Saturday, September 25, 2010

Manchester United vs. Liverpool

Let me take you back six days ago on September 19, 2010. It was Manchester United vs. Liverpool. The results ended with Manchester United taking Liverpool 3-2. With such great history behind each team, this was bound to be one of the greater games to watch within the English Premier league. There is a special rivalry which exists between the two teams. In the history of Manchester United and Liverpool, both have won a total of 18 major titles. Hoping to add on to these accomplishments, Steven Gerard, the Liverpool captain, managed to score both goals for his team. One came from a penalty kick developed by Fernando Torres, a Liverpool forward, and another from a free kick also created by Torres. The accuracy and placement of the ball by Gerard was incredible. However, no one out performs Dimitar Berbatov, a Manchester United forward. Berbatov managed to score all three goals for his team, also known as a hat trick. One of the more impressive goals involved Berbatov receiving a crossed ball and in mid-air, bicycle kicked the ball into the net. The beauty and finesse of Berbatov was sheer excellence. However, it was not simply Berbatov that was brilliant with the ball, the entire English Premier league is filled with great players that can do unbelievable tricks with the ball. I feel this is one of the reasons why this particular league is one of the most enjoyable to watch, in my opinion.

Here is a video of different highlights from the game...

1 comment:

  1. DUDE. I don't know if you've ever heard of BCFC, they are the team based out of Birmingham, England, but they were actually my team for a year! Haha I actually lived in England for a year, Birmingham specifically, but I got to be part of all the hype that was cheering for them and all that jazz, I definitely felt all the hype get to me, and it was so fun and cool to experience! The face painting, the crazy weather while watching a match, and the drunken English guys getting in brawls, it was definitely a sight to see! Thanks for this post, it brings back memories of all my favorite teams from the UK!