Man Utd., Premier League

United’s Undefeated Record Ended By The Wolves

2003 - CheersManchester United’s dream of following Arsenal’s path in winning the Premier League undefeated this weekend in a rather unpredictable scenario as they were surprisingly beaten by the league’s bottom table, Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Making the scenario more unexpected, Wolves actually have to come from behind before taking and holding a 2-1 lead against the current table topper that were undefeated before this game.

Being predicted to come away with an easy victory in the game, United did hinted that it will be another day at the office from them after their Portuguese star, Luis Nani, put the away team ahead in just three minutes. Surely with such an early goal against the team in the bottom of the table, nobody would expect that the home team could actually come back strongly against the Red Devils but that’s pretty much what happened as goals from George Elokobi and Kevin Doyle gives nothing but misery for the away team.

Two goals from Elokobi and Doyle that happened in the first half motivated the home team’s performance in the second period where they courageously held their lead without giving plenty of chances for United. The Red Devils player were visibly frustrated on that half as even senior players such as Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs were spotted committing silly fouls that actually pretty much shown the emotional side of a big side like Sir Alex ferguson’s team.

This defeat that United had not only ended the unbeaten run that the Red Devils have already acquired before the match, but this result could actually turned the whole season around once again especially if the players failed to cope with this defeat. Moreover, this lose would also bring an extra believes for the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea that Sir Alex Ferguson’s team finally stumbled this season. Surely it would be interesting to see where would this result take Man United’s path this season as anything could really happen after this.

Match Report:

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United 2-1
Goals: Elokobi 1o, Doyle 39 (Wolves); Nani 3 (Man United)

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