In what can only be described as the most inept Rovers performance in recent history, Manchester managed to end Blackburns good form, clinically destroying the blue and white outfit, 7-1
Rovers were forced into a change, with Goulon starting for Gamst Pedersen whilst Roberts took the front man role
Realastically, Blackburn had nothing, Manchester were too classy, too clinical and too determined. Blackburn were sloppy, unorganized, lethargic and pretty much useless.
And this was pretty much summed up in the first 2 minutes of the game. Anderson charged a stray ball, drawing Robinson out to make a sliding clearance. However the ball didnt go far, with Nani crossing into Berbatov, managing to stick a leg out past Chimbonda and open the scoring in the 70th second….1-0 Manchester
The second goal followed 20 minutes in. Jung Si Park became a world superstar, jinking inside past his man, touching off to Rooney who sliced a pass back past Chris Samba and into the path of Park, taking a touch and chipping over the oncoming Robinson…2-0 Manchester
Blackburns only foray into the Manchester half came upon, with Phil Jones trying his luck from distance, Ryan Nelsen spraying a volley and Chris Samba causing havoc on a free kick. But that was it, with the Rovers defence soon providing a goal for Manchester…
Chimbonda picked up the ball down the left flank, and decided to follow up with a back pass to Robinson from 40 yards. Berbatov couldnt believe his luck, running onto the spray pass and blasting into the far corner of the net….3-0
And so half time came and so did 3am local Aussie time, just how much longer could yours truly handle this punishment….
It only took minutes, but the 4th goal came, with Berbatov starting and finishing proceedings. Picking the ball up from defence, Berbatov played Evra, who in turn returned the ball to Berbatov. The Bulgarian then released Nani down the flank, who then cut a cross to Berba, sealing his hattrick with a well taken strike. 4-0 Manchester
60 seconds later it was 5. Anderson split the defence with a through ball, Nani cutting past Chimbonda and finishing….5-0
That was it for yours truly, enough was enough, and bed came calling in disgust…..
Apparently 2 more goals were scored, Berbatov poaching 2 more and racking up 5 goals for the afternoon, whilst Chris Samba managed to nick a late consolation goal.
7-1 it finished, a rather disgusting performance from Blackburn
Must have been the worst display of defending since the Paul Ince days. Nelsen and Samba looked like drunken sailors, Chimbonda was in his own world, whilst Salgado was hit and miss. Robinson made a few saves, but 7 goals against him wont go down too well…..
We had a midfield today? It was atrocious. Brett Emerton thought he was Lionel Messi, trying to get past every player in his way, and managing to lose possesion every time. Goulon wasn’t too bad, Jones lost the ball too many times, Dunn tried, to no avail and Diouf, well he was probably our only one constantly trying….
One of these games were Jason Roberts might as well have sat on the bench. The ball didnt even make the half way line let alone the front line….we could of played 5-5-0, and probably still walked away with the same result
Looked really enthusiastic of the bench, might be another one coming through the ranks