For the Manchester Derby, we got a Halloween treat!
Howard Web has taken possession of Michael Oliver's whistle! It was spooooooky.......!
Obviously, it was not as if we didn't get ANY calls. Certainly, Smalling getting sent off was huge. But even if United had all eleven, you could argue that if we had scored on the AT LEAST three penalties.......
And while Sergio Aguero again got man of the match, for this commentator, Joe Hart was again what it was all about.
First: he forced the issue with Smalling to get him the first yellow. Another keeper would have held the ball and waited for Smalling to walk away. By forcing the issue with Smalling, he got him the first card.
Second, while United only had a couple of shots, they were quality, particularly the effort from DiMaria. Not only did Hart deflect that shot wide, but he did so out of the way of a waiting Wayne Rooney. BTW, thank Rooney for being the cheating footballer you are. Watch the extended highlights at the MCFC.CO.UK web site. At 9:37, Wayne RUNS INTO Demichelis and simply flops to the ground. What a cheating piece of crap. As usual, he spent the entire match with his arm in the air calling for penalties. Perhaps he should spend more time regretting the fact that his team is crap and less complaining.