It was a day of honoring the “Busby babes”…..Players like Duncan Ferguson and Frank Swift who perished in the Munich air disaster. Both United and City wore thrown back jerseys without sponsors emblazoned across the front and both teams and the crowd of well over 70,000 stood in nine minutes of silence pre-game.
In the end Mancester City delivered a staggering league blow to United defeating the “Red Devils’ for the first time at Old Trafford since 1974. Darius Vassell and Benjani on his debut for City provided the two first half goals.
When it was over Michael Carrick pulled a late goal back but the final score of 2-1 was indicative of City with Micah Richards leading the way at the back defending their amazing first half two goal lead. United dominated possession yet lost the talents of Cristiano Ronaldo somewhere central in a sea of blue shirts who had no want to attack in the second half.
More points dropped by United in the title race with Arsenal………..Meanwhile at Jalisco Stadium Guadalajara , Mexico one of the great rivalries of Mexican futbol took place with Chivas defeating Atlas 2-0. Omar Bravo scoring in the 7th and 87th minute. Of note in this one is that Chivas coach Efrain Flores spent 14 years at Atlas running their youth system.
A big day of game watching leads to Chelsea and Liverpool in another half hour. Thoughts on these games?