Yes, United did just need a draw in the 37th game this weekend. No wonder the coach Sir Alex Ferguson chose as goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak, and parked the veteran goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar, who will retire with the end of this season.
Of course, no longer willing manipulated Blackburn United, like when slaughtered 7-1 at Old Trafford at the first meeting this season, precisely on November 27, 2010. The team also made by Steve Kean wants to keep a record stall, which predict a new one defeat in 11 Premier League home games.
Although the target one point, United still launch attacks since the beginning of the game. Golden opportunities created by Luis Nani premiere at minute 4, when his shot hit the goalpost Blackburn who escorted Paul Robinson.
Meanwhile, the camp host was not without a fight. Recorded in minute 11, Christopher Samba had a chance when the ball bounce towards him. Unfortunately, the final settlement from the Republic of Congo defender is far from perfect.
Disastrous for United's starting to look at minute 19. Grenada national origin attacker Blackburn, Jason Roberts to test Kuszczak and the goalkeeper hesitated menghalaunya. Luckily, the team captain of United's Nemanja Vidic came as a savior.
But what happened one minute later? This time, United's goalkeeper could not be saved. Starting from a Brett Emerton cross kick from the right wing is capable pushed over Kuszczak. Actually, the ball has left the pitch but the referee failed to give a kick in United's goalkeeper. Until finally, dilambungkan ball back toward Emerton who has swiftly in front of goal. Australia midfielder struck the ball and lodged into the right corner of goalkeeper Kuszczak. Blackburn 1-0 earlier opening advantage.
Almost 20 minutes passed without any dangerous chances from both teams. Entering the minute 40, Kuszczak again make the Red Devils camp almost conceded. Kuszczak could not throw the ball perfectly in front of David Hoillet, but still not lucky because the ball towards goal.
Score 1-0 second half lead. Both Blackburn and United did not make a substitution. It was only at 62 minutes, Sir Alex Ferguson to replace Paul Scholes enter Fabio da Silva. Practical, United turned into a 3-5-2 formation.
Three minutes later, Blackburn got a golden opportunity. Starting Emerton cross, which was welcomed Martin Olsson in the convoy Antonio Valencia. Swedish defender had the ball, but it is unfortunate hit the pole right goal United.
Match remaining 20 minutes. Drama ensued in the 70th minute when Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez to penetrate into the Blackburn box defense, then stopped because hadangan Robinson's footsteps. Referee Phil Dowd consulting with his linesman before deciding United's got a gift penalty.
As a result, Wayne Rooney is believed to be the executioner and successful change things for the 1-1. Bomber England international cleverly directing the ball into the left corner, where Robinson moving in the opposite direction.
Red Devils on the verge of winning. No wonder the row behind United's player looks relaxed hold the ball in their territory. Time when the game went by without any dangerous chances. Until finally, the referee blew the long whistle of United's lead the entire crew came out to the middle of the field.
They also partied to celebrate the success of the champion crown last season, Chelsea, as well as adding to the 19 th title. United's increasingly solid at the top of the standings with a score 77 points, and still leaves pemungkas one match against Blackpool at Old Trafford, on 22 May before facing Barcelona in the Champions League final at Wembley Stadium, London, a week later. Will the United successfully marry the two prestigious titles in this season?
The composition of players:
Blackburn: Robinson, Salgado, Samba, Phil Jones, Givet, Emerton, Jermaine Jones, Nzonzi, Olsson, Hoilett, Roberts. Subs: Bunn, Dunn, Kalinic, Pedersen, Andrews, Santa Cruz, Mwaruwari.
MAN UTD: Kuszczak, Fabio Da Silva, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evans, Valencia, Giggs, Carrick, Nani, Rooney, Hernandez. Subs: Amos, Evra, Owen, Anderson, Berbatov, Smalling, Scholes.