The Greatest Day: Manchester United, Jenson Button And Gillingham All Win

Daniel GoochAnalyst IMay 11, 2009

Sunday 10th May will stay in my memory for many years to come. Manchester United won the derby against city, Jenson Button won yet again and Gillingham are off to the home of football ... Wembley.

Manchester United

It was the day of that big derby between United and City. The reds against the blues. The biggest club against the richest club. The mighty red devils against ... City.

With Liverpool is first position United were looking to get the 3 points and go clear at the top. Mathematically United can win the title before Liverpool play their next game.

The game was electric from the start. The tackles were flying in and the shots were flying over.

It was only 18 minutes into the match when Cristiano Ronaldo (... who else?) smashed a free kick towards the City goal. The deflection off a defender put the ball just on the finger tips of Shay Given, but he could not keep it out.

Just before half time (the soon to be leaving?) Carlos Tévez curled a shot which went in off the post to put United into a convincing lead.

There were more close chances in the game, but that was the way it ended.

A win for United puts them 3 points clear of Liverpool with one game still in hand.


Jenson Button

Pinch yourself Jenson, this is real.

British F1 driver Jenson Button is having the best year of his life. After years of misery with few wins and retirements nearly every race, he is in a dream world.

This season he is racing for the new kids on the block, Brawn GP. He has incredibly won 4 out of the 5 race this season. He is well clear in the driver championship and is pulling off a better season than Lewis Hamilton has in previous years.

All the way through the race his car control was spotless.

The race got off to a sensational start with two separate but impressive crashes.

One thing that made me laugh was Felippe Massa. The one thing i certainly know about F1 is that the car needs fuel to go round the track. This is something the Ferrari team nearly got wrong. On the last lap of the race Massa was in third, but his fuel was running very low and his speed was dropping rapidly. 

He got overtaken twice and finished 5th. He was lucky as he completely ran out of fuel a few corners past the finish line.



The pride of Kent will be playing on the hallow turf of Wembley in 2 weeks after their victory in the Coca-cola League Two Play-Off Semi Final 2nd legagainst Rochdale. The first leg was a dull 0-0 draw, but the 2nd leg at Priestfield was high tempo and exciting.

"F*** off you dirty northern monkeys".

It was all or nothing for Gillingaham. They had to win to go to the final.

Simeon Jackson put the Gills 1 up after 13 minutes with a sneaky chip over the foot of the Fielding.

Rochdale then pulled one back with a smash from Dagnall which fizzed past Royce's hand.

The man of the moment, Jackson the blasted a penalty into the back of the net to put Gills into the final.

Yoosof Farah, a legendary Bleacher Reporter, said "Gillingham are too good for this league. Look at us ... the stadium, the facilities, the players and the fans. We're to good to be down here".

Up next for Gillingham is Shrewsbury at Wembley. They havn't had the best record against them. Their last meeting was a devastating 7-0 defeat for the Gills. Lets hope the final will be the other way round.

Bring on Wembley!!!


Best Moment of the Day:

(Well 2) 1.The final whistle at the Gills game      2.The pitch invasion

Saddest Moment of the Day:

When Shrewsbury scored

Funniest moment of the day:

Massa nearly running out of Fuel