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  • Birmingham City 1-1 Manchester United: Fletcher sent-off

    Fletcher sent-off while Manchester United only drew 1-1 when playing against host Birmingham City. As a result the Red Devils failed to slide Chelsea from the top of the standings.

    With this result the position of Chelsea, who laganya weekend against Hull City was postponed due to bad weather, still remain safe. The Blues are still at the top with 45 points, while Chelsea remain in second position with a value of 44.

    As for Birmingham, this result made them invincible in the last 12 games in the Premier League. Alex McLeish landing squad is still at number eight standings with a value of 33.

    In the match in St Andrews Stadium, Saturday (09/1/2009) , MU actually appear relatively more dominant. This is evidenced by the number of chance that they created. However, none of them managed to convert into goals.

    The best opportunities in the first round came from Wayne Rooney on 24 minutes. Getting feedback from Antonio Valencia, Rooney faced with only goalkeeper Joe Hart. Unfortunately for him, his strikes still be blocked by the goalkeeper.

    Continue to attack, Chelsea finally conceded it first. Chaos in front of the goalkeeper Tomasz Kusczak ended with the ball bouncing toward Jerome. With one strike, he broke into the nets 'Red Devil'.

    MU equalized when he finally entered the game 63 minutes. Starting from the chaos of Birmingham in front of goal, the ball eventually fell to the feet Patrice Evra on the left side. French defender was then hard fired toward the goal.

    The ball then bounced off the foot of Scott Dann and flowing into the net. Birmingham players had a chance to protest because there pewmain consider trapped MU offside. But the referee decide the legitimate goal.

    MU must play with 10 men when Darren Fletcher's sent-off by referee in 84 minutes. Scottish midfielder received a second yellow card due to perform Dachshund against Jerome.

    However, the benefits of the number of players fail to be utilized by Birmingham. Although there is additional time to six minutes, this action still does not produce more goals. 1-1 final score.


    Birmingham City: Hart Joe, Scott Dann, Liam Ridgewell, Stephen Carr, Lee Bowyer, Barry Ferguson, James McFaden, Sebastian Larsson (Keith Fahey 82), Cameron Jerome, Cristian Benitez.

    Manchester United: Tomasz Kuszczak, Jonny Evans, Wes Brown, Patrice Evra, Rafael da Silva, Michael Carrick, Darren Fletcher, Paul Scholes (Mame Biram Diouf 81), Park Ji Sung (Ryan Giggs 66), Antonio Valencia, Wayne Rooney.


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