Manchester United Arsenal: A Long Way Back to the Emirates

Red Army ManchesterCorrespondent IApril 13, 2008

Today saw the battle of two sides, both fighting for the Premier League crown.

United were the title holders and Arsenal looked to dislodge the crown from Manchester United's vice-like grip.

It looked like Arsenal might do it in the first half with a few chances that thankfully were missed by Adebayor. When things like that happen, you think luck may be on your side.

Even though Arsenal did go ahead with a very contentious goal, scored by the hand of Adebayor, you just knew it wasn't going to end that way.

Then in the 53rd minute, a penalty was awarded to United and yep, that man Ronaldo, sunk it into the Arsenal net, marking his 38th goal in all competitions this season.

That tied the score at 1-1. The game was truly on.

Then 18 minutes from full time, a free kick was awarded to United. Owen Hargreaves took control and with an absolute blinder of a shot, he curved it over the wall and into the right hand side of Jens Lehman's net.

United were up 2-1, which is how it would stay right to the end with some great midfield defending.

Arsenal was not allowed much action in the United half.

At the final whistle, United were again six points clear of Chelsea and nine points clear of Arsenal. If United can win the next couple of games, the title is theirs yet again.

But I am sure Chelsea, who are waiting, will try and upset the party at Stamford Bridge, on April 26.

There are still a few twists and turns left, but isn't that what we like?