Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Chinese New Year!


Assalamualaikum and greetings,

Here I would like to wish all HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR! And not to forget Happy 22nd Anniversary to my parent. Thank you!

Regards,
Y. Danie

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Manchester United 5-0 Portsmouth


Wayne Rooney collected the Barclays Player of the Month award before kick-off then helped steer Manchester United back to the top of the table with a resounding 5-0 victory over struggling Portsmouth.

The England striker broke Pompey's resistance with his 23rd goal of the season, equalling a career-best total.

The only surprise, given United's possession, was it took them until the 40th minute to make the breakthrough.

However that goal gave Sir Alex Ferguson's side the impetus they needed and Portsmouth collapsed.

United added a second on the stroke of half time with Nani's effort taking two deflections.

Michael Carrick had similar luck in the second half and Dimitar Berbatov was also on target before Marc Wilson put the ball into his own net.

It was poignant day at Old Trafford as the club commemorated the 52nd anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster in which 23 people, eight of them players, died.

Old Trafford manager Ferguson will no doubt feel the result did the occassion justice.

United began on the front foot and Jonny Evans headed narrowly wide after a cross from the edge of the area by Gary Neville.

Portsmouth, however, launched a swift counter attack and Edwin van der Sar did well to parry a powerful shot from Anthony Vanden Borre.

Rooney tried to work an opening in the 22nd minute but his effort came off the back of Tal Ben Haim and was taken by David James.

Then Nani released Rooney after skipping down the wing in the 33rd minute and he turned quickly only to fire a shot over the bar.


close range
Portsmouth, however, almost opened the scoring a minute later with a spirited response.

Nadir Belhadji got into a good position only to see his effort cleared off the line by Evans and he then failed to make good use of the rebound.

Play switched back down the other end and Berbatov was wasteful in front of the posts.

He somehow managed to turn his effort wide in the 35th minute when it seemed easier to score after Antonio Valencia and Neville cut Portsmouth open.

United did not have to wait long before going ahead and inevitably it was Rooney who scored.

He got on the end of a cross from Darren Fletcher in the 40th minute to send a header beyond James.

United added a second on the stroke of half time, Nani's close range effort taking a deflection first off Anthony Vanden Borre and then James.

The home side restarted in the same vein and Nani sent a shot high over the bar in the 49th minute after a cut-back from Berbatov.

United almost added a third in the 54th minute but James turned Valencia's effort around the post after the winger had played a neat one-two with Berbatov.


goals tally
Four minutes later James was again cursing his luck as Carrick's drive took a wicked deflection off Michael Hughes and left the goalkeeper stranded.

United maintained the momentum and made it 4-0 on the hour with Berbatov regaining possession and sending a low shot into the corner after Portsmouth failed to close him down.

Rooney then picked out Darren Fletcher at the back post but Richard Hughes read the situation well and headed to safety.

Even though United were poised to go back to the top of the table the home supporters were anxious for their side to improve their goals tally.

They got their wish in 69th minute when Wilson turned Patrice Evra's cross into his own net to make it 5-0 to the champions.

Substitute Mame Biram Diouf should have added a sixth goal but skied a shot over the bar in the 80th minute.
United, however, had to be content with a five-star show which was good enough to overtake Chelsea at the top of the table.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The old 374C


Lately I really miss my old housemates. Miss the old 374C. Where are you guys now? Bade! Khalis! Matt! Wan! Syazly! Hakim! You guys should come down Melaka to make 374C as noisy as possible! Miss you guys! Miss the old 374C! Text or call me when you guys want to come and make sure come together!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Arsenal 1-3 Manchester United

 

Manchester United swept aside title rivals Arsenal 3-1 at Emirates Stadium to move within a point of leaders Chelsea.

United opened the scoring in the 33rd minute when Nani's chip across goal was palmed into his own net by Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia, before in-form England striker Wayne Rooney swept home a second following a quick counter attack.

A third on the break from Park Ji-sung at the start of the second half effectively ended the contest, although defender Thomas Vermaelen netted a consolation for the outmuscled Gunners.

Arsenal, who had started the match five points behind Chelsea ahead of their trip to Stamford Bridge next weekend, began well as Andrey Arshavin got away down the left, before cutting inside and trying to curl the ball past Edwin van der Sar from a tight angle, but his shot drifted wide.

United, though, were quick to regain possession and then cut down any space for the home side.
Nani and Darren Fletcher combined as they almost played in Rooney, but William Gallas made an important blocking tackle in the six-yard box.

Alex Song - back from the African Nations Cup - then had to hack the ball clear at the far post as United again got clear down the right far too easily.

When Arshavin - who was ineligible for last season's Champions League semi-final tie between the sides - burst away again, he lacked any support in the middle.

The Russian, though, remained Arsenal's most potent attacking threat.

In the 13th minute he skipped away down the left, cut back inside Wes Brown and curled another effort goalwards, which this time was only just wide of the far post.


timely tackle
Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas suddenly burst into life with a surging run down the middle, before slipping in Arshavin, but the Russian lost his footing at the key moment and United cleared.

United - who have played a match more than Chelsea - slowly started to gain the upper hand and Gallas needed to make another timely tackle in the penalty area as Paul Scholes shaped to shot.

Nani drilled the ball wide as Arsenal were again exposed in the right channel, before playing a key part in the goal which gave United the lead.

The winger skipped easily in between two defenders then chipping the ball back across goal. Almunia pushed it inside his far post, with Park Ji-Sung ready to tap the ball into the net.

Fabregas' shot following a corner was blocked - and four minutes later United were 2-0 ahead.

Again Nani was the provider, dashing clear after picking the ball up from Rooney before squaring it for the England striker to sweep home his 22nd goal of the season, low into the corner.


simple encounter
The Gunners faced an uphill battle to get back into the match, with Arshavin firing wide from just inside the box - as manager Arsene Wenger was left to scratch his head and looked to the heavens for inspiration.

It could have been worse on 41 minutes, but Nani blazed his shot wide after more good work from Rooney down the left.

There was a hold-up at the start of the second half as Rooney received treatment following a knock on the knee in a challenge with Bacary Sagna.

The England forward, though, was soon back in the action, and tested Almunia with a fierce angled drive after cutting in from the left.

It was game over on 52 minutes, when United scored a third following another simple counter.
This time is was Park who broke clear, sprinting onto Fletcher's chip into the Arsenal half and then slotting past Almunia from just inside the box.

The Gunners were also well beaten here 3-0 by Chelsea at the end of November, before a run of seven wins from nine hauled them back into title contention.

Fabregas, continued to drive his young team on, firing over and then just too close to van der Sar, then Song volleyed wide.

Theo Walcott came on as substitute - and Arsenal pulled a goal back with 11 minutes to go when Vermaelen's volley took a deflection off Jonny Evans to wrong-foot van der Sar.

However, there was to be no grand finale as Wenger's youngsters were again found wanting when it mattered most.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Oh Sizuka~



Tiada yang umpama kasih yang pertama
Ku luaskan indera merangkul adinda
Tiada yang sejati tiada yang seindah
Kasihmu ku bawa ke mana saja

Di langit bumi kota Nagoya
Berputik cinta ku semula
Sekian lama ku kecewa
Hadirmu bagai lentera
Hampir layu ku separuh mati
Di belai ku kasihmu bersemi
Kau suntikku lalu kau bisik
Kalimah indah berserta detik
Mata terpejamku celik
Semangat berputik
Kerna kau tak peduli
Trimaku sepenuh hati
Mata terpejamku celik
Semangat berputik
Kerana kau beri Mentari
Kembali Percaya diri

Oh Sizuka
Ku tunggumu
Na……
Oh Sizuka
Ku tunggu panggilanmu

Oh sizuka konichiwa
Apa Khabarmu
Oh sizuka ku tak lupa
Ingatkah kamu
Oh sizuka Bila waktu
Lamaku tunggu
Oh sizuka Ku tunggu panggilanmu

Aishiteru sayang Sizuka
(Tunggu ku di sana)
Kisu shite mo-ii Sizuka
(selamanya)
Itsumo suki-dayo Sizuka
(Kita kan bersama)
Aishiteru sayang Sizuka
(Ke akhirnya)

Manchester United 4-0 Hull City



Wayne Rooney scored four times to send Manchester United top of the Barclays Premier League.

Rooney put United in front after just seven minutes. And, after coming through some worrying moments in the second period, two goals in three minutes from the England star completed his fourth United hat-trick before he added another for good measure in stoppage time.

Boaz Myhill's heroics earned the Tigers a draw at Tottenham Hotspur last week and the Wales international raced out of his penalty area to ensure Rooney did not get on the end of Michael Owen's pass.

There was to be no clean sheet for Myhill this week though as, after Hull had only half-cleared Nani's corner, Park Ji-sung invited Paul Scholes to shoot from long range with an excellent lay-off.

Myhill could not hold Scholes' venomous 30-yard effort and, after taking one touch to control the rebound, Rooney fired home his 17th goal of the season with his second.

Nani tried his luck from a similar distance to Scholes but could not keep his shot down.

Darren Fletcher curled over an excellent cross for Park but, under pressure from Garcia, the South Korean glanced his header wide.

Ferdinand turned a Nani corner into the side-netting before Geovanni drove his free-kick into the United wall after Scholes had sent Craig Fagan flying.

Edwin van der Sar was then called upon to turn an angled Nick Barmby effort wide after Jonny Evans' intended header towards his goalkeeper had been totally misdirected.

Rooney turned onto Nani's cross but his shot flew over after cannoning off McShane.

Nani went down under Geovanni's tackle after a neat bit of skill had taken him into the Hull box, although referee Steve Bennett was probably correct not to give a penalty.


head wide
Andy Dawson then denied Owen after Rooney had supplied the inspired through ball.

Ferdinand faed to test Myhill with a header from the corner but United were playing with a fluidity that has been lacking on so many occasions this season.

Myhill turned away Owen's acrobatic volley then, after Rooney had released Nani, Zayatte was forced to concede a corner to prevent Owen tapping into an empty net.

Rooney curled a free-kick narrowly wide against a background of almost constant noise. Zayatte was having a busy afternoon and found time to head wide on a rare Hull attack.

The pressure was soon at the other end again, with Rooney off target once more as he turned onto a chance Scholes had inadvertently set up for the England man.

A cleverly disguised Nani pass left Owen with a clear sight of goal again but McShane's last-ditch tackle prevented him from rolling home United's second.

United dominated possession at the start of the second period but there was a brief delay as Fagan cannoned into Bob Pollock, the assistant referee.

The official was flattened by the Hull man and for a while it looked quite serious. Thankfully, after treatment by the United medical team, Pollock was able to continue.

Nani completely missed his kick as he tried to clear Hunt's corner at the near post. Van der Sar took a clean catch though, setting in motion a United counter-attack that brought a couple of corners but nothing threatening for Myhill.

Rooney took over corner duties but his overhit effort suggested he would be better off trying to add to his goal tally.

Bernard Mendy replaced Nick Barmby after 57 minutes as United continued to try and find their earlier fluency.


low cross
Nani's low cross flashed across goal, with neither Owen nor Rooney able to make contact with despairing lunges.

Rafael Da Silva almost played Van der Sar into trouble with an underhit back-pass, then Patrice Evra made a fine blocked tackle to halt Mendy's run at the expense of a corner, which Anthony Gardner turned disappointingly wide.

Rooney's long-range effort beat Myhill and the keeper's right-hand post.

Owen glanced Nani's free-kick wide before Garcia was replaced by Kamel Ghilas for Hull.

Owen and Scholes were replaced by Dimitar Berbatov and Darron Gibson with 17 minutes remaining.

Mendy cut in from the by-line and blazed over before Ghilas latched onto McShane's cross and watched his scuffed effort roll agonisingly wide of the far post.

It was a reminder of just how precarious United's lead was, although nerves would have been settled if Gibson had spotted Rooney on his own and played a pass to the striker rather than chipping onto the roof of Myhill's net from 40 yards after Nani had sprung the offside trap.

United's second finally arrived seven minutes from time after Myhill had fumbled a Nani free-kick onto his own bar and then laid team-mate Andy Dawson out as he tried to atone for his error.

The hosts continued, as is their right, and when Rooney was eventually set up, he blasted his shot over the prone Dawson.

Rooney was not finished and after Nani crossed superbly from the right, allowing the striker to complete his hat-trick with a close-range header, he rounded off his own impressive afternoon with a solo effort in stoppage time.

Gomendasai

Assalamualaikum and greetings,



It's been a while since I didn't update my blog. Well, kind a busy these few months. Busy with the final exam, assignment, and a lot of commitments. So, hope you guys can understand and accept my reason and forgive me. Now I'm back to blogging. So, keep follow my blog. Chill and Enjoy!

Thank you and assalamualaikum.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Brimingham City 1 - 1 Manchester United



Manchester United needed an own goal from Birmingham City defender Scott Dann to salvage a point at St Andrew's as they missed out on the chance to replace Chelsea as Barclays Premier League leaders.

Referee Mark Clattenburg allowed the equaliser to stand after 63 minutes, cancelling out Cameron Jerome's first-half opener, after consulting with one of his assistants before awarding the goal.

The Red Devils ended with 10 men after midfielder Darren Fletcher was sent off in the closing stages for a second bookable offence.

The draw enabled Blues to make club history in achieving their longest ever unbeaten top flight run of 12 matches - a run stretching back to October.

Birmingham showed the tenacity and fighting spirit which has been their trademark during an 11-match unbeaten run leading into this fixture.

And in the second half they posed more of a threat via the pacey Christian Benitez and United's Tomasz Kuszczak was the busier of the two keepers.

United dominated possession from the first whistle and City midfielder Barry Ferguson blocked a shot from Fletcher at the expense of a corner.

Birmingham were closing down in typical fashion but they were guilty of some poor distribution in the early stages.

Fletcher teed up Paul Scholes in space 20 yards out and it needed James McFadden to get in an important block at the expense of a corner.

Wayne Rooney got the better of Birmingham skipper Stephen Carr, who misjudged a pass down the line from Patrice Evra, and it needed McFadden to get in a vital block at the far post to keep out Luis Antonio Valencia's shot.


under pressure
City keeper Joe Hart was tested for the first time after 24 minutes when he reacted quickly to block a shot from Rooney who had been found in space by Valencia.

It was one-way traffic towards the home goal and Rooney headed wide from a Fletcher centre.

McFadden brought down Scholes 25 yards out but Valencia's free-kick was charged down by Lee Bowyer.

Park Ji-Sung had an opportunity when running onto a Fletcher through-ball but he lost his balance when under pressure from Carr.

United appealed in vain for a penalty after claiming Carr had handled a pile-driver from Michael Carrick.

It was non-stop attacking from United and Dann threw his body in the way of another shot from Carrick.

But after 39 minutes Birmingham stunned United by taking the lead in their first worthwhile attack from Jerome.

The former Cardiff player forced a corner when his shot was blocked by Scholes.

United failed to deal with McFadden's centre, Bowyer headed the ball back across goal and it bounced off Johnny Evans to Jerome, who applied the finishing touch for his fifth goal of the campaign.

Birmingham then squandered a great chance to double their lead.


own goal
They found themselves in a two-against-one situation on the counter-attack but Benitez lost control and allowed Carrick to make a vital tackle when Jerome would have had a clear run on goal.

Fletcher became the first player to be yellow-carded after 44 minutes for a crude challenge on Bowyer.

Benitez found himself in a promising position in the United box at the start of the second half but was dispossessed by Wes Brown.

But the Ecuador international forced a low save out of Kuszczak after United had failed to fully clear a Sebastian Larsson corner.

United finally drew level after 63 minutes through an own goal from Dann.

The central defender was under pressure from Park when he turned a low centre from Evra past Hart.
Park was immediately substituted and replaced by Ryan Giggs.

Birmingham tried to retaliate and Benitez turned away from Evans and had a fierce shot beaten out by Kuszczak.

Carr, who has just returned from suspension, collected his sixth booking of the season for bringing down Evra but Rooney's free-kick was deflected wide.

Hart held onto a low Valencia drive and Scholes fired over the bar as United searched for the winner.

But their hopes were ended when Fletcher was sent off for a second bookable offence after 84 minutes for a foul on Jerome.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year 2010!



Assalamualaikum and greetings,

Here I would like to wish all Happy New Year 2010. May God bless all of us and all the best in this new year. Don't look back, forget the past and don't be afraid to face the future. New year, new target, new spirit, everything new. So, lets do our best and good luck. Peace!