United benefit from City’s spending

by Dave Redden

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Liverpool 1 Man City 1

Liverpool drop two more crucial points at home and in the process almost handing the title to Man United who are now odds on favourites to raise the championship trophy again this season.

How did they do it? The groundwork for this result was laid in the transfer market back in January and the money was spent by the City, not United.

City took the lead in the early part of the second half with a goal by Craig Bellamy, albeit aided by one hell of a deflection. Liverpool laid siege to City’s goal and did pull a goal back through Dirk Kuyt but could not find that all important winning goal. Major road blocks to the Liverpool cause and, in my opinion, the best defenders during this all important ten minutes of the season, were Wayne Bridges, Nigel de Jong and the impeccable Shay Given who pulled off two world class saves.

All of the Manchester City players mentioned so far were purchased during the January transfer window. The interesting note here is that many pundits wrote off the purchases of both Bellamy and Bridge while De Jong and Given always looked solid buys. I would like to bet that even those afore-mentioned pundits who reside on the red side of Manchester are happily eating their words.

It won’t be too often that either side of Manchester are thanking their hated counterparts but I’m betting there will be one or two beers bought and swapping hands this weekend, thanks to Man City’s dabbling in the transfer market.

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  • stevie

    Rafa will at at Real Madrid next season, it’s all about him and Gerrard. Once again Liverpool showed how average they really are!

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