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A Typical Night Of Manchester Football

The date, Wednesday 19th August and another night of Manchester football to report upon.

Vital Manchester City regular, Wswilly3 sent us the following...

First of all, Manchester United travelled the 30 odd miles to central Lancashire to play Burnley in front of a mere capacity crowd of 20,000 spectators. The result - a 1-0 win to the home side; the first time Burnley had won in the top level of English football for over 30 years. Was this perhaps a testament to the level of opposition they faced on the night?

United were not able to convert their usual penalty and even a team sprinkled with aged professionals such as Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville and Michael Owen had no answer to the Burnley outfit who are tipped by several pundits to finish bottom of the Premier League.

Looking on the positive side, star close season signing Michael Owen was able to complete 60 minutes of the match and is probably due a Premiership goal, his last being about eight months ago!

Secondly, we had Manchester City travelling to Spain to take on the European Champions Barcelona for a prestigious trophy, much valued by the Catalan team.

In front of over 80,000 spectators at the Nou Camp stadium City eased their way to a commendable and well deserved 1-0 victory against the Spanish side, which included in it such stars as Messi, Piquet and Ibrahamovic.

In the City side were young academy products Nedum, Onuaha, Kieran Trippier, Vladmair Weiss, Kelvin Etuhu and Shaun Wright Phillips, who of who acquitted themselves magnificently - together with Carlos Tevez, who in the close season quit Manchester United in order to join the Blues.

At the end of the match Manchester City captain Richard Dunne was presented with the magnificent gold and marble trophy to take back to Eastlands.

So yet another night of Manchester football ends with Manchester United drawing a blank and failing to win at lowly Burnley in front a dismal crowd; whilst Manchester City gave the European champions a good beating in front of 80,000 plus and returned to Manchester with a prestigious European trophy.

Typical day at the office really.

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Date:Thursday August 20 2009
Time: 5:59PM


Heres hoping that this continues in the matches that really happen! I'd already tipped United to lose at Wigan before last night so hopefully they'll lose again and we'll beat Wolves.
20/08/2009 18:05:00
'In front of over 80,000 spectators'... over 94,000 to be exact!
20/08/2009 18:35:00
wswilly3, sorry mate but it was just a friendly, always good to win but just a friendly. Can't help but think articles like this just make a rod for our own backs.
20/08/2009 18:50:00
How dare Itsy Bitsy Burnley be so small minded and arrogant to beat the rags!!!!!
20/08/2009 18:50:00
'Pride before a fall'.. or doesn't it matter any more. Does anything matter any more? Rods.. backs.. center backs.. wolves.. anything... .. I once saw Mick McCarthy from about five feet away.. in a City shirt, and sweating. With a nose like that, the man's obviously a genius. Oh dear..
roy harper
20/08/2009 23:46:00
Mick McCarthy in a City shirt and sweating - NOT a pretty picture, but I concur, with a nose like that.... Well done City for this profile raising win, but clearly it means nothing more than that. Let's see how we get on in the next 10-12 games before we get carried away, although after only two games I can reasonably assure you that the rags are DOOOOMED! Doomed I tell you. HA HA!
21/08/2009 01:14:00
I'll never forget that booming header he thumped in against the rags at Maine Road.
Johnny Baguette
21/08/2009 08:28:00
Manchester United drawing a blank and failing to win at lowly Burnley in front a dismal crowd; whilst Manchester City gave the European champions a good beating----What do you mean by dismal crowd ? what passion what a noise we made Turf moor was rocking.
Grimsby Claret
21/08/2009 17:56:00
thought you might care to read this lads from a man utd fa"Mate, I have never seen support like that in 40 years of watching football. The sheer passion of your supporters is something else. We've become used to success at United and we've got loads of clever songs but it's flat compared to Turf Moor, we're complacent about it all. Going to and from the ground, the atmosphere and the excitement is just awe-inspiring. Stuff United, I've just told the wife I'm going to become a Burnley fan.
Grimsby Claret
21/08/2009 20:27:00
Quite right Grimsby Claret, when I referred to a dismal crowd I was talking about the prawn sandwich eating and chablis drinking element not the passionate meat pie and pints of Thwaites bitter drinking brigade. A great result and cheers.
21/08/2009 20:56:00
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