Onion Bag: Luck, Waterbottles and a Heroic Beckham

745515_f520Manchester United beat Arsenal 2-1 at Old Trafford. Soccer can be cruel.  Arsenal dictated the match to Man United, forcing a reactionary formation and tactics.  They dominated for 89 minutes but two mistakes beat them.  Wayne Rooney tumbled, anticipating the contact Manuel Almunia then provided, for a cheap penalty.  Abou Diaby stupidly headed a floating free kick into his own net.

Arsene Wenger was sent off bizarrely for kicking a water bottle in frustration, after a last second equalizer was ruled offside.  The officials forced him to leave the playing, straight into a section of Man United fans, who had been singing all match about him being a pedophile.  Referees chief Keith Hackett apologized.

Continued at TheBigLead

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