Saturday, February 28, 2009

Middlesbrough 2-0 Liverpool

People were saying last week that the title race was over and this just about seals it. Obviously, it's not official until it's mathematically beyond us, but I really don't see United slipping up at this stage - while we've slipped to 3rd, behind Chelsea again (if only on goal difference for present).

The annoying thing is that - despite giving a first Premiership start to El Zhar and playing Skrtel in an unaccustomed right-back role - we looked the better team for most of the game. Obviously, this doesn't give you any divine right to win: we've won a few we haven't really deserved to this season (including Boro's visit to Anfield). Football games aren't necessarily won by the better team, they're won by the team that scores the most. With that in mind, another injury to Torres has left us decidedly light up front - with Kuyt, Babel and Ngog to choose from - and raises questions once more about the wisdom of parting with Keane's services (or, at least, not buying a replacement)...

1 comment:

  1. Yes, you've certainly suffered from the absence of the red-shirted goal machine that was Robbie Keane.

    I sort of think that Liverpool in the Premiership suffer from England syndrome - whenever you get even vaguely close to achievement, the pressure and expectation becomes so suffocating that you mess it all up. *Middlesbrough*, ffs.