All four of the Manchester derbies last season were full of twists and late winners but that wasn’t the case Wednesday night. Both teams played one man up top alone which left most of the action in midfield.
In the first half both sides kept everything simple knowing the smallest mistake could lead to the opposition scoring. This obviously isn’t the reason we love the beautiful game but in some games you just have to patient, that’s apart of support a football team, I always believed.
I was ‘over the moon’ watching Rafael Da Silva, he’s only a small full back but that didn’t stop him from making his mark in tackles on the likes of Yaya Toure who didn’t look the easiest of players to take down!
I think we can all agree that the main highlight of the night was when Rafael squared up towards Carlos Tevez who didn’t do much throughout the game.
I watched Berbatov from time to time and he really started to frustrate me when he didn’t make any attempt to win back the ball even though his work on the ball was outstanding. I thought this season we would have a new Berbatov, one that would put in effort on and off the ball like he did against Chelsea in the Community Shield.
It didn’t look good losing both Rafael and Evra due to injuries in the second half but John O’Shea and Wes Brown didn’t fail to perform.
With very little chances created the game ended 0-0 but a point away at Eastlands isn’t bad but it’s important we pick up three points against Villa Saturday morning.