I can barely contain myself while writing my first article for 2011 with Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez scoring for Manchester United against West Brom. It is also a good way for Hernandez and Manchester United to start the year.
"Chicharito" used his head to score the tie-breaking goal in the 75th minute. It was a needed booster since Old Trafford was feeling a lot of tension before the equalizer. No one knew where the game was headed.
The reaction of the supporters of Manchester United was one of celebration. The reason was that Manchester United was able to maintain its standing in the Premier League.
Wayne Rooney started the game with a dramatic goal within three minutes of play. James Morrison replied by scoring for West Brom with a volley kick at the 14th minute.
The game was tense with both teams struggling for posession of the ball. Manchester United had possession within 52 percent of the game compared with West Brom with 48 percent.
Peter Oderwingie became desperate and went towards Rio Ferdinand. Ferdinand extended his leg in the direction of Oderwingie and he fell.
Ferdinand almost cost the game for Manchester United with his action. He should have received an expulsion. The result was that Oderwingie had a chance to score on the basis of a penalty.
It appeared that the anger that Oderwingie felt ruined his chances for a goal. He kicked the ball and it missed the goal post and disappeared for the rest of the game.
Manchester United replaced Dimitar Berbatov with "Chicharito" in an act of desperation. It was a decision that greatly helped the team.
The game started to shape in favor of Manchester United and it was almost over after Hernandez scored.
Regardless, the yellow cards flew for Hernandez, Vidic and Fabio for Manchester United. It appeared the team was making errors in its attempts to cement victory.
Chris Brunt of West Brom also received a yellow card for misconduct.
In the end, Hernandez became the Most Valued Player in this game for his quick thinking with his head.
West Brom 1-2 Manchester United
The Hawthorns, England.