Sunday, March 18, 2007
Manchester United Win Again and Again..
Photo: Phil Noble
Manchester United Striker Wayne Rooney (captian at 2nd half)and fellow teammate South korean Park Ji Sung both scored 2 goals The game was only 10 minutes old when the England head coach's day took a serious downturn as Neville lay on the ground in agony after his left ankle crumpled under a challenge from Gary Speed.The Captian then was Ryan Giggs.
Ronaldo made three goals in the first 25 minutes at Old Trafford, two for Park Ji-sung and one for Wayne Rooney, who added his second before Bolton's Gary Speed converted a late penalty.
It was almost as if the visitors were so fearful of Ronaldo they dare not go near him, offering the winger a suicidal amount of space to run into every time he got the ball.
Only Jaaskelainen's save prevented Ronaldo getting his own name on the scoresheet for the 18th time this season, but the winger's exit at least allowed Alan Smith to experience Premiership combat for the first time since he suffered those horrific injuries at Liverpool in February last year.
He was soon celebrating too after setting Rooney free with a lobbed pass which allowed the United forward to outpace Ben Haim before belting an unstoppable volley past Jaaskelainen.
The goal involved precisely five touches from the moment the ball left the United area to it entering the Bolton net.
It took Rooney's tally for the season to 15, five of which have come against Allardyce's team, who bagged a late consolation when Gary Speed slotted home from the spot after Nemanja Vidic had harshly been ruled to have fouled Abdoulaye Faye so its 4-1 to manchester