Man United lose 2 - 3 to Blackburn!! Man City will finish top of EPL this year!!

@ram_cv (16516)
India
December 31, 2011 9:06am CST
In what is a huge upset, Man United fell to Blackburn 2-3 despite a brace of goals from the in form striker Dimitar Berbatov. Yakubu scored two goals to put Blackburn 2-0 up, but then Man United fought back to level the scores and threatened to win the match and go atop EPL. But Grant Hanley spoiled the b'day party of Sir Alex by scoring the winner late to give Blackburn a vital away win. This loss for Man U means that Man City end the year at the number 1 position in the league. Cheers! Ram
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@omchesunche (1755)
• Indonesia
31 Dec 11
Well, that was a big surprise at the end of the year from blackburn. I could not imagine, that was just fairy tale from blackburn, the bottom of table team able to crushed top position team.. However, I have seen their great performance when they held Liverpool draw 1-1 by last week. It was a great momentum for blackburn,like King Kenny said Blackburn is strong club but only unlucky since many players are injured. This remind me when they won Premier League title by beat United at late 90's. It was duo SAS, Shearer and Sutton who able to score many goals and dominated United at that moment..congrats Blackburn,hopefully they able to save from degradation as well..
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
1 Jan 12
Yes, Blackburn have done well during this festive season. Especially looking at the teams that they have played against. Let's see if they can stay up this season. Cheers! Ram Happy New Year 2012
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@jkct02 (2859)
• Malaysia
2 Jan 12
I wonder what those Blackburn fans who demanded Kean's resignation are saying now. Who can manage a team like blackburn to draw 1-1 away to Liverpool and win 3-2 away to Manchester United? What if they go on to to win their next 2 matches at home to both Stoke and Fulham? If they do they will be in mid-table and they may even be capable of challenging a place in Europe! Will the Blackburn fans be chanting "King Kean King Kean we love you"?
@skyxie (63)
1 Jan 12
I am the fan of MUFC, and support them whole heartedly. But I'm also a realistic. From what I see, this is the year of City to win the league. This will happened if 1) MUFC still maintain their current form, 2) The injury problem remained for entire season. But, I really hope MUFC can retain their title. Kudos
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
1 Jan 12
I think Sir Alex would reinforce the defense in the summer window. Do you have any players in mind whom you would like to see in the back line for Man U. Cheers! Ram
@skyxie (63)
1 Jan 12
For me, the defence line in squad is good enough. It just the injury problem that make the crisis now. But I would prefer Sir Alex to find a new midfield player, that can create creativity and balance in the team. Maybe player like Sneijder, Modric or Hazard can do that.
• Indonesia
1 Jan 12
yes I agree that MUFC need an anchor player in midfield, I think Gerrard would be great..:D:D
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@jkct02 (2859)
• Malaysia
31 Dec 11
That is football. Amazing! I am stunned by the result, and it spoiled my new year eve mood badly :( What a way to end the year... it seemed so promising ...
@adhyz82 (36263)
• Indonesia
31 Dec 11
yes, thats football,..and it make football become so interesting i think
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
31 Dec 11
Actually as an Arsenal fan, if Arsenal wins today, then I would think that this result really sets up the new year. To be fair to Man Utd., I would also wish for Man City to drop some points tomorrow. Cheers! Ram
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@adhyz82 (36263)
• Indonesia
31 Dec 11
and chelsea fans must be uspet too.. in stamford bridge, Aston Villa teach them how to play football.. Steven Ireland is man of the match i think
@adhyz82 (36263)
• Indonesia
31 Dec 11
yes, i watch it too..i dont know, whats happen with the MU defenders..it`s amazing that they are so weak i think
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
31 Dec 11
I think without Vidic and Ferdinand they are really shaky at the back. That is why the results of the last few weeks was really remarkable as sides failed to put enough pressure on the back four of United. If they had done that, they could have really hurt United. Cheers! Ram
@adhyz82 (36263)
• Indonesia
31 Dec 11
i can see how the easily Yakubu can pass 2 defender of MU...and it`s like the evra prediction
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
31 Dec 11
Yes, for all three goals, the Man U defense was really panicky. And that is why I am surprised that other clubs have not really cashed in on this so far. I think re-enforcing the defense would be the top priority in this Jan transfer window.
@DEGREES (33)
• Indonesia
1 Jan 12
seriously?? it still far to reach 38 games though..:D this team without Vidic and Ferdinand looks like have a big hole inside their defense...:D:D may the best team win EPL
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
1 Jan 12
Yes, there is still another 5 months to go. It is going to be interesting if the remainder of the season remains similarly competitive. Cheers! Ram
• Indonesia
1 Jan 12
the top 2 still breathtaking.. I hope chelsea and arsenal could play better this season though..
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@rappeter13 (5298)
• Romania
31 Dec 11
This was a result I didn't expect. But I think that the English FA should think again when not leaving this period without games. Football players are all humans and they need to spend this time of the year celebrating, with their families or with their friends. It is hard to concentrate on football in this circumstances.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
1 Jan 12
Yes, this discussion has been going on for quite some time in English FA. But they are very adamant that this has been the tradition for ages and they want to continue with it. As a football fan, I don't really mind it. :) Cheers! Ram
• Romania
1 Jan 12
Yes, it is good for fans who want to see football during the holidays. But you see, the players who are active in the EPL don't really make a lot of good work during international competitions in summer, as they are exhausted.
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@sjlskl (3384)
• Singapore
31 Dec 11
Indeed this is a huge upset. No one would have expected Man Utd to lose to Blackburn at Old Trafford. When Berbatov scored twice to equal the score, one would have expected the Red Devils to put this game into their catalog of remarkable comebacks and go on to win the game. But Hanley had other ideas. With the January transfer window now opened, Ferguson has got to make a decision. It is very clear that the midfield need strengthening. Unless he do something about it, their "noisy" neighbour will be even more noisier come May.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
1 Jan 12
Yes, you are right. The Man United of the old would have won the match after leveling it at 2-2. But this side has a frailty at the back that tends to get exposed by players running at them. Yesterday Yakubu did a fantastic job of that and really hurt United. Cheers! Ram
• India
1 Jan 12
they deserver that place, am i right or right? ram mr. football perfectionist.
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