Friday, January 06, 2012

Upsetting the odds

I know we should really be looking forward to tomorrow's visit of Blackburn in the FA Cup, but let's just dwell one last time on that magnificent victory and underline quite what an achievement it was by examining the pre-match stats...

3: The number of wins we'd recorded against Man Utd in the Premier League in 35 meetings

10: The number of years since our last win over Fergie's mob

16: The number of years since they last lost their first game of the calendar year

0: The number of games the Red Devils had lost away from home in the league this season - the only side who could still make that claim in the top four divisions

5: The number of goals they scored without reply in their last away game, at Fulham

0: The number of goals 'keeper Anders Lindegaard had conceded during his five Premier League appearances

10: The number of times Shrek had netted past a Toon keeper in his Old Trafford career (including six in six appearances at St James')

Here at Black & White & Read All Over we've been accused in the past of being too critical, too negative - so, for the record, here's a hearty well done to the players, manager and coaching staff for a famous victory.

Right, now to make turkeys out of the chicken billionaires' men...




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