Sunday, September 19, 2010

Football on a perfect "football day"

Skies were overcast, clouds dripped rain and the chill in the air practically spelled "autumn."
DUBUQUE had the same weather as much of BRITAIN today, based upon the conditions at OLD TRAFFORD.

Dimitar Berbatov struck a magnificent hat-trick -- including a sublime, overhead kick for a goal -- as MANCHESTER UNITED downed LIVERPOOL, 3-2, in a PREMIER LEAGUE match I watched live on television this morning.

Berbatov had already struck twice with an hour gone, when Liverpool's Steven Gerrard pulled the visitors back with a penalty and a well-placed free kick.

The Bulgarian had the final say with an 84th-minute tally.

I don't support either of these clubs, so I sipped coffee and enjoyed the spectacle as a neutral.

It was a morning perfectly suited for football.