Newcastle have been receiving the accolades for their famous victory at Old Trafford, well at least in the local press, with the National press making a big thing out of it, and suggesting David Moyes’ job may be in jeopardy.
Vurnon Anita – accidentally handling the ball to keep it out
Surely the Manchester United club and fans didn’t expect the next manager after Sir Alex Ferguson to simply pick up where Alex left off, and keep winning all the time?
Well maybe they did, but the Red Devils are in a transition period at the moment, and they will need to be patient and give Moyes some time, and it could be they don’t qualify for the Champions League this season.
Vurnon Anita came in on Saturday in a five man midfield that allowed Newcastle to control the game pretty much, except for the first 15 minutes of the second half, before we scored.
This is what Vurnon has said in the local press:
“Yes, I heard we hadn’t won for 41 years here.” “It’s a big win for us. It was also a good result after the defeat on Wednesday to Swansea City.”
“We kept the ball very well. We were tight on our men, and we deserved our goal.” “It’s a nice victory, and a historic victory.”
“It was a big game,” “As a young child, you always want to play in the big games.” “This was a big game for me, the team and the whole club.”
“I enjoyed it, and I think that showed on the pitch.”
Anita was also involved in a penalty appeal in the second half just before we scored, and he was on the post for a corner, and a header came in that hit the post and then hit the lower part of his arm, and the ball went to safety.
Vurnon clearly handled the ball, but it was accidental, and a penalty wasn’t given – and that was the correct decision by referee Andre Marriner.
But it’s one play where we got the rub of the green on Saturday, and that didn’t happen much at Swansea on Wednesday night.
What do you think?
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