Monday, April 22, 2013

Sweet Revenge For Man U.

The last day of the EPL season last year was the most memorable in decades for many as Manchester City seemingly had the title won, then lost, then won again in the most improbable of ways, to which many have already turned into folklore. Among those disbelievers were the 75,000 plus at Old Trafford that day whom listed on radio or watched on tablets as City came back in stoppage time to salvage victory from the beyond the jaws of defeat, more like the digestive track, as Manchester United were in the midst of song celebrating another championship. They had several months to dwell on what they could have done do be deciding their own fate this year and made sure they were not in the same position again in the 2013 campaign. Perhaps the shock hadn’t worn off as they took the pitch on August 20th of last year when they lost to Everton 1-0 to start the season, but after that wakeup call, they went on two consecutive runs, the first winning 8 of their next 9 games and then proceeded to go on a 9 out of 10 game run which included a Manchester Derby win over the afore mentioned rivals in blue (at Etihad Stadium) , for a total of 17-2 and the Premiere League title was a forgone conclusion. It was about the most dominating start to finish win since the Arsenal “Invincibles” season of 03-04’, as Man U. rose to the top of the table for the 2nd time after the 15th match of the season and never looked back. The 16-point cushion an ostentatious display of dominance of a year that only has been missing a sweep of The Derby, as City answered back and took the match at Old Trafford 3-2, and lack of any tournament hardware to solidify its place in history. However I’m sure Sir Alex would have taken this result if given the option at the start of the season, but then I think he’s been posing that question to himself every day for almost a year now.