In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.
2 matches. Both were very unsettling and butt-numbing. I'll start with the earlier one.........
Malaysia drew 1-1 against Thailand in the 1st leg of the tie of the AFF Suzuki Cup semi-final in Bukit Jalil a few hours ago. To me, Harimau Malaya dominated the 1st half. The Thai goal looked shaky and they only got a few shots. Eventually about 10 minutes in the 2nd half, Bukit Jalil shook as Mahali crossed the ball into the box for Norshahrul Idlan Talaha a.k.a Mat Yo to head in. The Tigers looked a bit drained if you asked me. In the last 15-20 minutes, Thailand found the equalizer from a header. I gotta admit, it was a pretty good goal.
In the dying minutes. Malaysia did get some chances from Safee Sali and Mat Yo but the keeper was quick to react on Safee's header and Norshahrul failed to capitalize. A hard fought match and the result is good. We conceded so it'll be tough for the 2nd leg. Tough but sure as hell not impossible. You made us proud, lads!!
Now, to what I've been looking forward to for a long time...........
Manchester United beat Man city 3-2 at the Etihad Stadium and shatter their 30-something match unbeaten run at home. The last time city lost at home soil was in 2010 against the toffees (Everton). Full of drama and some blood was spilt.
Even in the first few minutes, things already began to seem frisky. Players flying with their feet, making wild challenges. city were controlling the ball for a while. Then United got the ball for the counter attack. Young took the ball down the left flank and slid the ball to Rooney outside the box. Rooney's finish was a bit unclean but he struck it for the 1-0 lead in the 16th minute.
Before the half-hour mark, Rooney strikes again as Rafael squared the ball to him to lead 2-0.
After half-time, Tevez came in. Once quite of an icon at Old Trafford, now public enemy #1 for all Man United fans (Google it). Robin van Persie (RVP) chipped the city goalkeeper and it hit the bar, just nice for Ashley young to pick up and score. The flag was up for offside. Replays showed that it wasn't offside and linesmen once again show how incompetent they can be. Few seconds after the disallowed goal Yaya Toure netted city's 1st. United seemed shaky and they paid the price as an unmarked Zabaleta took advantage of a volley and scored the equaliser within the last 10-15 minutes.
Both sides were desperate for a win. Tevez clipped Rafael's leg near the edge of Joe Hart's left side of the penalty side. RVP territory. 90 minutes gone. 4 minutes of added time. RVP shoots and SCOOOOOORES!!!!
It took a slight deflection off of Samir Nasri's shin but a goal's a goal. We'll take it. As United were celebrating, a bloody city fan threw a 2 P (pence which is the equivalent of sen in the UK) coin at Rio Ferdinand at the corner of his left eye.
Towards the end Tevez lashed out on Phil Jones as Jones blocked him. Tevez showed his frustration in front of Sir Alex Ferguson. That ungrateful Argentine t**t. In the end, Manchester United showed those so call "Citizens" what real champions are made of.
Not only that, this also proved some things.
To those who aren't savvy about this, look it up. Those noisy neighbours are just so bloody pretentious.
Next point, just cos an Arab Sheikh bought the club and you're loaded doesn't mean you can roll with the big boys. And another thing...........
I think I've made myself pretty clear. Oh wait..ONE MORE............
There's only ONE UNITED!! Glory glory Man United!
See you guys on the flip side!!
P.S: The word 'city' I didn't 'capital' the 'C' for reasons usually united fans know. Needless to say, I did it on purpose.