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Manchester United tasted first defeat in the season opener itself. Everton defeated Manchester United 1-0 at Goodison park.

Everton 1-0 Manchester United

It didn’t turn out to be a perfect start for last season’s runner up Manchester United travelling to Goodison Park to take on Everton.Recently the Toffees have became bane  for Manchester united as last season’s 4-4 draw at Old Trafford costed them the season.As expected Everton were solid at their home turf which ended in a 1-0 win with a header from Marouane Fellaini in the 58th minute.

Despite having 70% possession United performed below their capability with fewer shots on goal.First half was full of frustration for the visitors with Everton controlling play and finding themselves with numerous opportunities to score. It was De Gea’s remarkable reactions that prevented United giving up minimum of three goals.Star of the match and lone goal scorer six foot four Belgian-Fallaini- provided the breakthrough for the home side with a solid header and bit help from lackluster defense. Hotshot transfer of the season Van Persie was brought on in the 68th minute but did not have any shots on goal.Apart from De Gea’s efforts only other United player to impress was newly signed Japanese midfielder Kagawa with his great movement and great passes throughout the match.

The win is Everton’s fourth at Goodison Park against Manchester United in 21 matches.For Manchester United it was a disappointing season opener,one from which they can only hope to improve.

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“1-6? Is that real? Is that veridical?”  Well that grin on Mancini’s face says it all : Hell yeahh !

“Devastated. Outraged. Confounded. Disconsolate”  read the faces of Man utd’s fans and Sir Alex Ferguson.Manchester United were outfought, out thought, out played in every single department by none other then their own “Noisy Neighbors” . Manchester United’s dominance in Manchester is coming to an end it seems,as the scoreline 1-6 scream out. No wonder Old Trafford was almost empty before the final whistle, while the City end were celebrating.

The Man United line-up boasted of Jonny Evans,at the start, with Phil Jones looking on from the bench. City started cautiously but with a balanced side with attacking players like Silva, Aguero and Balotelli starting.City players arrived at Old trafford relaxed and ready to win and put United 5 points adrift from the current leaders as stated by Mancini before the match. Balotelli and Dzeko netted twice, while Silva and Aguero netted one each to put the game to bed, and humiliate the Red Devils. The second half had barely started when Evans was shown a red card for fouling Balotelli, and with 10 men, the Red Devils could no longer hold on.Fletcher scored the consolation goal .

Apart from Evans red card ,the moment of the match came when Balotelli (Italian striker who had to flee from his house after someone set off a firecracker in his bathroom) scored the first goal of the match.Having found the net, the young Italian calmly lifted his jersey to reveal this ‘Why Always Me?’ t-shirt. Nobody knows why it’s always him, nobody even gives a damn.

The United squad needs a real fluff up if they want to keep up with City and other raging clubs  (Chelsea ,Newcastle), as it may seem that City’s uprising this season will jolt even the best clubs around, and do not be surprised to see them lift many silverware at the end of the season if they continue on their great form.For City, real statement of spirit, a win that will be played over and over again, something their fans will never forget.

 

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