time of year!) 'The Angel Gabriel' (Obertan) sends in a fine cross at 'The Stretford End' and Cisse smashes home an unstoppable shot for the goal of the game! (3-2 to us!)
71st minute: The lead doesn't last long though az Van Persie scores from close range! (3-3 !)
Sub Sammy Ameobi hits a great shot which rebounds off the post and straight into the arms of De Gea (lucky b*****d!)
90th minute: It's heartbreak time folks az Hernandez grabs an undeserved winner for 'The Cockney Reds' with a volley that 'cruely' beats Tim Krul! (4-3 to them---final score!)
Just to hoy a 'spanner into the works', Anita suffers wot looks like a nasty knee injury deep into stoppage time!
Not the 'cricket score' that some had envisaged but still a painful undeserved defeat nonetheless!
Toon team: Krul, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Anita, Perch, Bigiramana (Obertan 64), Cisse (Sammy Ameobi 78), Ba (Shola Ameobi 70), Marveaux
Attendance: 75,596 (2,000 (plus) Toon fans)