Sunday, January 16, 2011

Give me goalless drama

I'm surrounded by CHICAGO BEARS and GREEN BAY PACKERS fans, salivating at the prospect of their teams battling for a Super Bowl berth.
Is it much of a surprise I was much more interested in TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR and MANCHESTER UNITED clashing at White Hart Lane this evening?

We watched on television as the clubs played to a goalless draw that had more drama than many other matches that do feature goals.

Rafael was sent off, meaning the visitors played the final 16-plus minutes a man down.

Wayne Rooney lashed several frightening looking shots, but saved his most hideous attack for a rant against the referee.

Luka Modric was his old mercurial self for the hosts, but Spurs never quite fulfilled their promise.

The result finds Manchester United back atop the Premier League on goal difference -- and with a pair of games in hand. Spurs remain just outside the top four.

I'll probably pay more attention to the Bears and Packers as next weekend approaches -- it will be hard to escape the clash in this part of the country. For the moment, though, I am more interested by the round-ball game.


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