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The uncertain glory of an April day

Posted by hakanrylander on April 23, 2009

Yes, it’s still uncertain, but the win against Portsmouth along with the draws for Chelsea and Liverpool moved United an imporant step closer to the league championship. With only six games to go we’re now 3  points ahead of Liverpool and 6 ahead of Chelsea and have a game in hand.

Chelsea’s challenge effectively ended yesterday. Whatever Hiddink says about giving everything as long as there’s a theoretical chance, I would be very surprised if he fields their strongest side against West Ham on Saturday considering that Barcelona awaits three days later.

Furthermore, our remaining fixtures doesn’t look, dare I say it, impossible:

  • Spurs (H)
  • Middlesbrough (A)
  • City (H)
  • Wigan (A)
  • Arsenal (H)
  • Hull (A)

Finally, the performance against Portsmouth was very encouraging compared to much of what we’ve seen in recent weeks. With some half-decent finishing the score could easily have been 5-0.

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