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West Ham 2-2 Manchester United (FA CUP 3rd round 05-01-2013)

0-1 Tom Cleverley 23′
1-1 James Collins 27′
2-1 James Collins 59′
2-2 Robin van Persie 90+1′

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buddymagoo1361d ago

That was a frustrating game. West ham played their socks off!

goku323591361d ago

van Persie to the rescue!

PaPa-Slam1359d ago

He's been doing that a lot recently. :D

vulcanproject1360d ago (Edited 1360d ago )

United's lineup didn't look particularly encouraging. Started with 5 defenders, 3 central midfielders and 2 strikers. I am not sure quite what Fergsuon was going for here. Rafael didn't even play right back, Smalling did. Kagawa was very poor because he had no decent support and was constantly isolated against 3 West Ham midfielders.

West Ham deserved at least the replay because Ferguson fiddled the side and it didn't work very well. West Ham played well and played to their strengths.

I hope he manages to field a better balanced side to win the replay at home but it is an extra game United don't need right now.

Corepred41359d ago

I've read that like three times now. What do you mean a replay?

vulcanproject1359d ago (Edited 1359d ago )

If early round F.A cup ties do not end with an outright winner after 90 minutes the game is played again at a later date at the home ground of the other team this time. If there is still no winner after 90 then you have extra time and pens in the replay.

Anderson81360d ago

atleast cleverly has started scoring.. thats all thats been missing from his game.. rvp + fully fit vidic will win us the title and a cup