Tag Archives: Premier League Title Race 2012-13

5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 3-0 Aston Villa

By Chris Mortlock 1. Not 19 Forever 34 games played, 27 wins, 78 goals scored. Not bad considering this is apparently one of Sir Alex’s weaker sides, eh? Rightly or wrongly, many have criticised United this season, mainly due to the fact that they’ve not exactly set the league alight, coupled with how frequently they […]

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Match Report & Player Ratings: Manchester United 3-0 Aston Villa

By Lee Savery. Manchester United clinched their 20th league title with a comfortable win over struggling Aston Villa thanks to a Robin van Persie hat-trick. All three goals came in the first half. The first came with just 1:23 on the clock. A terrific Wayne Rooney pass found Antonio Valencia on the right. He laid […]

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Title Number 20

By Mikey Jordan Title Number 20, surely now nothing more than a formality for the red side of Manchester, and instead of being just another day and just another fixture, the 22nd April could now become a part of the history of the Premier League’s most successful club. There is little doubt that at the start of […]

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5 Things We Learned: West Ham United 2-2 Manchester United

By Jason Freeman 1. Rooney’s wide-ranging performances When he plays well, he’s world class but when he has a bad game, as he did against West Ham on Wednesday night, he can be really awful. I can’t think of any other player of his quality and reputation whose performances vary from such a wide range. […]

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5 Things We Learned: Stoke City 0-2 Manchester United

By Matthew Jones 1. Rooney in centre midfield IT’S finally happened. Wayne Rooney in Manchester United’s midfield. I’ve been wanting to see this for a while. In truth, I think he’s played their once or twice, filling in during games, but yesterday he was picked to start in the engine room and asked to be […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City

By Chris Mortlock 1. Phil Jones: The only positive If there’s something we’ve learned about Phil Jones since he arrived from Blackburn in 2011, it’s how versatile he is. Whatever position he’s asked to play, he nearly always excels; whether that’s at right full-back, centre-half, or putting out fires in central midfield. Still just 20, […]

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5 Things We Learned: Sunderland 0-1 Manchester United

By Matthew Jones 1. Defence back on top After a decidedly shaky start to the season in which we shipped plenty of goals and had to come back from numerous losing positions to snatch draws and wins, United’s defence looks back to its imperious best once again. With a fit and healthy corps of centre […]

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Match Report: Sunderland 0-1 Manchester United

By Lee Savery. Manchester United became the first team, in English football, to win 25 top flight matches from the first 30 as they beat Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. On 27 minutes, Robin van Persie received the ball on the left-hand side of the penalty box and outfoxed Phil Bardsley before driving his […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 1-0 Reading

By Chris Mortlock 1. An all important three points, but maybe one to forget Should we do the inevitable and go on to lift our 20th title, few will remember Saturday’s game against Reading. The reverse fixture in December was one of the most entertaining games of the season; Saturday’s was anything but. City’s pathetic […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 4-0 Norwich City

By Chris Mortlock 1. Sir Alex really wants that twentieth title With a gap of 15 points and a crucial Champions League tie against Real Madrid just three days away, you would have been forgiven for thinking Sir Alex would ring the changes for Saturday’s visit of Norwich. Looking at how his team lined up […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 2-0 Everton

By Matthew Jones 1. Focus Ferguson has preached since the concession of the title to neighbours Manchester City last May that he would not allow his side to lose a league title in the same circumstances again. It’s easy to belittle them as just words, but there seems a steely determination permeating through this season’s […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 2-1 Southampton

By Chris Mortlock 1. Kagawa is slowly starting to adapt It’s fair to say that Shinji Kagawa has struggled to adapt to English football. Although the Bundesliga and the Premier League are similar in terms of style of play, the English game is a tad more physical and that’s what the Japanese playmaker has struggled […]

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