Thursday, December 18, 2008

Osaka scored in the midnight hour, that's when Rooney goes tumbling down

While you were tucked up in bed dreaming of all the transfers your team won't make in January, that FIFA Club World Cup Trophyship TourneyShield was taking place over in Japan, and with an almost full-strength Man United XI on display, one would expect the score to have been rather emphatic.

Instead, the final result had a touch of Benny Hill to it. But seriously, 6 goals in 17 minutes?

Of course, United still prevailed by the score of 5-3, but not before some late fun from both teams in the second half, giving the match more of an NBA All-Star Game feel thanks to its invisible defense.

Rooney's contribution was perhaps best of all, summing him up in his brief 17-minute appearance (yes - as soon as he came on, the goals began). Young Wayne managed 2 goals and 1 yellow card within 4 minutes. He's nothing if not efficient.

Hideo Yashimoto's injury-time strike was the pick of the litter. Anyone think Roman might buy him for 8 million? Meanwhile, Fergie's men will play LDU Quito in the final.

1 comment:

Andrew said...

The Sun reported that Rooney made a "brief seventeen minute appearance" during his honeymoon as well.