Monday, 4 August 2008

Peterborough vs Man Utd, Friendly, 4 August 2008

I was just about to post about how this has been a firly dull match, with little of note for Joe Lewis to do bar picking out a couple of shots from distance, and collecting some very wayward shots when he's dropped a howler - miscommunication between him and his defender saw the defender chest a ball back, and for Joe to fumble it and drop it over his own line. Whoops.

Still, not been a bad year for the lad - last year, he made his debut for Morecambe on loan from Norwich in a friendly at Southport, now he's playing Man td via a trip to Trinidad with the England team.

It's predictably dull friendly fare - wouldn't have tuned in if it hadn't been for the Joe Lewis connection. Man Utd playing a few recognised first teamers (Ferdinand, Brown, Evra and Tevez), along with a few squad players like Fletcher and O'Shea, as well as some of the youngsters. They're holding Peterborough well, seemingly playing pretty much within themselves, but they've had a few close chances, partly down to some dodgy clearances by Kuszack, and had a lucky let off when McClean blazed a shot over the bar with the goal at his mercy following some creative defending by Man Utd.

Going to abandon this at half-time to catch up on last week's episode of The Wire. Can't see there being much more excitment now Utd have taken the lead, and expect plenty of substitutions to disrupt the game in the 2nd half.

Pretty sure this is the second season in a row Peterborough have played Utd in a friendly - perhaps it will become a regular occurence whilst Ferguson Jnr manages there.

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